Postalloy® DuraChrome™ 2834SS-SPL

Postalloy® DuraChrome™ 2834SS-SPL is a high chromium hardfacing alloy manufactured with a stainless steel strip that produces a high volume fraction of wear resistant chromium carbides in a tough alloy matrix that is designed for high abrasion or abrasion combined with moderate impact. Deposit will polish in service and is heat resistant to 1000 °F (538 °C). Use on low carbon mild steel, manganese, stainless, and low alloy steels.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Metal-cored
  • Open-arc
  • Gas-shielded


  • Tampers
  • Dredge bucket lips
  • Dredge pump side plates
  • Coal pulverizing hammers
  • Grizzley bars
  • Dredge cutter head & teeth
  • Bulldozer blades
  • Crusher rolls
  • Shredder & Fibrizer Hammers
  • Clamshell bucket lips
  • Dragline buckets
  • Crusher jaws and cones
  • Power shovel buckets and teeth
  • Gyrator crusher mantles
  • Road rippers
  • Scraper blades
  • Muller tires

Weld Deposit Properties

Deposits are slag-free
Deposits cannot be flame-cut
Deposits will check-crack to relieve stresses
Deposit Thickness:
1-3 layers
55Rc - 60Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
18-24 140-200 .045" (1.2mm) 3/4"-1(19-25mm)
22-28 170-300 1/16" (1.6mm) 1"-1¼(25-32mm)

Welding Procedure:

When welding out of position, use .045 (1.2mm) with reverse polarity and the lower range of amperages and voltages. Weld vertical down with 3/4" (19mm) wide weave beads. A gas cover will be helpful, especially when using a constant current power source and voltage sensing feeder.

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
.045" (1.2mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 110 lb (49.90kg) drum, 220 lb (99.80kg) drum
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kg) spool 55 lb (25kg) coil, 110 lb (49.90kg) drum, 220 lb (99.80kg) drum