- Be certain the landing point can
safely support the load.
- The selected landing point should
always be level, both front to back & side to side.
- When lifting or lowering, be certain
of the path of the bucket, or attachments
& load are clear of obstacles.
- Approach the landing point slowly
with a load as low as possible.
- Avoid sudden stops.
- Place transmission or drive in neutral.
- Set parking brake.
If the load is not level, during lifting or placement,
the potential for equipment to tip over is greatly increased.
- Machine COG is furthest to the rear when the boom is raised with no load, ie.- immediately after depositing a load at an elevated position.
- If the machine becomes unstable in any way, STOP,…find a more suitable machine location & continue from there.
Driving on Hills, Slopes, Inclines
- Driving on slopes or inclines can cause – vehicle tip-over or loss of load.
- Travel up & down on inclines or slopes
– bucket facing direction of travel
– keep bucket 0.5 – 1m above ground
- If m/c starts to skid or become unstable,
– immediately lower the bucket to the ground & stop.
- Driving across or steering on a slope may cause the machine to skid or turn over.
– If direction must be changed, move to level ground, then change direction.