Saturday, January 1, 2011

Choosing the right blade for your Bulldozer

In a dozing operation, it is also critical that a dozer blade must be compatible to its working condition. Such that your machine is utilized efficiently. A dozer blade consists of a moldboard with replaceable cutting edges and side bits. Either the push arms and tilt cylinders or a C-frame are used to connect the blade to the tractor. These blades also vary in size and design based on specific work applications. The hardened-steel cutting edges and side bits are bolted on because they receive most of the abrasion and wear out rapidly. Allowing easy replacement when it wears-out. Machine designs allow either edge of the blade to be raised or lowered in the vertical plane of the blade (tilt). The top of the blade can be pitched forward or backward varying the angle of attack of the cutting edge (pitch). Blades mounted on a C-frame can be turned from the direction of travel (angling). These features are not applicable to all blades, but any two of these features may be incorporated in a single mount.

Properly matching tractor and dozer is a basic requirement for maximizing production. First consider the kind of work the tractor will be doing most of its life. Then evaluate:
● Material to be moved.
● Tractor limitations.

Related Links:
Track Type Tractors - Defined Bulldozer
Description of a Crawler Dozer - TTT Bulldozer
Caterpillar Performance Handbook
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1 comment:

Layne Adams said...

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