how is a grader not set up for grading?
Can the ole D8 be inframed again? or is it just a lot of expensive to haul spare parts now.
The grader that was sent can’t use GPS, it’s one on one of those jobs. It’s a taxiway and as such has to fit the site plan, yada yada. No just making it look right, and it’s a big area we’re going to have to cut to grade. GPS just makes life a lot easier. It also had a scarifying cutting edge on the moulboard, which makes cutting rock harder once it’s been packed.
That D8 is a monster, but it’s a 1983 model, and their run ended in 1987. At the very least Cat still makes parts for it, it’s an old mechanical 3408, which are funny creatures, and I guess I could drop a 3408E model in it and probably put some D9 parts in the undercarriage to make a super-high production frankendozer, but it’s at the point I don’t want to mess with it because it’s the oldest piece of equipment in the fleet and we need to be pulling wrenches on other gear.