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What Are Road Graders?

What are Road Graders?

A heavy equipment operator can be many things, and their workday very different, depending on what kind of machine it is they are working with. One such machine is the road grader, which is also known as a motor grader, and its job is to create a smooth, flat surface. It does this using a centrally mounted blade that sits…

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Making The Grade As A Grader Operator

One of the essential pieces of heavy equipment in most municipalities is a motor-grader. The grader has a long blade that is dragged along the surface of a gravel road to keep it level. It also becomes a snow plow in the winter in some cases. This process is necessary in any area that has need for roads to be…

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Thinking Of Perfection? Think Of A Grader

Finish graders apply the finicky final touches to a surface to get it perfect. That smooth runway and carefully cambered road is due to the skill of an experienced finish grader. The bulldozer started the job, but the grader will finish it and get it ready for asphalt or whatever comes next. It's an important step in the construction process…

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Where To Find A Grader Job

Graders come in handy in a lot of ways. They are those big machines with a blade on the front that are often used to level roads and other areas so that they aren't so rough and bumpy. I've seen farmers use them to grade their gravel lanes so that getting in and out of the farm isn't so difficult…

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Will New Technology Make Graders Redundant?

Technology is slowly changing the way we do things when it comes to heavy equipment and the construction industry. This technology is now allowing some heavy equipment machinery to do jobs that were in the past restricted to one particular type of machine. Laser grade control is a good example. In the past, if you wanted grading, you needed to…

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