ADVANCED OPERATION AND OPERATOR TIPS - CONTINUED
Cutting edge is narrower than scraper bowl. Repeated cuttings within the same slot will result in bowl get-
ting jammed in slot. Minimum slot width should be about 1-1/2 machine width. Repeated cuts in the same
slot should not exceed a total depth of 8-10 in. (20-25 cm) inches.
Straddle cutting is a method of cutting successive passes of material, where each new cut straddles or overlaps the previ-
ous cut. The end result is efficient, progressive, and smooth evacuation of soil. Straddle cutting ensures uniform loading of
Straddle cut as follows:
Since first and second cuts are in virgin soil, this operation is best suited for the more advanced operator. The
third cut can readily be made by the novice operator.
Cut initial path at prescribed depth.
Cut second path parallel to first cut, at a distance
less than distance between tires.
On third cut, load ridge left between cuts 1 and 2,
at a depth below previous cuts: This will leave a
Repeat until desired depth of cut is achieved.