Postalloy®150HD Vanguard Tubular Electrode

Postalloy® 150HD Vanguard is a tubular hardfacing electrode that provides a dense, heterogeneous deposit of vanadium - tungsten carbides, along with other elements to enhance wear resistance, resulting in a very good combination of abrasion and impact resistance. This makes it superior to chromium carbide hardfacing alloys and almost equal to tungsten carbide in hardness at half the weight. Postalloy Vanguard 150HD is not a replacement for tungsten carbide overlays. However, it is a good alternative to tungsten carbide hardfacing alloys when they are too expensive or when MIG carbide embedding is not available or impractical. Unlike straight tungsten carbides, which are heavy and forced to the bottom of the weld puddle, the composition of Postalloy 150HD Vanguard is ideally balanced to provide a uniform distribution of vanadium - tungsten carbides throughout a tough steel matrix that takes more impact than both chromium and tungsten carbides. Also, it provides a very consistent wear rate and is designed for multiple re-applications. An excellent choice for many different hardfacing applications including mining, construction, recycling, dredging, forestry and sugar industries.


Product Type

  • Flux-coated Tubular Electrode


  • Ammonia injector knives
  • Conveyor screws
  • Ditch and trenching teeth
  • Debarking hammers
  • Augers
  • Shredder and Fibrizer hammers
  • Drill collars Dozer end bits
  • Dozer end bits
  • Grinding equipment
  • Recycling wear parts
  • Stabilizers
  • Shovel bucket sides, lips, teeth and adaptors
  • Rippers
  • Shredder hammers
  • Sub-soilers
  • Sugar cane cutting knives (Cuchillas)
  • Sugar cane hammers

Weld Deposit Properties

Hardness: 62-67Rc
Deposit Thickness: Multiple
Does not check crack with proper procedures
Cannot be flame-cut
Heat Resistance: Up to 900 F (480 C)
Deposit Thickness:
62Rc - 67Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive , AC

Amps Diameter
80 - 140 1/4" (6.4mm)

Welding Procedure:

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
1/4" (6.4mm) Resealable Plastic Box