ADVANCED OPERATION AND OPERATOR TIPS
The information in this work package is provided as a supplement to the basic operating procedures
is essential to safe and efficient machine operation.
This work package is designed to provide general information as well as advanced operating tips to maximize machine
efficiency and potential.
Proper job site management, which is also crucial to work efficiency, is addressed in WP 0007 00.
MACHINE SERVICES AND ADJUSTMENTS
To ensure safe and efficient operation, the operator is responsible for performing Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services (PMCS) at the job site. This will ensure the machine is ready to perform its mission and will reduce down
time due to machine failures.
To facilitate performance of PMCS, ensure machine is clean. Wash machine to remove dust and dirt that could inter-
fere with inspections and preventive maintenance.
After operation, determine requirements of next mission, so that machine adjustments can be made in advance, if
Configuration changes to cutting edge and cutting edge-to-elevator clearance adjustments should NEVER
be attempted without first securing the bowl by blocking it so that it is firmly supported. Failure to follow
this warning may cause injury to personnel.
Unit Maintenance must perform configuration changes to cutting edge and cutting edge-to-elevator clear-
Park machine on level ground.
Apply parking brake and block wheels.
Raise bowl. Place a block of wood centered under bowl. Ensure wood is of sufficient strength to carry weight of
bowl, and large enough so that bowl will be supported at a suitable height.
Lower bowl until weight of bowl is fully resting on block of wood.
Move bowl control lever to middle HOLD position.
Place transmission control lever in N (Neutral) position. Engage transmission neutral lock.
Shut down engine.