JCB Tree Spade (OPERATOR MANUAL)
To operate a JCB Tree Spade 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 Tree Spade 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, Refer to the relevant machine Operator Handbook.
The JCB Tree Spade is a hydraulically operated attachment. It is intended to be used on road maintenance sites, and building construction sites to remove trees for burlapping, transplanting, and rearranging of nursery rows.
Hydraulic cylinders inside the unit receive an oil supply from the carrier machines auxiliary hydraulic circuit. The cylinders move blades which dig into the soil.
The attachment is supplied as a complete unit with hoses and options as required.
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.
Take care when lifting/handling. Lift the tree spade with the proper lifting points.
Before lifting the attachment, make sure that:
– You have checked the lifting capacity.
– The lifting attachments are in good condition.
– Nobody is positioned within the operating area.
– The person is authorized.
– Only one person is at the controls of the carrier.
– Remove all loose equipment from the attachment exterior.
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