J.C. Steele Mixer Upgrades
Designed and engineered in consultation with machine operators and maintenance crews
We manufacture a number of mixer tools and upgrades to improve operating efficiency and durability.
- APS 33/36 Rear Pugknife
- Pugknife Shank Removal Tool
APS 33/36 Rear Pugknife clears dirt from rear tub seal and offers
improved durability and ease of replacement
This knife features our patented APS design and includes a number of innovations for the demanding rear knife position. The shank is high-strength steel and is designed to minimize bending movements due to the high pitch of the knife. The knife blade is made with our abrasion-resistant 28PC high chrome iron alloy. It has more material in the high-wear areas and offers full protection for the shank (the shank can remain in service almost indefinitely, while the knife blade is replaced periodically for wear).
The larger blade design removes material from the rear bulkhead more effectively, while conveying it forward to the next pugknife (reducing the load on the second-to-last pugknife extends its service life).
Pugknife Shank Removal Tool cuts downtime and maintenance costs
While the Steele APS-style slipover pugknife blades should be replaced on a regular basis, the pugnife shank can remain in the tub for extended periods — long enough for moisture and debris to accumulate and make the tapered bushing shank locking hardware difficult to remove.
This tool is designed to slip into the base of the pugknife shank after the shank screw is removed. It doesn’t contact the tapered bushing, so the bushing can’t be damaged or jammed inside the pugshaft hole. When the punch is struck, it forces the shank away from the tapered bushing and unlocks it from the pugshaft hole. The tool removes tapered bushing pugknife assemblies without damaging shank hardware (you can strike the punch with a sledge hammer).
The Steele Shank Removal Tool works with any J.C. Steele pugmill, pug sealer, or mixer fitted with the
tapered-bushing style pugknife shank.