Cutting Edge Tips

 

Equipment Tips

 

Use corner attachments
Bucket strength is increased with the addition of corner guards, and wear is reduced.



Use a thicker edge
More powerful machines can and should use thicker edges.



Use single bevel curved blades
For your motor grader, consider using single bevel curved blades instead of double bevel curved. On double bevel curved blades, the leading bevel wears out quickly, turning it into a single bevel curved blade. Single bevel curved blades cost less and last longer.



Use proper nuts and bolts
When the cutting edge is loose on the moldboard, breakage is more likely. Use Grade 8 bolts or higher; lower quality may stretch and loosen.



Rotate the cutting edge consistently
Double the blade life by flipping the blade regularly. The interval depends upon what type of material is being moved, and the application.

 

Operating Tips

 

Don't back drag
Back dragging breaks blades, causing them to be replaced before they're worn down.



Avoid excessive down pressure
Minimizing the amount of pressure applied when the bucket is engaged with the ground increases bucket life.



Avoid using blades in wet conditions
Blades wear faster in wet conditions.

 

Inspection Tips

 

Inspect loader edge position
The primary support for the bucket system is the base edge, while the primary engagement edge should be the bolt-on cutting edge. If the base edge is worn, the bucket is less stable. 



Inspect loader wear plates and replace if necessary
Bucket and cutting edge life is increased by regularly replacing wear plates.



Routinely inspect and secure bolts
Loose cutting edges are much more easily damaged than properly tightened edges.

 

 

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Service Tips

Here are some tips to keep your equipment running effective and efficiently