A motor grader is commonly referred to as road grader, grader machine, or blade machinery, is considered one of the most reliable construction equipment. Typical motor grader machine has three axles with the engine and cab situated above the rear axles at one end of the vehicle and a third axle at the front end of the vehicle with the blade in between.
Motor graders are known for their long adjustable blades and considered to be easy-to-use earthmoving machinery for mining underneath the ground. Another factor that distinguishes motor graders is the drive systems with some of the equipment using the all-wheel drive.
Motor graders are divided into two categories based on the structure and arrangement of the frame.
Of the two, the articulated grader is the most commonly used machinery these days.
Motor graders are expensive, and they must be used wisely by the operator to give the best result. Motor grader operators need to choose the best of the techniques to bring about an improvement in equipment’s performance.
To achieve and maintain the motor grader effectively at all times, here are some useful tips and techniques for the motor grader.
In extreme cases, bouncing can cause the operator to lose control of the grader which can produce a potential accident situation. So, operators should keep the machine travel speed low enough to prevent machine bounce (generally 3 to 5 mph).
The above mentioned are some of the useful techniques that can come be helpful even for the experienced motor graders. The above techniques are beneficial and helpful at the construction site.
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