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Basic Operating Procedures: Towed Scraper

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You can conduct this checklist for free on the Checkbuster platform. You can use a lap-top, PC or the free inspection App

Pre-Operation Walk-Around

  • Check hydraulic sight gage on tractor-fluids should be visible
  • Check for leaky fluids beneath tractor in the squat position-DO NOT GO UNDERNEATH EQUIPMENT
  • Check couplers on the valve block-they must be properly plugged in for optimal performance
  • Check shims on (800 series only). Make sure they are securely fastened.
  • Make sure all bolts are fastened securely
  • Remove any dirt slabs that may be on the tires
  • Clean all windows of the tractor for visibility
  • Briefly look over router bits and cutting edges for maximum performance

Starting The 800/900 Challenger

  • Make sure master switch is ON!
  • Depress the tractor brake and turn key.
  • Check monitor for WARNINGS

Machine Warm-Up

  • Operate the engine at LOW IDLE for 5 minutes to warm-up the machine.
  • Cycle all controls to allow warm oil to circulate through all hydraulic cylinders and lines.
  • Check gauges and action lights frequently.
  • Check brakes before moving

Moving The Machine

  • Make sure all personnel are clear of the machine.
  • Check for adequate clearance around the machine.
  • Raise the bowl(s)
  • Depress and hold the service brake pedal.
  • Check gages for any last minute WARNING signs.
  • Engage the transmission shifter- When in FWD. Start off in gears (1-4)
  • Click the hand shifter transmission control to appropriate gear speed.
  • Release the service brake pedal.
  • Check gauges and action lights frequently.

Machine Shut Down

  • Park the machine on a smooth, level area.
  • Move the transmission control lever to the PARKED position-to the right of console!
  • Lower transmission idle with hand held lever
  • Turn off all lights
  • Lower the bowl and place all hydraulics in ‘float’ mode

Tractor Engine Shutdown And Scraper Engine Shutdown

  • Allow engine to cool for 5 minutes before turning it off
  • Depress electric shut-off
  • Turn the tractor engine start switch to OFF and remove the key.
  • Dismount the machine using 3-point contact and turn master switch to off

Walk-Around Inspection

  • Conduct post-operation walk-around inspection.-Repeat Pre-operation inspection