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TRAVELING AND EARTH MOVING OPERATIONS - CONTINUED
Grading in a Wet Ditch
Articulate the machine so the front wheels and the blade are in the ditch. Steer with the front wheels.
This method may be used to avoid obstructions whenever cleaning old ditches, which may have tree over-
hangs, rock ledges, etc.
Keep the rear wheels on the shoulder to prevent wheel slippage in wet or soft material in the ditch.
Grading on a 3-to-1 Slope
Only an experienced operator should operate the machine on a steep side slope.
Never fully articulate the machine uphill on steep slopes. Failure to follow these warnings may cause
injury or damage to machine.
When working on steep slopes, operate the machine in first gear, at a reduced engine speed.
When working on slopes, use the accelerator to control the speed of the machine.
When operating on extreme slopes, use crab steering to keep the back of the grader on the downhill side
Articulate the frame to place the frame in an offset
position for maximum stability.