OPERATING TECHNIQUES CONTINUED
Digging or Excavating
When digging or excavating, keep bucket level with ground. Use boom control lever to force bucket cutting edge
into ground as loader moves forward. If cutting edge does not penetrate ground immediately, use bucket control
lever to incline angle of cutting edge slightly to give better penetration. As cutting edge penetrates, use bucket
control lever to adjust bucket cutting depth to prevent excessive penetration. Manipulate boom and bucket control
levers slightly to maintain as good a grade as possible. When maintaining a grade, drive loader in low gear at about
half throttle to make an accurate cut. When bucket is full, tip bucket back and raise it to clear ground. Carry load to
desired dump area.
Figure 22. Digging or Excavating.
Back Dragging or Leveling
1. When back dragging or leveling, keep bucket cutting edge level with ground as loader is moved backward. Lift
bucket off ground when moving forward to begin a new drag so it will not cut in.