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What Are Scrapers?

What are scrapers?

Scrapers On any construction site you will see a wide variety of heavy equipment, and one of the largest are scrapers. While some machines you see on sites, such as bulldozers and backhoes tell you just what they are designed to do by their appearance, the scraper, with its upfront cab pulling a large wagon, doesn’t give anything away. Within…

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Scraper, An Unsung Workhorse

Scraper, an unsung workhorse

They can be one of the larger pieces of heavy machinery on any site, but the tractor-scraper has managed to be one the least appreciated machines in industry too. Designed to move large quantities of earth, and consists of a tractor and rear truck, in which is a hopper that can be moved up and down as required, and features…

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Learn To Operate A Scraper

Construction sites are full of heavy equipment, each with its own set of tools and purposes. A scraper is a good machine to have around for moving dirt, sand, gravel, ice, and other natural and unnatural materials out of the way when you need to clear an area. When a backhoe or bulldozer won't do, call in the scraper! The…

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Why Scrapers Are Useful

Scrapers are useful heavy equipment to have on a construction site. In many ways, they are more beneficial than bulldozers. A bulldozer has a blade that is useful for pushing dirt or snow for short distances. The problem is, once the blade has pushed its limit, then you're done. You have to push it to the side and start over.…

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Learn To Operate A Scraper

You've likely seen scrapers on a few construction sites as you drive by, especially large projects. If you live or drive by any mines in your neck of the woods, then you've probably seen them parked there (unless they were in the mine doing their job). Scrapers come in various sizes and with several different components. Usually, you'll see them…

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Road Scrapers – Leading the Way

Right now, nearly everywhere in the U.S., there are roads being built or repaired. No matter which highway is traveled there is the familiar row of orange barrels leading drivers on a new path or detour. These new projects are often part of the federal government’s stimulus package, but they are also sometimes the result of local government projects that…

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