JCB DOZER BLADE (OPERATOR MANUAL)
To operate a JCB Dozer Blade attachment 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 JCB Dozer Blade attachment. Although some guidance on using the attachment is given, this document is NOT a training manual. If you are a new operator, get yourself trained in the skills of using the attachment 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.
The safety information included is directly relevant to operation and maintenance of the attachment. General safety information, and that relevant to the carrier machine is not included. For details about safe operation of the carrier machine, see the relevant machine Operator Manual.
The JCB Dozer Blade is a hydraulically operated attachment. It is intended to be used on road maintenance sites, and building construction sites to move snow and for grading material.
The cylinders receive an oil supply from the carrier machines auxiliary hydraulic circuit. The attachment is supplied as a complete unit with hoses.
Model and Serial Number
The attachment has an identification plate which is located on one of the side plates. The model and serial number of the attachment are stamped on the plate. Always quote the serial number when obtaining replacement parts.
Working with the Attachment
Prior to starting the job, take the time to check for and mark any hidden obstructions such as sidewalk edges, water and gas shut offs, etc. Hitting such obstructions when operating the blade at higher speeds could cause damage to the obstruction, blade, and skid steer not to mention injuring the operator. If you think there may be any hidden obstructions, operate at a low speed.
Take notice of the ground conditions and operate accordingly. Be aware of soft ground or rocky conditions. Drive slow when travelling on slopes, hilly ground, or when turning.
Additional requirements may be necessary for proper traction in snow or soft ground. See your JCB Dealer for possible tire track options.
The blade is designed for pushing snow and grading material. In the case of pushing snow the best results are usually obtained by angling the blade to the left or right. For grading you will find the best results are usually obtained with the blade tilted perpendicular to the skid steer frame.
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