Backhoe Loader Operator Training

National Training teaches students how to safely operate different sizes and models of bulldozers, articulating loaders, tractor/loader backhoes, and excavators. Below are the objectives for the backhoe loader training portion of the Heavy Now course.

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Course Objectives

Identify and describe common uses and types of backhoes

    • Describe common uses of a backhoe
    • Identify types and configurations of backhoes

Identify and describe the components, controls, and attachments on a typical backhoe

    • Describe the major parts of a backhoe
    • Describe the instruments and controls
    • Describe the backhoe controls
    • Describe common backhoe attachments

Identify and describe safety, inspection, and service guidelines associated with a backhoe

    • Describe rules pertaining to safety
    • Describe daily inspection checks
    • Describe the servicing requirements for a backhoe

Describe basic operating procedures for a backhoe

    • Identify factors for effective backhoe operation
    • Identify steps for preparing to work with a backhoe
    • Identify steps for performing basic maneuvers with a backhoe

Identify and describe common work activities for a backhoe

    • Describe loading from a stockpile with a backhoe
    • Describe trenching and loading with a backhoe
    • Describe demolition using the hydraulic breaker
    • Describe setting pipe using a backhoe
    • Describe excavating footings and foundations with a backhoe
    • Describe working with a backhoe in confined or unstable areas
    • Describe basic procedures for roading and transporting a backhoe


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