Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2899-FCO

Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2899-FCO is a general purpose flux-cored, open-arc hardfacing wire providing a good combination of abrasion resistance and toughness. Use to overlay carbon and low alloy steel and manganese steel. This product delivers weld metal that is resistant to metal to metal rolling, or wear including mild abrasive wear resistance.


Product Type

  • Flux-cored
  • Open-arc
  • Gas-shielded (100% CO2)


  • 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

Electrode equivalent: Postalloy® 21
**RCT™ Reactive Core Technology improves weldability and optimizes wear properties
Unlimited layers with proper preheat and inter-pass temperature and procedures
Must be ground
Non-cracking with proper preheat and post heat temperatures and procedures
Machinability - Best by grinding or machining with special tooling
50Rc - 59Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
26-32 150-300 1/16" (1.6mm) 1 1/4"-1 3/4" (32-44.5mm)

Welding Procedure:

Current: DC Electrode Positive and Globular Metal Transfer

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
1/16" (1.6mm) 25 lb (11.30kgs) spool