Cranes are a necessity in the construction industry. By using their hooks and booms, cranes…
When undertaking a heavy equipment training program from a qualified and experienced trainer, you learn how to operate that equipment according to manufacturers instructions. What you also pick up are handy little hints and tips along the way that the instructor has learned from personal experience. Take the front end loader, or for that matter, the backhoe loader.
Both of these machines have a loader which is, effectively, a scoop. Although referred to as a scoop, it should never be used as a scoop. Take these handy little operating tips:
Leave the bucket flat – when using the front loader, many operators angle the bucket forward and attack the target in a scooping action. This can cause you to lose traction and possibly the load. It is also more stressful on the drive train. It’s better to keep the bucket flat on the ground as you approach the pile when loading, then lift and skim the pile.
Keep it clean – wipe your machine down daily, clean the windows and pick up any debris in the cab. By keeping the exterior clean, you can easily spot any fluid leaks before they get worse and result in downtime. Debris in the cab can get lodged in the controls and cause a problem.
Two simple tips. Most people don’t think about cleaning their equipment, however, if you don’t, you never know what damage it could create.
ATS Heavy Equipment Training Schools only employ qualified and experienced people to deliver the training. They can train you as to how to operate any heavy equipment – they can also pass on tips gained from their experience on a the machine. All you need to do is pick their brains.