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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Pipelayers

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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

  • Conduct pre-shift walk around inspection
  • Mount the machine using 3-point contact
  • Turn the battery disconnect switch to ON
  • Engage the parking brake
  • Adjust seat, fasten seat belt.
  • Sound the horn
  • Make sure all implements are grounded
  • Move transmission control lever into neutral
  • Move the attachment control levers into HOLD
  • Make sure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Set the throttle control to LOW IDLE
  • Turn the key start switch to ON
  • Perform start-up test on EMS or CMS
  • Turn the key start switch to START. Crank engine

Machine Warm-Up

  • Allow machine to warm-up for 5 minutes at low idle
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lower boom to the ground
  • Lower all implements, hydraulic or mechanical
  • Retract the counterweight
  • 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.