The backhoes, also sometimes called backhoe loaders are used for construction, demolish buildings, transport materials and perform tasks of landscaping and paving projects. Backhoes, in fact are tractors with a bucket (or blade) in the front and a backhoe in the back. Operating it is not particularly difficult. It is imperative to follow precautions for safety and learn to operate with someone who has real experience.
- Mount in the backhoe and adjust your seat belt. Make sure the brake is on. Shift the transmission to neutral.
- Turn the ignition and start the backhoe. Let the machine cool for about 10 minutes. When you’re ready to dig, take the lever that moves the excavator. The part between the tractor and excavator is called pen. The part between the boom and the bucket end is called the opposite arm.
- Reverse the process to load charge you just dig. Move carefully rotating shovel loaded into the back of the machine. Keep it from one side or other creates the risk for the excavator to overturn.
- Adjust the lever to release the load in its designated point. Repeat the process as necessary.
- Lower both the excavator bucket and shovel to ground level when finish. Park it on a floor that is relatively flat and turn off the ignition.
Tips & Warnings :
Backhoes are somewhat dangerous. Use a hard hat and work gloves for safety.