System Overview

The dozer is a critical piece of equipment on mine sites across Australia. Used for ripping, pushing, stockpiling and levelling dirt, an efficient dozer operation strategy can directly affect the loading and hauling equipment for working more effectively by keeping blasting, loading, and dump areas clean.

Fortus supplies GET solutions for all dozer models. Fortus dozer GET solutions have been field tested in harsh and demanding Australian mining conditions and have been proven to improve the production and performance of dozers.

Through our close relationships and ongoing diversified strategic foundry partnerships and internal engineering team, we’re continually developing, designing & testing our parts to provide customers with the most innovative and cutting-edge GET solutions in a range of applications.

Our goal is to help you, our customer to decrease machine downtime and reduce cost per hour, extend maintenance wear life, and improve your machine productivity.


Cutting Blades and End Bits

End Bit Styles

FD – Finishing Dozing
FD – Finishing Dozing

Corner protection for normal to abrasive conditions, used when face wear is common.

UT – Utility
UT – Utility

Used in low impact, low abrasion conditions, provides cutting depth equal to the cutting blades.

GD – General Duty
GD – General Duty

commonly used for general earthmoving and dozing applications. Has a thicker wear area for reinforced penetration.

EWL – Extra Wear Life
EWL – Extra Wear Life

Used in abrasive conditions and for high production leveling, provides a thicker wear area and maximum cutting depth.

TCO – Tungsten Carbide Overlay
TCO – Tungsten Carbide Overlay

Used in extremely abrasive conditions to maximize productivity to the dozing application, adding an additional effective protection layer to drastically improve wear life.


Cutting Blade Duty Options

Duty Description Duty Detail Illustration

Standard Blades

  • Standard thickness option delivered with the dozer
  • Low up-front price
  • Suitable for low to medium abrasion and impact environments
  • Used in light and loose material applications
  • Fortex500 abrasion resistant material

Heavy Duty Blades

  • Various thicker blade options
  • Suitable for medium to high impact and abrasion environments
  • Fortex500 abrasion resistant material

TCO Hard-Faced Blades

  • Suitable for high abrasion and medium impact environments
  • Significantly increases wear life up to 3X in the right application
  • Increases wear life without increasing weight and therefore handling and logistics costs


Weld-on Wear Protection


Grouser Bars

Commonly welded on the track plates of machines, and also used in the screening and crushing environment as grid bars, they can also be used above the cutting blade or on the side of the blade attachment to provide protection to critical wear points.



Wear Bars/Strips

Wear strips allow agility of replacement to only a certain section where needed, making them easier and safer for installation. Wear strips are set to be easier to measure up, you do not have to measure radii and get the outside shape perfect like you do with a custom wear liner. The standard wear strips size can be found in stock with various suppliers.



Wear Liners

Wear liners are designed to minimize the amount of welding, and more thoroughly cover the parent metal. However, due to the dangers of dealing with stored energy in curved wear lines, more and more companies are going away from this method. Wear liners are more aesthetically appealing than a wear strip setup so attachment designers often prefer to install these to make their products look great. Fortus and other attachment manufacturers are innovating sectioned rolled wear liners that eliminate the risk of stored energy but provide most of the benefits of standard wear liners, and arguably better as they can be replaced section by section.


Ripper Shank

Fortus ripper shanks are designed to fit a wide range of mining dozers and have been manufactured using quenched and tempered wear plates. This manufacturing process ensures that each shank has a grain structure that provides improved structural integrity and wear resistance.

Fitment Range: CAT dozers D6 – D11, Komatsu dozers D275- D475. 

Manufactured in Italy and Australia using quality European 400BHN quenched and tempered wear plates. Easy fitment, Despite the brand of ripper protectors or points.

Winged Tyne

What is its purpose?

The Winged Ripper tyne is used in rehabilitation projects, for relieving compaction in the ground to help seedlings of native trees germinate. The wide wings lift the soil and relieve compaction in the old pit floor being rehabilitated, the pit floor becomes compacted after months and years of heavy equipment driving over it making it difficult for flora to flourish at the end of pit life.

After using the winged tyne the typical practice is to do contour ripping with a multi-shank ripper to create furrows that stop water from running off. Then rich topsoil is spread over the area so seedlings have the nutrients and support needed for life.

Machine applications?

Initially designed for D11, Fortus can custom design for smaller dozers.

Where are they made?

Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Australia.


Ripper Shank Protection

Shank protectors help protect the shank, it cuts through material with sharp edges and protects the shank above the boot which is a high-wear area.


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