Do Real Dozer Operators Backdrag?
Posted 25 March 2005 - 06:30 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:55 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:01 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:02 PM
will use the back of the blade to drag
dirt out of a hard to reach spot. Then
he will spread it going forward. Yes
if you backdrag enough it is hard on
undercarriages and dozer blades. If
a cat was built for working dirt in reverse
it would have cutting bits and face on
back of dozer. Dozer blades were built to
take the stress from pushing not dragging.
Backdragging is hard on the braces,pins,
bushings,and trunnions on the blade.
It is a trade mark of an inexperianced
operator. What Cat instigated myths have
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:18 PM
without a grader, and with little material to play with, back blading, with an angle blade, on float, but still using the tilt rams---you can make a ghee whizz job-----it is acceptable in some cicumstances
when you see a neat finish, with grouser marks printed all over, it sure looks good-----
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:55 PM
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:02 PM
You trying to tell me you are supposed to use the front of the blade Thought the front was for rolling things out of the way so you could back drag it
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:58 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:02 PM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 12:23 AM
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