Keech Australia has shipped its next generation cast lip, the first to be released under the Keech KOBRA brand. The KOBRA 660 cast lip is off to one of the Hunter Valley’s major coal mines for use on a 350-tonne excavator.
KOBRA is a showcase of Keech’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and the research and development Keech has been engaged in during the past few years. The cast lip is a one-piece casting using Keech’s own proprietary steel, improving stress distribution across the lip. It is lighter and stronger than other comparable products.
The streamlined profile means clients will benefit from more efficient machine operation and greater bucket filling rates. The KOBRA cast lip system uses Keech’s patented KEELOCK retention system, allowing for faster changeouts with less downtime.
The six-station lip can be fitted with the full suite of KOBRA GET (ground engaging tools), giving better coverage across the lip, an improved casting design that protects the shrouds from backblading and allows for smoother bucket operation and reduced cost of ownership.