OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE MACHINE - CONTINUED
Select appropriate travel speed before driving downhill. Select same gear speed as would be used to travel uphill. Do
NOT downshift while going downhill; downshift before starting downhill. Do not allow machine to overspeed when
going downhill. Apply service brakes.
Do not overload machine.
Never straddle a concertina wire or wire rope cable. Avoid any wire or debris that could become tangled in tires or
Follow these guidelines when operating in soft soil conditions:
(1) Before operating in soft soil conditions, check out site to evaluate its condition. If it appears too soft for even an
initial pass with an empty machine, do not enter area. Notify your supervisor.
(2) If site appears to be OK, make an initial pass with an empty machine.
(3) During operation, observe ground conditions. Look for cracking that may appear adjacent to the wheels.
(4) Adjust machine performance for soft soil conditions; make smaller cuts at lower speeds. Do not break traction.
Operate Machine - Sequence Checklist.
Perform initial adjustments, daily checks, and EMS self-test.
Repeat EMS self-test and perform engine warmup.
Turn on appropriate machine lights.
Raise bowl high enough to clear any obstacles on ground.
Depress service brake pedal to prevent machine movement.
Release parking brake.
Unlock shift lever lock.
Move transmission shift lever to desired direction and appropriate gear speed.
Release service brakes.
Depress accelerator pedal to achieve desired engine speed.
Check instrument panel gages and EMS lights frequently during operation.
Refer to WP 0004 00 for the location and operation of controls.
Apply service brakes to stop machine. Select a level surface if possible.
Move transmission shift lever to N (Neutral).
Lock shift lever lock.
Apply parking brake.
Lower bowl to the ground. Apply slight downward pressure to bowl.
Block wheels securely.