Operating the Machine
Level loading area during wait time between trucks to
maximize machine stability, decrease operator fatigue,
and increase productivity.
Know location of all persons in working area, including
truck driver. Do not load the truck unless the truck driver
is in a safe place.
If possible, park truck where wind will be behind operator
to keep dust of the dumped load out of operator's eyes
and out of engine air cleaner.
Raise the bucket while swinging toward the truck.
Drop first load into truck from a minimum height to lessen
the stress on the truck. The first material in the box will
cushion following loads. Dump load into truck at a steady
pace (rather than abruptly) to minimize stress on truck.
Load truck box from center front to center rear.
If loading large rock, first place a load of smaller rock into
truck to cushion impact of large rock in truck.
Move bucket to excavation level while swinging away from
Do not swing the bucket over the cab.