Grader

Motor Grader Operation

A three-part series to start new operators learning the operation of any type of motor grader. Topics include: grading unpaved roads, spreading material, laying asphalt, pulling ditches, and backsloping and grading shoulders.

Smoothing and Reshaping of Earth and Gravel Roads

Two-part video on smoothing and reshaping. Each part gives equipment requirements and an overview of work steps.

Reshaping Earth and Gravel Shoulders

Proper procedures for reshaping earth and gravel shoulders (without adding material) to correct shoulderdrop-off, rutting, buildup of material, and excessive weed growth to maintain a safe shoulder.

Operator Daily Maintenance of Motor Graders

Proper daily maintenance procedures, consisting of: pre-start check, warm-up check, daily operating check,shut-down check.

Idea Store 2

Includes ideas on identifying (marking) construction signs, fire hose cone hold down, traffic control guidebooks, motor grader blade changing, measuring aggregate lost, 'innovative tools' from Iowa, and a public relations flyer on snow removal.

Shoulder Maintenance

Detailed discussion of three types of operations that may be performed during shoulder maintenance: reshaping, low shoulder repair, and high shoulder repair.

Maintenance of Gravel Roads

Proper procedures for smoothing and reshaping gravel roads. Techniques for intersections, railroad crossings, driveways, bridges, hilltops and valleys, and superelevation in curves.

Ditch Maintenance

The need for proper drainage; the goals for ditch maintenance; procedures for performing the maintenance with motor grader and excavator.

Dust Control

What dust is, and the problems it can create. How liquid calcium chloride controls dust. How to repair and improve an unpaved road by blading.

Upgrading Gravel Roads

Demonstrates techniques and cost evaluation of upgrading rural gravel roads. Directed at the problems that low maintenance budget counties face in keeping the roads in good condition. Techniques for some types of maintenance are also discussed.

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