Costs vs. benefits


Vulcan Grip® is an industrial coating intended for use in the commercial world where productivity is everything and where “time equals money.” Because of the enormous variety of pulley-driven systems, it is practically impossible to quote package prices.

However, we’ve made pricing very simple for Claas and Krone chopper pulleys. We charge 80% of dealer new pulley pricing to re-machine a used pulley and treat with Vulcan Grip. For new pulleys, we charge 60% of the dealer pricing. To rebuild and treat a complete set of used Claas or Krone pulleys will typically cost around $10-14K, which will save the customer $2000 – $2800 vs. replacing with new, untreated pulleys. And the Vulcan Grip Forever Warranty applies even to re-manufactured pulleys.

Often, we can remanufacture worn proprietary—and expensive—pulleys, offsetting the cost of a Vulcan Grip coating.


Vulcan Grip saves operators money through:

Fuel Savings

Our pulley treatment on 800-horsepower forage harvesters saves the operator 10-20 gallons of diesel per machine, each and every day they are in the field.

increased production

You bought a machine with a certain-horsepower engine. Why didn’t you buy the next-size-down machine? You paid for all that horsepower, so why not put it all to work making you productive? Vulcan Grip’s grippy, micro-textured surface transmits more engine power to the business-end of your machine. What could a 10-percent speed improvement or a 20-percent power increase—all day long, year after year—do for your bottom line?


Vulcan Grip’s ultra-hard, corrosion-resistant cermet composition is virtually wear proof; costly replacement pulleys become a thing of the past. Simultaneously, Vulcan Grip’s micro-textured surface eliminates excessive belt slip. Belts stay much cooler to the touch and last much longer.


Whether you hire a shop to service your machine, have your own mechanic on staff, or you do the work yourself, labor is expensive.

Increased up-time

Every hour spent in the field spent adjusting a belt tensioner is an hour you aren’t producing.