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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Front Shovel Excavators

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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
  • Adjust seat, arm rests
  • Fasten seat belt
  • Confirm all implements are grounded
  • Move hydraulic lock lever into the LOCKED position
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Turn the key start switch to ON
  • Perform start-up test on the monitoring panel
  • Turn the key start switch to START; Crank engine

Machine Warm-Up

  • Allow machine to warm-up for 5 minutes at low idle
  • Engage and disengage hydraulic controls to help speed warm-up of hydraulic oil
  • Cycle all controls to allow warm oil to circulate through all cylinders and lines
  • Check gauges and action lights frequently

Moving The Machine

  • Make sure area is clear
  • Move hydraulic lock lever into the RUN positi
  • Raise all lowered implements
  • Move travel controls in the direction you want to go (check machine rotation: final drives are to rear)

Machine Shut Down

  • Park machine on smooth, level area
  • Ground all hydraulic implements
  • Move hydraulic lock lever into the LOCKED position
  • Allow engine to run at LOW IDLE for 5 minutes
  • Turn key start switch to OFF and remove key
  • Turn battery disconnect switch to OFF
  • Dismount machine using 3-point contact
  • Conduct post-operation walk around inspection