Postalloy® DuraBuild™ 2893-FCO

Postalloy® DuraBuild™ 2893-FCO is a medium hardness, machinable flux-cored, open-arc hardfacing and build-up wire. It provides high compressive strengths and the wear life will far exceed conventional build-up alloys and mild steel. Weld deposits are exceptionally sound and dense, and heavy build-ups are possible. Preheat may be required on certain carbon and low alloy steels.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Flux-cored
  • Open-arc


  • Spindles
  • Tractor undercarriage idlers and rollers
  • Wobblers
  • Trencher drive segments and rollers
  • Work roll sprockets
  • Dredge bucket pins
  • Cable sheaves
  • Dredge driving tumbler
  • Gears and keyways
  • Ladder rolls
  • Ladle trunnions
  • Conveyor chain links
  • Bulldozer trunnions
  • Shovel carrier rollers
  • Continuous miner bearing carrier
  • Driving sprockets
  • Shaker conveyor rails

Weld Deposit Properties

Preheat may be required for certain low alloy, higher carbon steels
Deposits can be flame-cut
Deposit Thickness:
Machinable with carbide tools
34Rc - 41Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
21-27 100-200 .045" (1.1mm) 3/4"-1 "(19-25mm)
23-28 150-300 1/16" (1.6mm) 3/4"-1 "(19-25mm)
25-30 325-500 7/64" (2.8mm) 1"-1½"(25-38mm)

Welding Procedure:

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
.045" (1.1mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil
7/64" (2.8mm) 55 lb (25kg) coil