A wide variety of plastics are used on today’s agricultural equipment, helping to avoid the costly corrosion problems most often associated with metal. Americhem offers custom-engineered compounds for agricultural equipment designed to withstand the rigors of harsh farming applications and environments. Our structurally reinforced compounds, pre-colored resins and internally lubricated wear-resistant compounds allow major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to produce corrosion and weather-resistant agricultural equipment that’s built tough to last.
Warm temperatures, humidity, fertilizers, pesticides and mud are all factors that influence and accelerate corrosion on agricultural equipment. When left unaddressed, corrosion can migrate quickly across metal components and systems, weakening machinery and impacting overall farm productivity.
Americhem’s engineered compounds for agricultural equipment help reduce downtime and extend the useful life of agricultural vehicles like tractors, combines, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and loaders through the use of high-performance materials that can cost-effectively replace or complement metal. Working closely with our material experts to determine your exact requirements, we can get you one step closer to producing corrosion-resistant engines, transmission and drivetrain components, fans, air intakes, fluid reservoirs. Our highly durable, weather-resistant solutions can also be applied to agricultural tools and tractor attachments such as plows, harrows, fertilizer spreaders, seeders, balers, sprayers, wagons and trailers.
With compounding expertise that spans the automotive and transportation industries, there isn’t a corrosion-resistant equipment challenge we haven’t encountered. Click the button below to tell us a little about your needs, and we’ll get back to you quickly with a tailored compounding solution.
Americhem’s lightweight structural compounds offer a greater potential for increasing farm vehicle fuel efficiency since it takes less energy to accelerate a lighter object than a heavier one. Despite their light weight, our engineered compounds for farm equipment feature a high strength-to-weight ratio enhanced by the addition of fillers and reinforcements such as glass fiber and carbon fiber. In many cases, our thermoplastic products will perform as well as or even outperform metal in both strength and stiffness tests.
When it comes to competing with metal, Americhem also helps OEMs address lubrication concerns of moving components. We offer a complete line of internally lubricated compounds designed to reduce friction without any need to grease or oil parts in the field, lowering maintenance and service costs. These lubricant additives can dramatically alter the properties of plastic, providing reduced wear, vibration and noise.
Agricultural equipment must endure extreme temperatures, severe weather conditions and exposure to damaging sun rays and harsh chemicals. Americhem’s weather-resistant engineered compounds for corrosion-resistant farm equipment offer proven performance under the hood, inside and outside any agricultural vehicle. Our durable compounds can eliminate the cost of painting body panels and components, and provide high gloss, weather resistance and scratch/mar resistance in a molded-in-color component.
Some of the biggest names in the farm and agricultural equipment industry rely on Americhem’s tailored approach to engineering polymer compounds with the properties and attributes that meet their exact requirements. Here’s what we offer: