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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Landfill Compactors – Waste Industry

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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

  • Turn the battery disconnect switch to ON
  • Adjust seat.
  • Fasten seat belt.
  • Make sure all implements are grounded
  • Move transmission lock lever into the LOCKED position
  • Engage the parking brake.
  • Move the attachment control levers into HOLD & engage attachment lock lever
  • Move transmission direction control to neutral
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Turn the key start switch to ON
  • Perform start-up test on EMS, CMS
  • 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 attachment controls to help speed warm-up of hydraulic components
  • Cycle all controls to allow warm oil to circulate through all cylinders and lines.
  • Check gauges and action lights frequently
  • If the machine has an EMS, perform second part of start-up test.

Moving The Machine

  • Make sure area is clear
  • Raise all lowered implements
  • Depress brake pedal
  • Use horn signals before moving machine
  • Release parking brake.
  • Move transmission control to desired direction
  • Release brake pedal and check for proper operation

Machine Shut Down

  • Park machine on smooth, level area.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Set steering lock
  • Lower and lock all hydraulic implements
  • 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