Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2898-FCG

The BEST out of position hardface wire. Postalloy® DuraHard™2898-FCG is a general purpose gas shielded flux core wire that gives superior resistance to wear in abrasion situations, even when combined with heavy impact. The Reactive Core Technology (RCT) makes it extremely easy to run in vertical applications. Deposits are smooth and dense and will greatly extend service life on a wide range of equipment and machinery. It has good metal to metal wear resistance and is very resistant to chipping and spalling.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Flux-cored
  • Gas-shielded


  • Tillage tools
  • Bulldozer blades and end bits
  • Conveyor screws
  • Dragline scrapers
  • Backhoe buckets
  • Dragline chain idlers
  • Clamshell buckets
  • Agitator bearings and shafts
  • Shovel and dragline bucket lips and teeth
  • Sprockets
  • Tractor grousers
  • Gudgeon hangers and pins

Weld Deposit Properties

This alloy may relief check (depending on type of base metal, thickness, etc.) Non-cracking with proper preheat and post-heat temperatures.
Good Hot Hardness:
up to 1100 F (595 C)
Deposit Thickness:
Unlimited layers with proper procedures, including preheat and interpass temperature
Non-machinable must be ground
53Rc - 57Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
21-26 150-250 .045" (1.1mm) 3/4"-1¼"(19-32mm)
23-28 200-300 1/16" (1.6mm) 3/4"-1¼"(19-32mm)

Welding Procedure:

When welding out-of-position, use the lower ranges of voltages and amperages: 16 - 19 volts and 135 - 150 amps.

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