operations by eliminating frequent turning around of the
NOTE: Reverse grading is only for operators who
have developed superb skills in grader operations.
For reverse blading, if the scarifier unit is located
just in front of the blade (behind the front axle), remove
all of the scarifier teeth and fully retract the scarifier unit.
This allows a clear area when changing the direction of
the blade. When reverse blading, set the blade so the toe
is just outside of the rear tires, and the heel side casts
outside the front tire on the opposite side.
NOTE: Store scarifier teeth in collateral equipage
or in a location so they will not be lost. The operator is
responsible for all of the scarifier teeth assigned to the
When you are grading on a project where the passes
are less than 1,000 feet, it is more efficient to grade in
recerse or vack the grader the entire distance to the
starting point than it is to turn around and continue work
from the far end, as shown in figure 10-18.
When you are grading on a projuct where the passes
are 1,000 feet or more, it is then more efficient to turn
the grader around and start blading from the far end back
to the starting point, as shown in figure 10-19.
The combined maneuvering advantages of the
leaning front wheels and the rear tandem drive are a big
Figure 10-18.-Elinimate unproductive turning around.
Figure 10-19.-Turning around.