TRAVELING AND EARTH MOVING OPERATIONS CONTINUED
15. Lower left lift cylinder to desired depth of cut. Lean front wheels to left.
16. Set blade at a sharp angle and move material up the slope of ditch.
17. Spread windrow and finish final grade.
Figure 76. Finishing Final Grade.
END OF TASK
Grading on a 3-to-1 Slope
WARN I N G
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 to personnel or damage to equipment.
N OT E
When working on steep slopes, operate the machine in first gear, at a reduced engine
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 of cut.
1. Articulate frame to place frame in an offset position for maximum stability.
Figure 77. Articulating Frame for Stability.