DDT 2021

Kerfab goes the extra mile with Rhino range

Kerfab hones in on high-quality performance with Rhino Excavator Attachments.

Family-owned business Kerfab has been servicing the Australian and New Zealand agricultural, industrial, civil and waste handling industries for close to 30 years, with the materials handling specialist presiding over an extensive range of products, including a relatively new addition to its line-up in the form of the Rhino excavator attachments range.

Kerfab, which is based out of Kerang in Victoria, took over Western Australian manufacturer Rhino Buckets and Attachments in 2018 – and, having subsequently expanded Rhino’s operations and moved to a larger facility in Canning Vale, is now seeking to build on its success in the west, bringing its Rhino buckets to the rest of Australia.

The Rhino range – which Kerfab describes as having been tested and proven “in conditions that aren’t just rugged and tough, but often unforgiving,” – includes:
• GP buckets
• Narrow trench buckets
• Mud batter buckets
• Screed batter buckets
• Tilt screed batter buckets
• Tilt mud batter buckets
• Sieve buckets
• Grapples and rippers

All buckets from their standard range suit 12T-35T machines. Kerfab can also custom build to suit machines outside this range.

In addition to this, Kerfab has the capability to undertake custom builds for excavators, with its team of engineers and fabricators designing and building thousands of buckets, grabs, forks and a variety of other types of attachments, every year at its Kerang factory, with its process encompassing regular inspections to ensure its exacting quality standards are met.

Going the extra mile when it comes to durability, Kerfab states that a dual radius design, which is found in every Rhino digging bucket, delivers significant benefits, with the bucket’s base following the teeth/ edge through the material, preventing it from rubbing on the ground, delivering both greater efficiency and reduced wear when compared to single radius buckets.

Harnessing robust materials, capable of standing up to the rigours of projects undertaken in tough conditions, each bucket is made with Bisalloy 400 and 450 high-grade steel, while structural components are made with Bisalloy 80 steel, with all of the materials tested in every case to meet Kerfab’s standards.

In addition to this, Kerfab’s fabricators ensure there is thicker, full-weld penetration of wing and lip joints, delivering significantly better weld strength, with every weld on every Rhino bucket meeting the Australian Standard 1554.1 for guaranteed weld strength.

Rhino buckets typically come with CAT J Series teeth as standard, while Kerfab provides a range of wear parts and ground engaging tools options, including: teeth, bolt-on edges, side cutters, rear wear strips, side wear plates, internal wear liners, heel blocks, wing shrouds, bucket lips and lip shrouds.

Most Rhino excavator attachments come with the Rhino Adjustable System as standard, allowing for an attachment to quickly change its pickup pins to suit another machine, while Kerfab is also an Australian distributor for quick hitch manufacturer Miller, encompassing a range designed for all major excavators brands, and which can also be customised to suit any non-standard manufacturers.

Backing up its Rhino product range, Kerfab places a priority on after-sales service, with its BackUp+ service, which includes a one-year warranty as standard, designed to deliver its customers additional peace of mind.

Kerfab advises that with an industry-leading warranty claim rate of less than 1 per cent, it is a service that is seldom required, however in the rare case of any attachment-related issues, it will have local support ready to deliver assistance at short notice.

Underpinning its Rhino BackUp+ service, Kerfab has agreements in place with engineers, welders, fabricators and mechanics in every major city and most rural areas around the country, meaning that service and repairs can be handled locally, helping to avoid downtime.

For more information visit www.kerfab.com.au

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