TRAVELING AND EARTH MOVING OPERATIONS CONTINUED
10. As the moldboard crosses the project start line, apply enough down pressure on both heel and toe to penetrate
the surface 0.5 in. (12 mm).
Figure 31. Adjust Moldboard to Penetrate Surface.
11. Maintain a straight course, adjusting the moldboard slightly to carry the material the length of the project.
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Feathering is a process accomplished by raising the moldboard in 1/2 to 1 inch
increments, while in a forward motion. Two or three seconds are recommended between
each upward adjustment until all the material in front of the moldboard passes under it.
12. Be sure to feather the material out at the end of the pass.
Figure 32. Feathering Material.