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What are all the things you do with a grader?

Discussion in 'Motor Graders' started by Grader4me, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. cuttin edge

    cuttin edge Senior Member

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    I had a guy tell me that a grader was useless, and a waste of iron. There was so much wrong with that statement, that I didn't even bother to answer. Some people are not just stupid, they're stupid stupid.
     
  2. Graderfan1981

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    Yeah, you are absolutely right, in the german Bauforum they are some those stupid users too, they think that graders are unrentable, not usefull and so on.. All those people who think so, they are all very very stupid, because they don't know what grader can do.
     
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  3. Radrock

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    Wolf, I would say that Deas Plant answered that very well. Good Job Deas. I have operated most all construction equipment other than a crane. A grader is still my favorite. And I am sure that it has always been the challenge to make me keep trying harder and harder and better at what I do. I had to laugh at item 16... Pipe laying. We dug out for some 12" concrete pipe and when the ditch was done the track hoe broke down. It was a shallow ditch but I told them that I could lay that pipe with a blade. They thought I was crazy but I did indeed set all of the pipe by just winging out and sticking then in the ground. Everybody really thought it was a crazy idea until we got it done. *smile*

    I'm not going to say that it is the best equipment to run, But I would say for those of use that started out on a grader probably thinks it is. Someone that has operated a dozer most of his life would no doubt say that is the best. And I can say there are lots of time that I enjoyed it as well. Same way with an excavator. I have put lots and lots of hours on a few different makes and models. Not the giant ones. Cat 345 is probably the biggest. I enjoy it very much to but I have seen lots of people that can scratch the hair off of the back of a fly with them too. Not me. I just don't have it to do that.
     
  4. Graderfan1981

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    Every construction machine has interesting things what it can do, I don't say that a heavy equipment machine is bad or not usefull, because i don't like them. Ok, I'm a person who only like graders, but other machines can do very good other jobs too.
     
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  6. bflobil

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    Lots of projects are accomplished with a good six wheel drive grader around northern Montana. Besides plowing snow, which is a blast, I've cut irrigation ditches, built rds, cut back-slopes, built pads for buildings, pulled out numerous vehicles and tractors. Even used the blade to pick semi trailers up out of the mud (landing gear sunk into ground while not hooked to a truck). Graders are one of my favorite tools for all kinds of projects.
     
  7. Graderfan1981

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    I had discussion with users on a german forum, they have very unusal opinions from a grader, they are so stupid and don't know what a grader can do!!!! Some think a grader can never so good make talud works as dozers and excavators, I'm laughing, they can do this better and faster and a dozer can never make steeper slopes, because a grader can swich the blade 90 degrees.
     
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    If he was dumb as dirt, he would cover about an acre!

    STUMP KNOCKER
     
  9. Graderfan1981

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