BACKHOE OPERATING PROCEDURES - Continued
Lower stabilizers and raise the BHL so that both rear tires are about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) above
Make sure person holding handline is away from load. Failure to comply may result in
serious injury or death to personnel.
5. Connect handline to load before starting.
6. Test load stability before moving load as follows:
a. Position the BHL close to load.
b. Use safety approved (rated at the load to be lifted) sling, cable, or chain to fasten load to clevis
(Figure 7, Item 2) at end of backhoe dipper at lifting eye (Figure 7, Item 1).
Use backhoe to lift load 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) above ground.
d. Keep engine rpm as required for load.
e. Slowly swing load to one side.
Lower load to ground if one of the stabilizers lifts off ground or there is indication that stability of the
BHL is reduced.
Do not move load over top of personnel. Keep all other personnel away from load. Failure to
comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Do not exceed rated load capacity for the BHL. Failure to comply may result in damage to
the BHL or serious injury to personnel.
7. Move load slowly and place in new location.