This article is a summary of a YouTube video "John Deere Grader Repairs! | Fitting Blade Skin & Replacing Blade Slide Rail" by Cutting Edge Engineering Australia

The Ultimate Guide to Repairing a Grader Blade | Cutting Edge Engineering

TLDRLearn how to prolong the life of a grader blade by fitting a wear skin and replacing the bottom guide. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions and expert tips.

Key insights

🛠️Fitting a wear skin to a grader blade prevents erosion and extends its life.

🔧Replacing the bottom guide is crucial for maintaining precision cutting.

💡Tight time constraints may limit the level of detail shown in the video.

💰The cost of replacing the wear skin and bottom guide is minimal compared to the benefits gained.

📐Precise measurements and parallel alignment are essential for proper installation of the wear skin and guide.


Why is fitting a wear skin important?

A wear skin prevents erosion of the grader blade, prolonging its life and maintaining cutting efficiency.

Is replacing the bottom guide necessary?

Yes, a worn guide can affect the cutting precision of the grader. Replacing it ensures accurate results.

Are there specific materials required for the wear skin and guide?

A 450 grade wear plate is recommended for the wear skin. The bottom guide should be made of high tensile plate material.

What welding techniques and materials are used?

Welding techniques include hot pass and capping pass. Cig verticor wire and Argo Shield heavy gas are used for welding.

How long does the grader repair process take?

The repair process may take a few days, depending on the availability of materials and other factors. However, the actual repair time shown in the video is limited due to time constraints.

Timestamped Summary

00:35Introduction to the grader repair job and its purpose.

01:23Removal of the grader blade for the fitting of the wear skin and replacement of the bottom guide.

06:15Blade removed and preparation for fitting the wear skin begins.

10:28Quick interlude with lunch delivery.

12:11Fitting the wear skin onto the blade and welding out the skin.

16:34Replacement of the bottom blade guide.

20:18Preparing the new guide material and machining it to size.

26:43Machining the guide to ensure it fits correctly on the blade.

30:09Welding preparation on the guide and applying weld passes.

35:33Finishing welding on the guide and testing the blade slide.

38:29Replacing the bottom guide shims and final adjustments.

46:35Completing the grader repair process and fitting the GPS pole.

49:02Overview of the completed grader job and its benefits.

50:00Entertaining bloopers and behind-the-scenes moments.

50:19Playful banter and off-topic conversations.