Frogs? I couldn't for my best figure out what you guy's where talking about.
Welding stuff to the moldboard?
I kept my fingers far away from the keyboard.
Still i dont se the problem...
Check out our setup; to reach the moldboard u got to sleep very loong and grind it for a long time....
(pic taken when new in 2007)
Last edited by MKTEF; 05-17-2010 at 02:41 PM.
Have a nice day!
thansk guys, i have been very busy so the mold board got as far as this. i hope this long weekend to have the time to work on welding the frog on becasue everyone will be at the cabin fishing, LOL.
it was a good day on the frog. i took my time and got the brackets all ready for bolting the new frog on for welding. it took a lot of time and measuring but when it was done it worked out.
now on a nice rainy day this weekend, i'll be welding non-stop. the little forklift sure is handy for doing all the lifting.
Now..this is what I used to do..I wouldn't encourage any new operators to think this is an acceptable practice. When meeting vehicles I would lift the blade or when a vehicle was following me I would lift. Remember that I live in a rural area with little traffic so I could get away with this.
I had to keep my blades as even as possible at all times. I might be grading then have to shift to leveling asphalt on the same day. Very hard to do a good job on asphalt with the center worn down.
But..as biggrader said...things can go wrong when doing this.
nobody ever noticed the scrape marks?
I wouldn't put much pressure on the blade, and any scrape marks that was left were gone in no time. Think of it this way..when you are shouldering how long does your scrape marks show?