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What Can Happen Crushed arms, legs, or body Hearing loss Illness or death from carbon monoxide or nitrous oxide poisoning Before Use Conduct a pre-startup inspection of the machine every day to look for broken, missing or damaged parts; make the necessary repairs or replacements Keep the machine clean – especially steps, hand rails, pedals, grab irons, and the floor of the cab; slippery surfaces are very hazardous Remove or secure loose items in the driver area that could interfere with operating controls When mounting the machine, use the hand rails, ladders, and steps provided, not the controls or the steering wheel – use the three point contact method During Use Keep the bucket as low as possible when turning and transporting Level the machine, use the stabilizers and operate the backhoe only from the driver's seat Dump the bucket uphill if possible when operating on a slope If you must dump the bucket downhill, swing around slowly to avoid tipping the machine If using the backhoe as a hoist, keep the weight over the back of the machine – never the side – to avoid tipping Be sure your load is balanced and move the boom slowly to avoid swaying An elevated loader changes the centre of gravity of the tractor and can cause the tractor to tip under conditions that would normally be safe USING BACKHOES OR LOADERS WSPS.CA

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