OPERATING TECHNIQUES CONTINUED
Filling a Trench
Keep the loader wheels a safe distance from the opening's edge while working in the
area. Failure to comply could cause damage to equipment.
Fill trenches or excavations by pushing or unloading material into area to be filled with loader at a 90° angle to line
of fill area (Figure 12). Pile material a little higher than ground level to allow for settling.
Figure 12. Filling a Trench.
1. Load small, loose rocks first. Dislodge large firmly fixed rocks (Figure 13) by first digging around and
underneath rock with bucket. When enough earth has been removed from around rock, lift boom with center of
bucket under one end of rock. This should loosen rock enough to be removed.
Figure 13. Loading Large Rock.