The new AG PRO 12-20 adjustable-width dozer blade by Grouser Products is making it easier than ever for tractor operators to increase efficiency while maintaining compliance with the most stringent road regulations.
The AG PRO 12-20’s design has a variable width blade that allows adjustments from 12 to 20 feet. With hydraulic cylinders on both sides of the blade, and a clear measurement indicator visible from the cab, operators can make adjustments quickly, easily and precisely. The lever-controlled hydraulic cylinders adjust the width to different capacity requirements or prepare the unit for road travel.
An operator can extend or retract the blade on the fly to gain more or less pushing capacity depending on the needs of the project. On farms and ranches, the AG PRO 12-20 offers flexibility in hard-to-reach areas. The ends can be easily retracted to allow wheel access to the bunker wall and then extended to maximize the amount of material transferred. Retract the blade to 12 feet and it’s ready to fit through a narrow gate or head down the road, eliminating the need to transport the unit on a trailer. This saves time when moving from job to job and meets road regulations in most states.
The 72-inch height of the AG PRO 12-20 makes it one of the tallest dozer blades in the industry. It increases capacity, productivity and efficiency over other blades by allowing operators to move more material with each pass. The addition of optional box end plates increase the AG PRO 12-20’s capacity even further and effectively contain the material load over greater distances. Further, the blade’s lift height of approximately 48 inches allows operators to move large amounts of material into steeper piles with less potential for back dragging material.
Like all of Grouser’s AG PRO blades, the exclusive single-lever, quick-attach feature on the 12-20 reduces hook-up and removal time, allowing a smooth and fast transition for fieldwork. The quick attach is mounted at the front of the tractor allowing the operator to quickly and efficiently align the tractor to the blade, drive forward and lock into place. To detach the blade, the operator simply unhooks the hydraulic hoses, pulls the lever behind the blade and backs out the tractor. Grouser redesigned the hydraulic hose connections at the front of the unit in one, easy-access configuration, mounting the hoses where the operator can quickly connect or disconnect the unit. The fixed location of the hoses provides easy alignment and re-attachment of the blade.
The undercarriage and lift frame of the AG PRO 12-20 are designed to provide tremendous ground clearance. Placed high underneath the tractor, the 12-20 provides maximum material movement without getting bogged down in material. The undercarriage also makes the transition from yard to fieldwork faster and easier. It serves as the extra weight needed for fieldwork, so there is no need to disassemble and reassemble OEM weight packages. Operators simply detach the blade and head for the field.
The AG PRO 12-20 features an exclusive parallel lift system with top and bottom connection points that keep the blade parallel to the front of the tractor, even when it is lifted to its maximum height. This reduces weight transfer, keeps the blade closer to the tractor when lifting and maintains the ideal angle for dozing. It also provides the operator more precise control.
Additional standard features of the AG PRO series include reversible, double-bevel cutting edges and customized nameplates. Double-bevel cutting edges are the industry standard for bulldozers. Grouser edges are made of high-alloy, heat-treated boron steel, which provides excellent wear in high-abrasion applications. This, along with the ability to reverse the edge allows for many hours of trouble-free dozing. To personalize its blades, the company provides customized nameplates for dealers or end users that mount directly to the blade.
The Grouser AG PRO 12-20 is a selected recipient of a 2013 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers AE50 Award. The AE50 is a prestigious award that recognizes the top 50 most innovative agricultural products introduced each year.
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