Postalloy® DuraBuild™ 2893-MCG

Postalloy® DuraBuild™ 2893-MCG is a medium hardness, machinable gas-shielded 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 necessary for certain low alloy, higher carbon steels. Use on carbon and alloy steels.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Metal-cored
  • Gas-shielded


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

Weld Deposit Properties

Deposits are slag-free
Gases: CO, Ar/CO, Ar/Ox2
Preheat may be required for certain low alloy, higher carbon steels
Deposits can be flame-cut
Deposit Thickness:
40Rc - 45Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Short Arc Stick Out
15-21 90-200 .045" (1.2mm) 1/2" (12.7mm)
18-21 150-220 1/16" (1.6mm) 3/4" (19mm)
Volts Amps Spray Arc Stick Out
27-30 250-325 .045" (1.2mm) 5/8" (15.8mm)
27-30 300-375 1/16" (1.6mm) 3/4" (19mm)

Welding Procedure:

When welding out-of-position, use the lower ranges of voltages and amperages: 16-19 volts and 100-150 amps.

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
.045" (1.2mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool