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Revolutionise Change Outs with Geographe’s Patented Ball Stud Removal Tool (BSRT) Kits

To Suit Caterpillar 785, 789 & 793 Haul Trucks including those fitted with Extended Life Brake Packs (ELBP)

The Ball Stud Removal Tool (BSRT) is one of the best investments you will make to simplify ball stud change-outs.Geographe’s patented BSRT is a hydraulic pressing system for safely and efficiently releasing ball studs fitted to CAT 785, 789 & 793 haul trucks.  It achieves this by using hydraulic pressure applied to the base of the stud.In field trials with correctly positioned steering arms, using one ball stud removal tool, 6 studs were released in under 20 minutes.

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Features and Benefits

Why choose Geographe’s Ball Stud Removal Tool?

  • Improves safety by limiting high-risk practices
  • Reduces effort and downtime significantly
  • Increases efficiencies for maintenance teams – double shift change-outs are a thing of the past
  • Adaptable to suit various CAT Haul Trucks
  • Portable and suitable for a single operator to use
  • Waterproof customised wheeled Pelican ™case provides convenient handling and kit storage

BSRT Kit Options

Depending on your CAT fleet, there is a choice of two kits:

  • Standard Kit to suit CAT 785, 789 & 793 trucks; or
  • ELBP Kit to suit CAT 793 trucks fitted with Extended Life Brake Packs

Standard BSRT Kit 

To suit Caterpillar 785, 789 & 793 Haul Trucks with standard steering arms KIT 11539409

Designed to release:

  • Six studs on standard steering arms

  • Two centre steering arm studs on 793 Trucks fitted with Extended Life Brake Packs (ELBP)

This tool kit includes:

Geographe Standard Ball Stud Removal Tool - Breakdown of what is in kit 11539409

  • Removal tool body including retainer and blade
  • Removal tool body design and rating certificate
  • Hi-Force© Hydraulic cylinder rated to 50T / 10,000 PSI
  • Hydraulic cylinder certificate of test and conformity
  • Hydraulic cylinder adaptor to suit CAT 785 trucks
  • Laminated user manual
  • BSRT usage log
  • USB drive containing document electronic copies
  • Customised waterproof wheeled Pelican™ case
Download User Manual 

ELBP BSRT Kit

To suit Caterpillar 793 Haul Trucks – KIT 11540943

Designed to release:

  • Four studs on ELBP outer steering arms

IMPORTANT: This kit CANNOT be used on CAT 793 Trucks with standard steering arms

This tool kit includes:

Geographe Extended Life Brake Pack Ball Stud Removal Tool - Kit 11540943

  • ELBP Removal tool body including retainer and blade
  • ELBP Removal tool body design and rating certificate
  • Hi-Force© Hydraulic cylinder rated to 50T / 10,000 PSI
  • Hydraulic cylinder certificate of test and conformity
  • Laminated user manual
  • BSRT usage log
  • USB drive containing document electronic copies
  • Customised waterproof wheeled Pelican™ case
Download User Manual

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