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handy tool to fit new blade wear strips

Discussion in 'Motor Graders' started by shaggs, Oct 8, 2022.

  1. shaggs

    shaggs Member

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    made this tool to make easy to fit new wear strips on a cat. i use it on an m series , first loosen off the adjusters on top of the blade and remove both wear strip retainers ( hard to get new strip in if you dont , yes i have tried) move the blade to get some movement around the wear strip ,fit the tool and place the new strip on slide guide and push into place with side shift Remove the tool , replace retainers , adjust the wear adjustment bolts on top of blade and the jobs done. the strips are self lubing poly ,very tough material .
     
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  2. shaggs

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    DSCF9044.JPG DSCF9043.JPG bit of a stuff up with posting the photos
     
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  4. Jonas302

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    Nice idea

    Where do you get your poly wear material
     
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  5. shaggs

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    i was telling a local engineer shop owner about the poly wear inserts on top of the circle and he said he knew of a similar material. it comes in a solid block and they machine it down to size , i gave them an original for a template . i use them on the top and bottom of the blade. the rails will be mirror finish when worked for awhile . the engineer shop use this material in the abattoir industry on slide rails for ease of movement and long wearing , next time i see him i will find out the name.
     
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    pedrocar Well-Known Member

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    Made some myself from non wear plastic can mill them so there tight on the rail