[Job Story] ‘McLennan’s Earthmoving’ Adapts Cat Advansys Tips to its Cat49F Hydraulic Excavator

Having first purchased the Cat Advansys tips and adapters for its Cat 349F hydraulic excavator, McLennan’s Earthmoving has seen positive results quickly.

Built for excavators and wheel loaders, the new Cat Advansys tips are designed to deliver great productivity and reduce machine downtime.

Having first purchased the Cat Advansys GET tips and adapters for its 349F hydraulic excavatorMcLennan’s Earthmoving has seen positive results quickly.

A family-owned and operated business based in the Clarence Valley, McLennan’s Earthmoving specialises in earthmoving and civil construction.

The business was growing tired of unwanted servicing costs and saw the need to empower operators to facilitate machine upgrades on the go, so integrated the Cat Advansys tip and adapters into the fleet. There’s been no looking back.

Ben Warwick, Quarry Manager from McLennan Earthmovings’ Duncan’s Quarry said the ease of installation and removal of the tips was their main appeal. He said:

“Our operators can turn the tips and move them from lesser worn locations on the bucket to a higher wear location mid-service with ease, thanks to the simple locking mechanism.” 


“Giving the operator the ability to change the tips also helps us reduce costs, as there is no need to bring in a specialist or wait for a service.”

Courtesy of WesTrac

The Advansys range assists in providing flexibility and offers performance features including tapered tip sides that offer less drag and higher productivity.

The tips and adapters help to provide better penetration and durability for machines, while improving overall job site safety. Ben said:

“Advansys is a hammerless system that helps keep our people safe as it reduces risk of injury. Just a half turn with a breaker bar is all it needs.”

There is no need to order a separate retainer as the tips have increased wear material and an improved profile that also protects the adaptors from material flow, ensuring they last longer.

Built by Caterpillar and readily adapted to fit any bucket in the industry, the Advansys tips and adapters extend the wear life of the overall system.

Source: WesTrac

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