Tag: dozer blades

The bulldozer blade is a heavy metal plate on the front of the tractor, used to push objects, and shove sand, soil and debris. Dozer blades usually come in three varieties:
A straight blade (“S blade”) which is short and has no lateral curve and no side wings and can be used for fine grading.
A universal blade (“U blade”) which is tall and very curved, and has large side wings to carry more material.
An “S-U” combination blade which is shorter, has less curvature, and smaller side wings. This blade is typically used for pushing piles of large rocks, such as at a quarry.

Dozer Operating Made Easy

Dozer Operating Made Easy

On construction sites, few machines are as important—or as challenging to operate—as dozers.

Just ask dozer operators who have struggled to hit grade on their job sites. How many extra passes do operators make to hit the right grade levels on a project? The mistakes of dozer operators can cost contractors

Straight and True

Straight and True

People have an amazing ability to adapt to and even become blasé about technological wonders. Things that we take for granted (flying, television, cell phones, the Internet) would seem like something out of science fiction to anyone 100 years ago. Now we can’t imagine what life was like without them.

The Big Deal About Compact Equipment

The Big Deal About Compact Equipment

Compact equipment is in greater demand today, and more widely used than ever before, particularly in the North American market. “It’s following in the footsteps of the skid steer,” believes John Comrie, product manager, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “It has become the ‘Swiss Army Knife’

JCB Introduces 90Z-1 Zero Tailswing Compact Excavator

JCB Introduces 90Z-1 Zero Tailswing Compact Excavator

SAVANNAH, GA (June 29, 2015) — JCB has added a 9.9-ton zero tailswing compact excavator to its rapidly expanding compact excavator range to meet growing demand from customers throughout North America. The 90Z-1 boasts a more powerful engine than the recently released 9.4-ton 86C-1, with a larger dig end and

Safer, Faster, and Smarter

Safer, Faster, and Smarter

But did you ever stop to think about it-I mean really think about it? In order for us to have this expectation-that we could put massive machines to work and then just expect them to perform-someone, somewhere did a lot of work. Yes, before the RFP and the sales person,

Defending Against Fire, Guarding Against Erosion

Defending Against Fire, Guarding Against Erosion

Firebreaks are a cornerstone of wildfire prevention, providing a defensible position if (and when) a wildfire occurs. Historically, most firebreaks and land clearing were done with a bulldozer, a method that: “…nearly always destroys the topsoil…” according to a technical paper posted by the Virginia Cooperative Extension ( Options for

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