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scraper click to hear : scraper

Machine that uses a blade to scrape the ground or roadbed and store the rubble in a bowl for disposal.
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tractor engine compartment cutting edge draft arm draft tube elevator gooseneck steering cylinder bowl

tractor engine compartment click to hear : tractor engine compartment

Part of the machine made up of a powerful diesel engine and a cab from which to drive and operate it.

cutting edge click to hear : cutting edge

Usually toothed blade that is mounted on the front of the bowl; it scrapes off the top layer of a roadway or other surface.

draft arm click to hear : draft arm

One of two shafts on each side that is supported by the draft tube; the bowl is raised and lowered between them.

draft tube click to hear : draft tube

Transverse tube welded to the gooseneck; it supports the two draft arms and uses hydraulic cylinders to lower and raise the bowl.

elevator click to hear : elevator

Belt fitted with chains and vanes that pulverizes the excavated material and chucks it into the bowl; in reverse gear it empties the bowl.

gooseneck click to hear : gooseneck

Arch serving as a coupling between the bowl and the tractor.

steering cylinder click to hear : steering cylinder

One of two hydraulic cylinders on each side of the gooseneck that articulates with the bowl behind the tractor.

bowl click to hear : bowl

Open container in the front with a cutting edge; it is loaded and unloaded while in operation and removed for transport.