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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 939 times:

During summer construction season I see lots of graders. Many names like Caterpillar, Champion, Volvo and John Deere. What is the best one? Champion? Any one have experience operating one?


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Quoting B741 (Thread starter):
What is the best one?

Would probably depend on many variables! Many graders end up working for over 30 years (most paving contractors don't use their graders as often as other kinds of machinery), so it would be hard to compare a 'seasoned veteran' like that to a brand new machine, no matter what the make is. Never operated one myself, but I have heard that good grader operators are always in high demand. If you've seen what the controls on a grader look like, you understand why! Big grin


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[Edited 2006-08-23 21:47:15]


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 925 times:

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 923 times:

Gee, whatever happened to Galion and Austin-Western?

My dog got run over by the front wheels of a Cat 212 grader and survived. He didn't like it much and checked his six more often after that.



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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 900 times:

There were also Allis Chalmers, Huber, Austin Western and Clark graders. But they all were probably merged. Alot of competition back then.


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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Quoting LY744 (Reply 1):
Never operated one myself, but I have heard that good grader operators are always in high demand. If you've seen what the controls on a grader look like, you understand why!

The trend now for larger jobs is to integrate automated control based on differential GPS making them much easier to operate. A large driver for this technology is the difficulty in finding and training qualified operators.



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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 870 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 5):
The trend now for larger jobs is to integrate automated control based on differential GPS

Is that used for setting the grade?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 3):
My dog got run over by the front wheels of a Cat 212 grader and survived.

God, that sounds like a Aleutian story.

I can think of three people who had dogs run over by various construction equipmnet.

And this was in a town of less then 200.



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 849 times:

Quoting LY744 (Reply 6):
Is that used for setting the grade?

Yes, see this for more info: http://www.topconatwork.com/PDFs/TAW_Markham_SR.pdf



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 845 times:
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):
And this was in a town of less then 200.

People or dogs?

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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 8):
Yes, see this for more info: http://www.topconatwork.com/PDFs/TAW...R.pdf

Ah, Those things. They've been popping up everywhere over the past few years. On large projects anyways, graders and dozers. Didn't know they were GPS though, thought it was laser based like the handheld ones.


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