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    Quote Originally Posted by Grader4me View Post
    I agree that would be the best way to do it, but if the center is worn down quite a bit more than the ends, and you reversed the blades the center would catch before the ends. Make it harder to grade a road until they evened up. But...if reversed when wear in the center is noticed then it would work great.
    I've stopped mid-day and reversed my edges so I wouldn't end up with that problem. I'll swap 8" edges 6-8 times in their life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grader4me View Post
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    Its the bottom of the moldboard where the bolts are. Sorry..had to throw that picture in there..lol
    I had to laugh because that is what I was thinking.The pic done it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCOEQUIP View Post
    A frog???

    You grader people sure are, um...different, G4m.

    Ok...so where's the 'possum on a grader?
    At times you can see the Possum on the Grader under a shade tree asleep.Some call it an operator.
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    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2stickbill View Post
    I had to laugh because that is what I was thinking.The pic done it.
    I'd take a bet thats what everyone was thinking...lol..course had to be me that threw in the pic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grader4me View Post
    I'd take a bet thats what everyone was thinking...lol..course had to be me that threw in the pic...
    Yea but you know the old saying?
    It's a tough job but sone body has to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2stickbill View Post
    At times you can see the Possum on the Grader under a shade tree asleep.Some call it an operator.

    Bah ha ha ha ha. The Possum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCOEQUIP View Post
    A frog???

    You grader people sure are, um...different, G4m.

    Ok...so where's the 'possum on a grader?
    A possum is that little man that crawls around on a grader and fixes em!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovrszd View Post
    I've stopped mid-day and reversed my edges so I wouldn't end up with that problem. I'll swap 8" edges 6-8 times in their life.
    I used to swap them out too but taking an hour or two to do that wasn't very profitable. I've switched to carbide impregnated edges. On the second year and still are straight and no more swapping edges. Rotate them in the spring and good to go for most of the year. There expensive but so is all the time it takes to switch edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grader4me View Post
    I agree that would be the best way to do it, but if the center is worn down quite a bit more than the ends, and you reversed the blades the center would catch before the ends. Make it harder to grade a road until they evened up. But...if reversed when wear in the center is noticed then it would work great.

    When my blades start to wear in the center I put them on the grindstone to even them up. Grindstone = pavement...lol
    pavement works great until you start a ditch fire on a hot sunny day. been there done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggrader View Post
    pavement works great until you start a ditch fire on a hot sunny day. been there done that.
    Ha ha.. good lord..can't say that has happened to me...lol. I would usually give them a little rub first thing in the morning on my way to the job. Really doesn't take much grinding to keep them even.
    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.
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    nobody ever noticed the scrape marks?

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    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?
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