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NEWS | Nov. 4, 2022

120M Road Grader: Check Moldboard Wear Strips for Wear

BLUF: Because there’s no specific check for the moldboard wear strips in the PMCS tables of the TM, operators and mechanics need to eyeball the wear strips to make sure they’re not cracked or missing.
 
120M Grader
Photo by Capt. Ramah Knox

A busted wear strip will fall apart and drop out of its channel. That means both the grader’s moldboard and mount come in direct contact with the vehicle’s circle drive assembly. The result is wear-and-tear to the moldboard and mount.
 
120 M grader moldboard wear strip
Moldboard wear strip

The reason for this is that there’s no specific check for the moldboard wear strips in the PMCS tables of TM 5-3805-293-10 (Dec 10) or TM 5-3805-293-23-3 (Jan 10). Operators and mechanics need to eyeball the wear strips to make sure they’re not cracked or missing. The check will be updated to the -10 and -23 TMs at the next update.
    
If you find a cracked or missing strip, let your mechanic know. WP 0306 in TM 5-3805-293-23-1 (Jan 10) covers removal, cleaning, installation, and inspection of wear strips.
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