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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Articulated Trucks

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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

Starting The Machine

  • Perform walk around inspection
  • Mount the machine using 3 points of contact
  • Turn the battery disconnect switch to ON
  • Inspect, adjust and fasten seat belt
  • Inspect, adjust mirrors
  • Move transmission control lever into neutral
  • Engage the parking brake
  • Make sure body is grounded
  • Move the hoist lever into FLOAT
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Check EMS,CEMS
  • Check backup alarm
  • Turn the key start switch to START, crank engine and release when engine starts
  • Do second part of EMS test

Machine Warm-Up

  • Allow machine to warm-up for 5 minutes at low idle
  • Cycle hydraulics
  • Check gauges and action lights frequently

Moving The Machine

  • Make sure area is clear
  • Depress service brake pedal
  • Release parking brake
  • Move transmission control to desired direction and gear
  • Release service brake pedal and press accelerator

Machine Shut Down

  • Park machine on smooth, level area
  • Transmission selector lever to neutral
  • Set the parking brake
  • Run at LOW IDLE for 5 minutes
  • Turn key start switch to OFF and remove key
  • Turn battery disconnect switch to OFF, remove key
  • Dismount machine using 3-point contact
  • Block wheels if parking for extended period
  • Conduct post-operation walk around inspection