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Mini excavator dozer edge

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ADMSWELDING, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    A new edge i did for a customers 303C. 5/8"thk 6"wide 60"long.

    PC311208.jpg

    PC311207.jpg

    PC311209.jpg
     
  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Is that just tacked on or is that all you do?
     
  3. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    That is a nice machine. If it still looks like that and it needs a new edge they must really take care of their equipment
     
  4. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Looks good
     
  5. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Nice job Billy - whose machine?
     
  6. Winterized

    Winterized Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Me too???
    It sure is a clean way to do it.

    Never was fun using a carbon arc to get weld-ons off loader buckets though.
     
  7. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    The edge is tacked on in the photo.But it gets 2 passes across the top entire way across.And the backside/underneath gets fully welded.The machine buster is Cassidy Landscapings its got only 800 hrs on it, its a 2008. they bought it in PA.
     
  8. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Why isnt the new cutting edge the full width of the blade?
     
  9. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I left the blade 3/16" of a inch shorter on each end so i could get a good root pass into the side panel followed by 2 cover passes.So the blade is 3/8" shorter then the push board not a big deal.Better then having it snap off and the customer call unhappy.Then half to go fix for free.:eek:Also both ends are gusseted i will go snap a pic today of the finished blade,it has been painted blk. now but you,ll get a better view of whats going on.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    I guess I'll need to see the finished pics......I wont argue welding techniques/methods, because thats obviously your specialty(i know just enough to be dangerous:D)...............but I know as an end user, I would want the edge flush.
     
  11. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Don,t think 3/8" gonna make that big a difference in grading performance.Here,s the finish pic of the end.

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  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    That looks better than the other pic. Not trying to nit pick your job/method btw.
     
  13. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    No problem i like to hear what others feed back is.I don,t run equipment as often as i repair it.It,s good to know what alot of operators prefer thanks for the feed back.Thumbs Up
     
  14. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Your welcome. Nice work btw.
     
  15. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    My Bobcat mini has the cutting edge a little bit narrower that the blade, just for the reason you stated. I would rather have it welded right & strong than have to go back to repair it for free.
     
  16. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Mine dosent and Its fine.
     
  17. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Looks good man. I took some welding classes this winter I'm learning...slooowly lol
     
  18. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    excellent job! Why didnt they go with a reversable bolt on edge?

    A lot of the guys around here use the blade as a battering ram with concrete and they get torn up pretty good.
     
  19. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I have not seen a weld in adapter for these, for a reversible edge.I have just always cut off what was left and welded on a new pc.But that is a good idea someone should sell a kit to make these bolt on.
     
  20. dooleycorp

    dooleycorp Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    looks beefy right way to go