Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Dylan0
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!
Above is the hole we needed to cut in the back of the tailgate. We decided we would use a plasma cutter for this.
Here is a closer look at the cut we needed to make.
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!
Here’s another picture of the rig!
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.
Here’s a closer look at the cut!
Next we did a bit of welding and welded on flat rails for the ditch gate door itself.
Here’s a view of the final welds and an added middle bar.
Here’s another close up of the welds!
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.
-Plasma Cutters Reviews Team