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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Underground Loaders

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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 of Machine and be sure no Lock-out Tag-out warning tags are on the machine
  • Mount the machine using 3 points of contact
  • Turn the battery disconnect switch to ON (if equipped)
  • Adjust seat, fasten seat belt
  • Move Direction Control Lever to Neutral
  • Ensure all implements are grounded
  • Move the Attachment Control Lever to HOLD
  • Ensure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Make Sure Steering Frame Lock is in Unlocked Position
  • Move Hydraulic Controls to HOLD Position
  • Move the steering and transmission lock control or the transmission neutral lock control to the LOCKED position
  • Sound horn
  • Turn key start switch to ON
  • Perform Startup Test to Observe Monitoring System Self-Test (if applicable)
  • Turn key start switch to START. Crank engine

Machine Warm-Up

  • Allow Machine to Warm Up (as per OMM)
  • Engage and disengage attachment controls to help speed warm-up of hydraulic components
  • Cycle all Control to allow warm Oil to circulate through all Hydraulic Cylinders and Lines
  • Perform Steering, Service Brake and Parking Brake Operation Checks (as per OMM by Machine Model)

Moving The Machine

  • Ensure area is clear
  • Raise all lowered Impalements
  • Depress service brake pedal
  • Release the parking brake
  • Move transmission control lever to desired direction
  • Release service brake pedal and depress accelerator pedal

Machine Shut Down

  • Park the Machine on Smooth, Level Area
  • Set parking brake
  • Lower all hydraulic implements
  • Run engine at low idle for 5 minutes to allow engine to cool
  • Turn key start switch to OFF and remove key
  • Dismount machine using 3-point contact
  • Block Wheels and remove Disconnect Switch Key if Parking for Extended Period
  • Conduct post-operation walk-around inspection