The Ground Engaging Tools Locking Systems Program

Industry acceptance

In recent years the Cutting Edges range of Teeth and Adaptors has gained industry acceptance due to improved design and superior material properties resulting in greatly improved wear resistance.

The market was quick to recognize that longer life products and extended periods between maintenance, together, provide a significant reduction in operating costs.

The need for a locking system that was safer and more cost effective

Cutting Edges policy of continuous product improvement and development has been focused on Teeth and Adaptors and the company recognized a need, throughout the industry, for an improved tooth and adaptor assembly incorporating a locking method that was both safer and more cost effective than current models available.

R&D team established

The Cutting Edges GET Locking Systems Program began in 1997. A specialized Research and Development team was given the responsibility to develop a new improved range of products, from the bucket to the tip.

Phase 1 – Dynalock

In research terms the development was rapid and in 1999 Cutting Edges launched Phase One of the Locking Systems Program - Dynalock, a revolutionary device designed to lock the intermediate adaptor to the bucket without the use of hammers or welding.

Phase 2 – Dynaclamp

Phase 2 saw the development of Dynaclamp to replace the traditional C-Clamp and hammer wedge assembly used on Whisler lip systems found on rope shovels.

Improvements in safety, productivity and cost reduction

Dynalock & Dynaclamp changed what was a very difficult and time consuming maintenance task into a simple on site process addressing the important issues of safety, productivity and cost reduction with the added benefit of reducing nose wear due to the ability to maintain tight fitment between the adaptor and the lip.

Phase 3 – R-Lock

Following a highly successful launch and a rapidly growing market share, the development team moved on to the next step in the project, a tooth retention system called R-Lock.

The R-Lock is a patented attachment system and is the next step in Cutting Edges GET Locking Systems Program providing safety and speed of operation for the fitting and removal of Quick Tips and Teeth on Draglines, Rope Shovels, Hydraulic Face Shovels and Excavators.

R-Lock’s revolutionary design focuses on and incorporates three specific features:

  • Improved Safety
    The safety benefits of R-Lock are plain to see. No hammers and no oxy when fitting or removing tips. A special hand tool locks and opens the R-Lock in seconds.
  • Improved Performance
    With R-Lock, changing the tip on a Dragline bucket is faster than changing a wheel on a Holden in the pits at Bathurst, and you don’t need a rattle gun. The special R-Lock installation tool is simple to operate and it takes only seconds to fit or remove a Quick Tip or Tooth. R-Lock’s patented attachment system ensures the positive retention of the tooth maximizing the life of the intermediate adaptor.
  • Improved Productivity
    Our Ground Engaging Tools range competes successfully in the international marketplace – a reflection of its quality and value for money.
Cutting Edges

The Cutting Edges GET Locking Systems Program began in 1997. A specialised Research and Development team was given the responsibility to develop a new improved range of products, from the bucket to the tip.

Cutting Edges

The patented GET Locking System has gained industry acceptance due to its obvious benefits in improved safety, reduced downtime and increased productivity.