Terex Dozer Blade Attachments Offer Versatility

Wed August 07, 2013 - National Edition
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A Terex dozer blade, attached to a Terex compact track loader, gives precision control and visibility for a wide range of earthmoving and site prep applications.
A Terex dozer blade, attached to a Terex compact track loader, gives precision control and visibility for a wide range of earthmoving and site prep applications.

Using compact track loaders with different attachments can revolutionize a small business, enabling it to bid on larger projects and to work in all weather and ground conditions. By carefully selecting the right attachments, customers can maximize their profits — the attachments pay for themselves.

Because compact track loaders use the same attachments (buckets, dozer blades, mulchers, augers, trenchers, levelers, box rakes, snow blowers, backhoes, etc.) and perform in the same applications as skid steers (construction, landscaping, rental forestry and agricultural applications), the most distinct advantage of a compact track loader (CTL) is its maneuverability in adverse ground conditions. CTLs provide exceptional operation in muddy or snowy conditions where skid steers would not be able to work at all. Dozer blades are an excellent example of an attachment that normally isn’t used with skid steers due to their limited tractive effort, according to Terex.

A compact track loader has an advantage over a skid steer for dozing especially on uneven terrain, slopes, and muddy or snowy ground conditions, which can be very challenging and tough on skid steer loaders. CTLs are designed and built to handle these types of conditions.

Most operators start out by hitting the high points in the first passes so that they have a more even surface to work on for completing the finish grade.

A Terex dozer blade, attached to a Terex compact track loader, gives precision control and visibility for a wide range of earthmoving and site prep applications. The Terex loader’s traction, flotation and stability enables you to work in ground conditions that prevents other machines — even other compact track loaders — from working at all, according to the manufacturer.

Two different models match the blade to the width of the machine. Hydraulic connections for power tilt and angle are via quick disconnect fittings to the machine’s low flow auxiliary hydraulics. Control of power tilt and angle are via switches integrated in the machine’s right-hand joystick.