Matching the Cutting Edge to the Machine 640191

Advance in earthmoving technology has made necessary a corresponding advance in cutting edge technology. In adopting the concepts of matching the cutting edge to the machine, or possibly the job requirements of the machine, in rare instances it is found that the cutting edges employed in the 1930's and 1940's are satisfactory; however, in general, the increase in horsepower and carrying capacity of earthmoving machinery has necessitated a vast increase in the strength and wear properties of the cutting edge. The development of these properties, based on academic, laboratory, and field precepts, has advanced hand-in-hand with machine developments.


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