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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Motor Graders

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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
  • Fasten seat belt
  • Make sure all implements are grounded
  • Engage the parking brake
  • Move the attachment control levers into HOLD
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of the machine
  • Turn the key start switch to ON
  • Perform start-up test on EMS
  • Turn the key start switch to START…Crank engine

Machine Warm-Up

  • Allow machine to warm-up for 5 minutes as low idle
  • Engage and disengage attachment controls
  • Cycle all controls to allow warm oil to circulate through all cylinders and lines
  • Cycle all controls to allow warm oil to circulate through all cylinders and lines
  • Perform second part of EMS start-up test

Moving The Machine

  • Make sure are is clear of personnel and obstructions
  • Raise all lowered implements
  • Depress service brake pedal
  • Release parking brake
  • Move transmission control to desired direction and gear
  • Release service brake pedal, check for proper operation
  • Release transmission modulator pedal
  • Push down on accelerator

Machine Shut Down

  • Park machine on smooth, level area
  • Set the parking brake
  • 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
  • Dismount machine using 3-point contact
  • Conduct post-operation walkaround inspection
  • Turn battery disconnect switch to OFF