BACKHOE OPERATING PROCEDURES - Continued
Backhoe will dig more material in less time when smooth, short dig cycle is used. Keep each
dig cycle smooth.
Forcing backhoe bucket to dig a load that is too large will cause hydraulic stall. Main relief
valve of hydraulic system will make noise when hydraulic stall occurs. Hydraulic stall will
cause cycle times to be longer, hydraulic fluid temperature to increase, and fuel consumption
For description and use of operator controls and indicators, refer to WP 0004 thru WP 0009.
1. Engage parking brake.
2. Shift direction control lever to neutral position.
3. Start engine.
If required, position bottom of backhoe bucket flat on ground to avoid digging into surface
such as soft blacktop.
4. Dump material from Front End Loader (FEL) bucket and lower bucket to ground.
5. Using FEL loader controls, lower bucket to raise front wheels approximately 2 inches (5 cm) off ground.
6. Push bottom of ride control switch to off position.
7. Rotate seat to backhoe position.
8. Push top of pilot control switch to on position.
9. Lower stabilizers to waist high.
10. Push bottom of pilot control switch to off position.
11. Shut engine off.