Q: Can you breakdown the potential earnings customers can gain when using PCD tooling?*
What could you do with 20 extra days of milling in a season? That is what Kennametal’s PCD tooling can offer customers. As an example, let us take a job that requires 100,000 yd² to be milled. With carbide tools, the average yd² milled/day is 6,500 and changing them out would be required every 2 days. It would take 16 days to complete the job. Comparatively, with PCD tools, the average yd² milled/day is 8,000 and a changeout would not be required for the life of the job. Given the gain in productivity, the job would be completed in 13 days. Not only is there an opportunity for customers to gain hard savings from their total cost of operation (tools, machines, & operators) over the life of the job by using PCD ($12K in this example), but with an extra 3 days gained by finishing the job early, they could take on another job and gain more revenue. The uptime gained with Road King Xtreme over the span of a construction season presents a significant opportunity for customers to generate more revenue from the investments they have made in their equipment.