ADVANCED OPERATION AND OPERATOR TIPS - CONTINUED
TRAVELING AND EARTH MOVING OPERATIONS - CONTINUED
Tip the blade to the best position for the material being worked. Start with the top of the blade slightly ahead of the cut-
Under good conditions, work the material from side-to-side.
Normally, the machine is used with the frame straight for flat blading. Articulate it to counteract side
draft from heavy blade loads. Turn the front of the tandems toward the heel of the blade.
If the wheels start to spin, turn the front of the tandems away from the heel of the blade. This will reduce
the width of the cut and reduce the load on the machine.
In normal leveling work, deliver the material to the outside of the rear wheels. This will maintain a
smooth surface for the rear wheels.
Spread the loose material over the surface until it is smooth.
Right-Hand "V" Ditching
Make sure the blade is lowered to the ground before retracting the centershift lock pin. Failure to follow
this caution may result in damage to machine.
Make sure frame is in straight alignment. If the machine is articulated, the tire sidewalls may be forced
against the back slope, causing tire sidewall damage and also forcing dirt between the tire and rim, caus-
ing air loss and flat tires.
Set the centershift lock pin in the center position.
Move the centershift lock pin lever to the INDEX and
Set the blade with the right end in line with the outer
edge of the right front tire. Tilt the blade so the top of
the blade is slightly ahead of the cutting edge.