Guidelines for Safe Driving, Without a Load and Load Pick-Up

  1. Basic rules of operation always apply.
  2. Drive only as fast as conditions allow.
  3. Buckets, blades, etc. low to the ground, for best visibility & machine stability.
  4. Beware of hidden or obscured objects.
  5. Remain aware of all traffic in the work area, both vehicle & pedestrian.

Load Pick up

  • Know the approximate load weight
    – ensure within m/c capacity.
  • Know the rated load capacity & limitations of the equipment.
    – mfg’s equipment manual.
  • Overloading is dangerous!