The agriculture industry is among the sectors that rely on heavy-duty bolts and fasteners for their machinery and other equipment. Operations performed in an outdoor environment where the equipment is subjected to heavy loads and exposed to the elements are common in agriculture. That is why the fasteners holding machinery parts together must be reliable.
With over 30 years in the business, Chicago Nut & Bolt has become a go-to fastener provider for industry giants like John Deere, J I Case, etc. This page will take you through the common types of fasteners used in the agriculture industry and what materials they are made with.
Common Types of Fasteners for Agricultural Applications
A fastener is a broad term for the hardware types used to connect two pieces. Some examples of fasteners used in the agriculture industry are the following.
Nuts and Bolts
Nuts and bolts are paired fasteners that keep components between them in place. Chicago Nut & Bolt specializes in custom components catering to specific applications in agricultural equipment. While standard fasteners are readily available, our expertise lies in providing tailored solutions. These include nuts and bolts with longer lengths than standard, custom thread lengths, special diameters, and unique material grades. We also offer special plating to provide extra protection against corrosion.
Screws are non-permanent fasteners in various shapes, sizes, and materials to suit specific purposes. They have a threaded length that tapers to a tip and can be put into a matching threaded hole. Alternatively, custom screws can be constructed to be embedded into a material utilizing force or rotating motion to hold it together.
Rivets are also permanent fasteners; they permanently bend into position after being inserted to hold two or more sheets of components against each other. This characteristic makes rivets particularly useful in applications where a strong and long-lasting joint is required.
Fastener Materials at Chicago Nut & Bolt
While fasteners can be made from wood or plastic, heavy-duty examples of fasteners used in agriculture are made of metals.
Here at Chicago Nut & Bolt, we offer custom fasteners in various materials. For bolts, we use a wide selection of the following metal materials.
- Stainless steel
- Carbon steel
- Super alloy
We also offer different finish options for our custom bolts, such as hot-dip galvanized, zinc-plated, phosphate and oil, painted, nickel-plated, polished, and more. Meanwhile, we use raw steel, medium carbon alloy, low or medium carbon steel, and stainless steel for our custom fasteners.
Your Industry Partners for Agricultural Manufacturing
Here are Chicago Nut & Bolt, we create precise and custom hardware quickly and efficiently to ensure that the assembly lines of our partners never stop.
We can provide custom and high-quality buts, bolts, screws, or washers that meet ISO certifications and the proprietary standards you have in place. Keep your equipment in the best shape with our custom bolts and fasteners! Request a quote today or contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.