ESCO's new EverSharp lip system is cast in premium alloys for strength and designed with features intended to improve safety and performance. The Posilok Plus tooth system, with its hammerless locking device, is standard equipment, and shrouds are lighter for easier handling. ESCO claims the EverSharp lip profile reduces wear and improves bucket loading. The lip bottom and shroud are moved up and out of the wear path to reduce drag and wear and allow a more efficient bucket curl. Increased nose angle reduces wear on the rear of the adapter.