FLANGER OK
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Flanger OK near the oil docks on July 6, 2009.


Flanger OK on October 6, 2003 in Chama.  This flanger is looking good after a recent rebuild. Photo by Dave Dye



The backside of the flanger blade and support system. The vertical bar towards the upper left is what lifts the blade up and down. The sliding point on the support can be seen near the center where all of the grease is. Photo by Dave Dye on August 14, 1994.



A shot from further out showing the braces that help support the blade. Photo by Dave Dye on August 14, 1994.


The front of the blade is captured in this shot. Photo by Dave Dye on August 13, 1994.


A shot of the various components that sit on top of the deck. Mostly related to the air brake system and blade safety lock. photo by Dave Dye on August 13, 1994.



A shot of the blade lift mechanism as seen from the deck. The air cylinder can just be seen behind the blade support. The rod on the right side is the flanger up/down indicator. It gets set automatically as the blade is moved. The bar in the lower right corner is the blade safety lock to keep the blade up when not plowing. Photo by Dave Dye on September 13, 1997.



Another shot of the lift mechanism from further out. The blade safety lock is now more visible and gets pinned close to the air brake equip on deck. More of the flanger up/down indicator can be seen. A grove at the end of the rod rides in an arm attached to the blade lift. The grove is spiraled to make the rod and target twist as the blade moves up and down. Photo by Dave Dye on August 13, 1994.



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