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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Material Handlers

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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
  • Disengage the hydraulic lockout control
  • Adjust seat, fasten seat belt
  • Make sure all implements are grounded
  • Move the joysticks to HOLD position
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Set the throttle control to LOW IDLE
  • Turn the key start switch to ON
  • Perform pre-start checks on the monitor
  • Turn the key start switch to START and crank engine

Machine Warm-Up

  • Check gauges and warning lights to ensure readings are in normal operating range
  • Allow machine to warm up for 5 minutes at low idle
  • Engage hydraulic lockout control
  • Engage and disengage implement controls to help speed warm-up of hydraulic components
  • Cycle all controls to allow warm oil to circulate through all cylinders and lines. Verify all controls are functioning properly
  • Continue to monitor gauges and warning lights

Moving The Machine

  • Make sure area is clear
  • Sound horn to warn others
  • Raise lowered implements
  • Make sure position of upper structure and undercarriage is known before moving machine
  • Turn engine speed dial to increase RPM to desired speed
  • Push travel levers or pedals forward to travel forward

Machine Shut Down

  • Park machine on smooth, level area
  • Lower all hydraulic implements
  • Set the hydraulic lockout control
  • Move throttle control to LOW IDLE and run 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