Heavy Equipment - The Artus Corporation

Heavy Equipment

Durable Shims for Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment is expensive. It must be correctly positioned and aligned to reduce wear and maintain performance. Artus has been a custom shim and gasket manufacturer for heavy equipment owners and manufacturers for over 80 years. We work with and develop long-lasting relationships with heavy equipment customers, such as John Deere and Komatsu.

Used in agriculture, construction, and automotive equipment, our plastic and metal shims and shim stock are designed with reliability and performance in mind. Our lead times are kept short to meet your deadlines, our process is economical to meet your budget, and our employees are trained to deliver maximum precision. Our shims and gaskets are ideal for leveling and positioning heavy equipment and machinery, such as engine gaskets, excavator shims, power takeoff on trucks and tractors, and powertrain shims.

Artus shims and shim stock are remarkably durable, non-corrosive, non-hygroscopic, impervious to oil, and economical. Our metal shims have an extremely high tensile strength to maintain performance in heavy applications. Best of all, plastic and aluminum shims are color-coded so you can save time on industrial manufacturing.


John Deere logo in grayscale
Timken logo in grayscale
Komatsu logo in grayscale
JoyGlobal logo in grayscale
McMaster-Carr logo in grayscale
Stanley Black and Decker logo in grayscale
logo in grayscale
Parker logo in grayscale

The Color Tells the Thickness

Each color represents a specific shim thickness, making distinguishing between thicknesses quick and easy. With variations in shim thickness being as little as 0.00025”, differentiating by color instead of measuring shims drastically saves time and reduces errors on the production floor.

Just contact us, give us your blueprint specifications and tolerance requirements, and receive perfect positioning and alignment with our precision-cut shims.

Shim Applications for Heavy Equipment

Artus shims can be custom cut in any shape, any size, and a variety of thicknesses and materials to fit your heavy equipment needs. We are experienced with manufacturing shims for excavators, tractors, combines, and trucks, but we have served over 20,000 customers and have seen it all. Our shims are used in equipment and machinery big and small.


Heavy Equipment capabilities for Artus precision plastic and metal shims include:

  • Engine gaskets for better seals
  • Excavator shims for wear-resistance
  • Power takeoff on trucks and tractors for perfect alignment and
  • Powertrains to reduce wear

We can produce shims in any shape and a variety of materials and thicknesses, up to 42” for plastic shims and 24” for metal shim materials.

Do you need help positioning or aligning heavy equipment that we did not mention?

We can still help! Contact us for personalized help at (201) 568-1000, or fill in the RFQ form here. A representative will contact you shortly. We will make shims and gaskets that meet your exact tolerance specifications and requirements.

Related Services

Need to cut many shims on the fly? Explore our Shim Stock for thickness variety packs and cut-it-yourself shims.

Need a shim or gasket cut with exacting precision? Please visit our Custom Shim and Gaskets for more information on getting the perfect positioning.

What about aligning a motor? Our Motor Mount Shims will help you with quick and easy alignment.

Custom Solutions

Do you need help with positioning, aligning, or sealing in an application we did not mention?
Contact us for personalized help at (201) 568-1000, or fill in the RFQ form here and a representative will contact you.

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