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Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Dylan

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Our Latest Plasma Cutting Project! A New Ditch Gate

Today we tackled a new project that required us to do some heavy duty plasma cutting. Our goal was to create a ditch gate on this dump truck. The entire project took us around 8 working hours and we are very happy with the results. Let’s show some pictures of how the project went!

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Above is the hole we needed to cut in the back of the tailgate. We decided we would use a plasma cutter for this.

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Here is a closer look at the cut we needed to make.

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This here is the machine we would be using. It’s an ESAB and it a very powerful advanced machine. Something a lot more expensive than we normally review on our site. It worked like a charm!

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Here’s another picture of the rig!

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This picture here is the back of the tail gate after we cut the hole with the ESAB. We also grinded the edges to smooth out the cut.

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Here’s a closer look at the cut!

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Next we did a bit of welding and welded on flat rails for the ditch gate door itself.

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Here’s a view of the final welds and an added middle bar.

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Here’s another close up of the welds!

 

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Here is the ditch gate mounted in the rails we welded on. We are no in the process of adding a lever to pull the ditch gate up and down.

Stay tuned!

-Plasma Cutters Reviews Team


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