JCB AGRICULTURAL ATTACHMENTS (OPERATOR MANUAL)
To operate the range of JCB agricultural attachments efficiently and safely you must know the equipment and have the skill to use it. You must also be a competent operator of the appropriate carrier machine.
About this Manual
This manual details the relevant use and maintenance procedures for the range of JCB agricultural attachments. This document is not a training manual. If you are a new operator, get yourself trained in the skills to use the attachments before trying to work with it. If you don’t, you will not do your job well, and you will be a danger to yourself and the people around you.
Most loads moved with these attachments are unknown in mass, can be loose, non-uniform and easily spilled. Good operator technique reduces the risk of damage to property and machine, reduces risks to the operator and bystanders.
Below are a few good operator points, these are not totally comprehensive:
– Try to situate the load as close to the back of the attachment and as central as possible (offset loads will affect the lateral stability of the carrier machine)
– Note the safe load indicator in the carrier machine will only warn of longitudinal stability
– Articulated carrier machines are more susceptible to lateral stability with offset loads
– Start to lift the load and observe the safe load indicator if installed
– Reduce the amount lifted if necessary, remember additional lift capacity is required if the load has to be placed forward
– Due to the variety of types of load e.g. density of bales, type of crops, size of bales, the operator will need to find the safest, optimum position for the handling process
– The load chart for the carrier machine will be for the pallets forks for the intended machine
– The additional weight of the attachment must be removed from the safe working load chart to find the safe load
– Always drive with the load as low as possible especially on slopes and when turning
– Always drive at a speed to suit the conditions- Some loads will reduce forward visibility, plan the work to reduce the risk to operators, bystanders and property
– Due to the width of some of the attachments do not use full engine speed in first gear when pushing at the extreme edge of the attachment to avoid damage to the carrier machine carriage
– When travelling on the road, observe local regulations, protect bystanders from sharp edges and protrusions, by guards or by raising the attachment if safe to do so
– Plan the work to minimise hazards, load trailers away from banks, ditches, soft ground and overhead power lines – remember the maximum lift height of the carrier machine is to the fork lift tines, some attachments may protrude or carry material up to 3m in addition to this
– Some machines have better visibility on the left hand side, plan the work to reduce the hazards on the blind side of the machine especially when the boom obscures the right hand mirror’s
– Do not stack loose items above the load guard or at the back of the JCB agricultural attachments
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