Fundamentals of Excavator Operation
of Excavator Operation is a new 5 part set of videos that provide
a valuable resource for all excavator owners and operators as well as
This series of videos
will benefit both new and experienced operators of excavators by showing
safe, efficient and productive applications along with various techniques
to enhance or improve the safe operation of excavators. The videos work
together to offer a complete range of basic operating techniques.
They were produced by qualified instructors with a combined operating
and instructional training experience of 47 years.
Organizations will be able to utilize these videos to enhance classroom
and field instruction.
will benefit by having their operators become safer and more productive.
and Public Works crews can be more versatile with quality training.
5 Video Set
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Video #1 The Excavator
This video serves as an introduction to excavators.
It begins by identifying the various parts and components of the machine.
Maintenance concerns of excavators are covered in detail as well pre-op
inspection. Safety First is always the rule, and this video reinforces
that point to the viewer.
Major Machine Components
General Excavator Safety
Service & Preventive Maintenance
Video #2 Trench Digging
Digging trenches is the most common work task expected
of excavators, and this video does an excellent job of covering common
trenching procedures. The scope of the video includes all aspects of
the job, from starting the job through providing a safe and proper trench
for utility installation.
The One Call System
Preparing The Job
Production And Cycle Times
Trench Sloping Procedures
Finish Grading The Trench
Productive Cycle Times
Video #3 Trench Servicing and Backfilling
This video shows bedding procedures that
are common to utility installation, and how they are performed. In addition,
the video covers safety concerns, machine setup techniques and compaction
Machine Setup procedures and techniques
Changing and carrying buckets
Video #4 Loading Haul Units
Loading trucks is one of the most common tasks
that an excavator operator will face. This video covers the many aspects
of this procedure that will ensure success for future operators.
Positioning the machine
Positioning the truck
Positioning material in the tuck
Grooming the load
Preparing the loading area
Climbing up and down steep slopes
Video #5 Benching and Sloping
Benching is a cut and fill process that is fundamental
for performing many basic excavator operations. It is used in attaining
a proper machine setup as well as pioneering roads. This video covers
this fundamental of excavator operation so that operators can apply these
principles to their own job.
Cut and fill operations
Setup of the machine
Maneuvering the machine