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Tractor Loader Backhoe

The Backhoe is a versatile piece of equipment – equipped with two attachment points that allow for several different configurations.  For example, swap the front bucket out for a set of forks and you have the equivalent of a rough terrain forklift.  Or, a power jack hammer attached to the back boom enables the operator to break up concrete or large rock.

With the extensive possibilities this equipment offers, an in-depth training program is vital to provide the operator with not only the skills necessary to operate the Tractor Loader Backhoe with its two standard buckets, but to enable a complete understanding of all aspects.   Complete knowledge of all safety and maintenance aspects as they relate to overall operation will facilitate maximum efficiency, safety and productivity in all operations, regardless of configuration.

Who Should Attend

Any person responsible for operating a tractor loader backhoe.

Classroom Topics of Discussion

Approx. 7 hrs.

  • Equipment Design & Function
  • Electrical/Hydraulic System
  • Pre-Start Inspections
  • Equipment Warning Devices
  • Weather Considerations
  • Safety Considerations
  • Controls Review
  • Trenching and Filling Techniques
  • Bucket and Backhoe Operation
  • Power-Train
  • Effects of Soil Types & Terrain
  • Night Operations
  • Stability and Centre of Gravity
  • Work Area Clean-Up

Practical, Hands-on Activities

  • Pre-Start Inspection
  • Trenching Fundamentals
  • Stock Piling
  • Spoil Placement
  • Controls Review
  • Post Operation Procedures
  • Clearance Training
  • Backhoe and Bucket Operation
  • Excavation Techniques
  • Bank Development
  • Loading Trucks

Documentation Provided

Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion