Clark Machine was contacted by a Virginia construction customer to repair a very large wheel loader bucket. A degree of reverse engineering and custom design work was needed to completely recreate the damaged bucket.

Customer specifications combined with CAD-based editing were used to complete the reverse engineering phase and provided a robust design. Fabrication utilized plasma cutting via a CNC-based cutting table, hand grinding, and varied welding techniques. Exclusive Hardox wear plate, as well as Esco teeth and fittings, formed the materials of the spill guard. Certified weld inspections and dimensional validation were used to check construction of the design. The entire part measured 149″ long by 48″ tall.

The customer was delivered a smartly engineered product that served their needs. Clark Machine’s access to advanced materials and processes lent a superior advantage for providing a comprehensive solution. These same benefits are core to business at Clark and are available today. Contact us to learn more.

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Highlights of this Metal Fabrication Project

Product Description

Fabrication and installation of a replacement spill guard for a Large Wheel Loader Bucket.

Metal Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes


  • Plasma Cutting


  • Welding Technique-(MIG, FCAW, SMAW)
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
  • CNC Plasma Cutting Table
  • Hand Grinders
  • Welders (MIG, FCAW, SMAW)
  • Certified Weld Inspectors
Overall Part Dimensions

149″ Long by 48″ Tall

Material Used

Hardox Wear Plate, Esco Teeth and Corner Protectors

Material Finish


In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection
Visual Inspection

Industry for Use

Construction-Ground Engaging

Delivery/Turnaround Time

Per customer schedule

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Repair of Large Wheel Loader Bucket