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Start-Up & Shut Down Procedure: Underground Trucks

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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 machine using 3 point contact
  • Turn the battery disconnect switch to ON
  • Inspect, Adjust Seat and Fasten Seat Belt
  • Inspect, adjust mirrors
  • Move Transmission Control Lever to Neutral
  • Engage the parking brake
  • Ensure the Body is Grounded
  • Move the hoist lever into FLOAT
  • Ensure all personnel are clear of machine
  • Check Rear Vision Camera
  • Sound horn
  • Check backup alarm
  • Make Sure Steering Frame Lock is in Unlocked Position
  • Move Hydraulic Controls to HOLD Position
  • Engage Parking Brake
  • Turn Key Start Switch to START, Crank Engine and Release when Engine starts

Machine Warm-Up

  • Allow machine to warm up for 5 minutes at low idle
  • Perform secondary brake test
  • Check gauges and action lights frequently
  • Check Hydraulic Oil Tank and Transmission Oil Levels T

Moving The Machine

  • Ensure area is clear
  • Manual Retarder UP, ARC ON, Park Brake Applied
  • Depress service brake pedal
  • Release the parking brake
  • Move Transmission Control Lever to desired direction and Gear
  • Release service brake pedal and depress accelerator pedal

Machine Shut Down

  • Park the Machine on Smooth, Level Area
  • Transmission Selector to Neutral
  • Set parking brake
  • Move Throttle Control to LOW IDLE and run for 5 Minutes
  • Turn key start switch to OFF and remove key
  • Turn battery disconnect switch to OFF, remove key
  • Dismount machine using 3-point contact
  • Block wheels if parking for extended period
  • Conduct post-operation walk-around inspection