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Step 1: Drive the lift truck forward and insert the forks into the fork tubes. Drive as far forward as possible. The tips of the forks will press against the ends of the fork tubes.
Step 2: Attach the safety chain to the fork carriage. Wrap the chain around part of the fork carriage. Connect the quick link (at the free end of the chain) to a link in the chain with as little slack as possible.
Step 3: Unlock the latch lever by pulling the finger tab until the lock disengages the latch bar. Inspections & Maintenance: Regular inspections and maintenance are necessary for the loader to remain in normal condition. After receiving the unit and before using it for the first time, create a written record that describes the appearance of each major component, including the base frame, release mechanism, fork tubes, safety chain, pivot points and
pivot point hardware. Mount the loader onto the forks of your forklift and apply the safety chain (see “Step 2” above). Elevate the loader and release the chute. Record your observations about how the unit looks and sounds as the chute rotates. Lower the unit and secure the chute to the base. Record your observations. This written record establishes “normal condition”. When conducting future inspections compare those observations with the written record to determine whether a component is in normal condition or requires repair or replacement. If issues are discovered during an inspection, DO NOT use the loader until it is restored to normal condition. Inspections: Inspect the following components at least once per month. Replace any part that is significantly worn or no longer functions normally:
1.) Pivot points: check for excessive wear, bends, or other significant damage to hinge pins, cotter pins, and pin receivers.
2.) Chute and base frame: examine the structures for damage, deformation, corroded or excessively rusted regions. Remove rust with a steel bristle brush and apply touch- up paint to exposed metal.
Step 4: The loader is equipped with a release cable and handle. This feature allows the forklift operator to release the chute without having to dismount the forklift. Store the handle
within reach from the cab. For example, hook the handle to the roll cage of the cab. Make sure plenty of slack is in the cable to avoid accidentally releasing/dumping the chute.
Step 5: Fill the loader with material, e.g. snow, sand, gravel, by driving it into the material. Tilt the forklift mast toward the cab and raise the forks. Only raise the forks as high as
necessary for adequate ground clearance.
Step 6: To dump material into a receptacle, raise the forks above the side of the receptacle (e.g. dumpster) and drive forward until the side of the dumpster is directly beneath the
middle of the chute. Lower the loader until the chute rests on the side of the dumpster. To dump contents onto a material pile, set the chute on top of the pile.
Step7: Dump the chute by pulling the release cable. NEVER wrap the release cable around your fingers, hand, etc. Slowly raise the forks to allow the chute to tilt forward. Stop pulling the cable as the carrier begins to tilt forward. Slowly drive forward while raising the forks to allow the chute to dump completely.
Step 8: Return the chute to the latched position. Back away from the receptacle/material pile. Lower the forks until the lip of the chute contacts the ground. Slowly drive in reverse
while continuing to lower the forks. You should hear the chute latch to the base.
Step 9: Level the mast. Confirm that the chute is latched to the base by raising the forks. The chute should not rotate/dump. If necessary, lower the forks completely and manually latch the chute to the base by pressing down on the rear wall of the chute until the latch lever engages the latch bar. Secure the latch by pressing the latch lock over the latch