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SERIAL NUMBER RECORD
SERIAL NUMBER RECORD
SUPPORT
SUPPORT
SERIAL NUMBER RECORD
SERIAL NUMBER RECORD
Record serial numbers and date of purchase in spaces provided.
Tractor (1) and engine serial numbers (2) are located as shown.
Record serial numbers and date of purchase in spaces provided.
Tractor (1) and engine serial numbers (2) are located as shown.
Date of Manufacture:
Date of Manufacture:
Date of Purchase:
Date of Purchase:
Tractor Serial Number:
Tractor Serial Number:
Front Attachment Serial Number:
Front Attachment Serial Number:
Rear Attachment Serial Number:
Rear Attachment Serial Number:
Trailer Serial Number:
Trailer Serial Number:
Engine Serial Number:
Engine Serial Number:
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SUPPORT PROCEDURE
SUPPORT PROCEDURE
SUPPORT PROCEDURE
SUPPORT PROCEDURE
Notify your dealer immediately of any malfunction or failure of
Ditch Witch equipment.
Notify your dealer immediately of any malfunction or failure of
Ditch Witch equipment.
Always give model, serial number, and approximate date of
equipment purchase. This information should be recorded and
placed on file by owner at time of purchase.
Always give model, serial number, and approximate date of
equipment purchase. This information should be recorded and
placed on file by owner at time of purchase.
Return damaged parts to dealer for inspection and warranty
consideration.
Return damaged parts to dealer for inspection and warranty
consideration.
Order genuine Ditch Witch replacement or repair parts from your
authorized Ditch Witch dealer. Use of another manufacturer’s
parts may void Warranty.
Order genuine Ditch Witch replacement or repair parts from your
authorized Ditch Witch dealer. Use of another manufacturer’s
parts may void Warranty.
RESOURCES
RESOURCES
Publications
Publications
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer for publications and videos
covering safety, operation, service, and repair of your equipment.
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer for publications and videos
covering safety, operation, service, and repair of your equipment.
Ditch Witch Training
Ditch Witch Training
For information about on-site, individualized training, contact your
Ditch Witch dealer.
For information about on-site, individualized training, contact your
Ditch Witch dealer.
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RT115 Tier 2 - FOREWORD
FOREWORD
FOREWORD
This manual is an important part of your equipment. It provides
safety information and operation instructions to help you use and
maintain your Ditch Witch equipment.
This manual is an important part of your equipment. It provides
safety information and operation instructions to help you use and
maintain your Ditch Witch equipment.
Read this manual before using your equipment. Keep it with the
equipment at all times for future reference. If you sell your
equipment, be sure to give this manual to the new owner.
Read this manual before using your equipment. Keep it with the
equipment at all times for future reference. If you sell your
equipment, be sure to give this manual to the new owner.
If you need a replacement copy, contact your Ditch Witch dealer.
If you need assistance in locating a dealer, visit our website at
www.ditchwitch.com or write to the following address:
If you need a replacement copy, contact your Ditch Witch dealer.
If you need assistance in locating a dealer, visit our website at
www.ditchwitch.com or write to the following address:
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
Attn: Marketing Department
PO Box 66
Perry, OK 73077-0066
USA
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
Attn: Marketing Department
PO Box 66
Perry, OK 73077-0066
USA
The descriptions and specifications in this manual are subject to
change. The Charles Machine Works, Inc. reserves the right to
improve equipment. Some product improvements may have
taken place after this manual was published. For the latest
information on Ditch Witch equipment, see your Ditch Witch
dealer.
The descriptions and specifications in this manual are subject to
change. The Charles Machine Works, Inc. reserves the right to
improve equipment. Some product improvements may have
taken place after this manual was published. For the latest
information on Ditch Witch equipment, see your Ditch Witch
dealer.
Thank you for buying and using Ditch Witch equipment.
Thank you for buying and using Ditch Witch equipment.
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RT115 Tier 2
RT115 Tier 2
Operator’s Manual
Operator’s Manual
Issue Number 1.1/OP-12/03
Issue Number 1.1/OP-12/03
Part Number 054-116
Part Number 054-116
Copyright 2003
Copyright 2003
by The Charles Machine Works, Inc.,
by The Charles Machine Works, Inc.,
Perry, Oklahoma
Perry, Oklahoma
, Ditch Witch, CMW, AutoCrowd,
Modularmatic, Jet Trac, Roto Witch, Subsite, Fluid Miser,
Sidekick, Perma-Soil, Power Pipe, Super Witch, Super Witch II,
Pierce Airrow, and The Underground are registered trademarks
of The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
, Ditch Witch, CMW, AutoCrowd,
Modularmatic, Jet Trac, Roto Witch, Subsite, Fluid Miser,
Sidekick, Perma-Soil, Power Pipe, Super Witch, Super Witch II,
Pierce Airrow, and The Underground are registered trademarks
of The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
The Underground Authority Worldwide is a pending trademark of
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
The Underground Authority Worldwide is a pending trademark of
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
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RT115 Tier 2 - CONTENTS
CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Serial Number Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Serial Number Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Support Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Support Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Control Console Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Control Console Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Control Console Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Control Console Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Drive Position Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Drive Position Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Drive Position Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Drive Position Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Work Position Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Work Position Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Work Position Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Work Position Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Seat Adjustment Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seat Adjustment Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seat Adjustment Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Seat Adjustment Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Overhead Console Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Overhead Console Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Overhead Console Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Overhead Console Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Underground Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Underground Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Emergency Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Emergency Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Jobsite Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Jobsite Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Safety Alert Classifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Safety Alert Classifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Safety Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Safety Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
TRACTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
TRACTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Daily Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Daily Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Start up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Start up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Tiedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Tiedown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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TRENCHER ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
TRENCHER ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Trencher Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Trencher Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Trencher Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Trencher Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
PLOW ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
PLOW ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Plow Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Plow Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Plow Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Plow Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
REEL WINDER ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
REEL WINDER ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Reel Winder Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Reel Winder Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Reel Winder Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Reel Winder Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
SAW ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
SAW ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Saw Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Saw Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Saw Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Saw Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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BACKHOE ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
BACKHOE ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Backhoe Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Backhoe Controls Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Backhoe Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Backhoe Control Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Stow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Stow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
DRILLING ATTACHMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
DRILLING ATTACHMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Drilling Attachment Control Description . . . . . . . . . . 146
Drilling Attachment Control Description . . . . . . . . . . 146
Prepare Jobsite and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Prepare Jobsite and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Drill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Add Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Add Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Backream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Backream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Disassemble Joints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Disassemble Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Approved Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Approved Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Welding Precaution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Welding Precaution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
10 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
10 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
50 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
50 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
100 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
100 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
250 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
250 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
500 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
500 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
1000 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
1000 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
2000 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
2000 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
5000 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
5000 Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
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As Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
As Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Tier 2 Service Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Tier 2 Service Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
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RT115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
H910 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
H910 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
H911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
H911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
H932 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
H932 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
H952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
H952 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
H1140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
H1140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
A720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
A720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
A920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
A920 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
RC115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
RC115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
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RT115 Tier 2 - OVERVIEW
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OVERVIEW
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OVERVIEW
The RT115 Tier 2 tractor is designed for installation of service
lines. It can be fitted with a trencher, vibratory plow, saw,
backhoe or combo plow/trencher attachment. Optional enclosed
cab, work lights, air conditioning, cruise control, rear and
coordinated steering, drilling attachment, and reel carriers are
also available. All rear-mounted attachments feature a new side
plate frame mounting system.
The RT115 Tier 2 tractor is designed for installation of service
lines. It can be fitted with a trencher, vibratory plow, saw,
backhoe or combo plow/trencher attachment. Optional enclosed
cab, work lights, air conditioning, cruise control, rear and
coordinated steering, drilling attachment, and reel carriers are
also available. All rear-mounted attachments feature a new side
plate frame mounting system.
1. Rollover Protective Structure
1. Rollover Protective Structure
2. Operator station
2. Operator station
3. Control console
3. Control console
4. Engine compartment
4. Engine compartment
5. Backfill blade
5. Backfill blade
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The H910 trencher for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor cuts a trench with
maximum depth of 94 in (2.4 m). Maximum trench width for the
H910 is 24 in (610 mm).
The H910 trencher for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor cuts a trench with
maximum depth of 94 in (2.4 m). Maximum trench width for the
H910 is 24 in (610 mm).
The H911 trencher for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor cuts a trench with
maximum depth of 94 in (2.4 m). Maximum trench width for the
H911 is 24 in (610 mm). Hydraulic traverse on the H911 allows
the trencher to move across the full width of the tractor.
The H911 trencher for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor cuts a trench with
maximum depth of 94 in (2.4 m). Maximum trench width for the
H911 is 24 in (610 mm). Hydraulic traverse on the H911 allows
the trencher to move across the full width of the tractor.
The H932 plow for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor has a cover depth of
36 in (915 mm). The H932 is capable of pulling 3 inch (80 mm)
material and feeding 2 inch (50 mm) material.
The H932 plow for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor has a cover depth of
36 in (915 mm). The H932 is capable of pulling 3 inch (80 mm)
material and feeding 2 inch (50 mm) material.
The H952 combo units for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor combine
trencher and plow. The H952 trenches to a maximum depth of 70
in (1.8 m) with trench widths of 6 to 12 in (150 to 305 mm). Cover
depth is the same as for the standard plows.
The H952 combo units for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor combine
trencher and plow. The H952 trenches to a maximum depth of 70
in (1.8 m) with trench widths of 6 to 12 in (150 to 305 mm). Cover
depth is the same as for the standard plows.
The H1140 for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor is a centerline saw having
a maximum trench depth of 40 in (990 mm) with trench widths of
4.5, 6, and 9 in (115, 150, and 230 mm) respectively.
The H1140 for the RT115 Tier 2 tractor is a centerline saw having
a maximum trench depth of 40 in (990 mm) with trench widths of
4.5, 6, and 9 in (115, 150, and 230 mm) respectively.
Two backhoes are available, the A720 with 91 inch (2. m) digging
depth, and the A920 with 109 inch (2.7 m) digging depth. Both
backhoes feature bucket widths of 12 to 24 in (305 to 610 mm).
Two backhoes are available, the A720 with 91 inch (2. m) digging
depth, and the A920 with 109 inch (2.7 m) digging depth. Both
backhoes feature bucket widths of 12 to 24 in (305 to 610 mm).
Finally, the RC115 reel carrier is designed to carry 2500 lb (1130
kg) reels. Maximum reel diameter is 84 in (2.1 m).
Finally, the RC115 reel carrier is designed to carry 2500 lb (1130
kg) reels. Maximum reel diameter is 84 in (2.1 m).
For the purposes of this manual, we define tractor as a selfpropelled wheeled machine, having rear- and/or front-mounted
equipment, primarily designed to produce a trench in a
continuous operation, through motion of the machine; the
attachment can be a digging chain, wheel, plow blade, or similar
item.
For the purposes of this manual, we define tractor as a selfpropelled wheeled machine, having rear- and/or front-mounted
equipment, primarily designed to produce a trench in a
continuous operation, through motion of the machine; the
attachment can be a digging chain, wheel, plow blade, or similar
item.
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CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
CONTROLS
CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
CONTROLS
CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
1. Fuel gauge
7. Drilling attachment control*
1. Fuel gauge
7. Drilling attachment control*
2. Voltmeter
8. Ignition switch
2. Voltmeter
8. Ignition switch
3. Tachometer/hourmeter 9. Auxiliary power outlet
10. Hydraulic motor control
4. Coolant temperature
gauge
11. Reel carrier control**
5. Engine oil pressure
12. Shutdown override control
gauge
3. Tachometer/hourmeter 9. Auxiliary power outlet
10. Hydraulic motor control
4. Coolant temperature
gauge
11. Reel carrier control**
5. Engine oil pressure
12. Shutdown override control
gauge
6. Horn
6. Horn
*See DRILLING ATTACHMENT
for description of this control.
**See PLOW ATTACHMENT for
description of this control.
*See DRILLING ATTACHMENT
for description of this control.
**See PLOW ATTACHMENT for
description of this control.
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CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
13. Parking brake indicator
14. Hydraulic filter restriction
indicator
15. Hydraulic fluid temperature
indicator
16. Coolant temperature
indicator
17. Engine oil pressure indicator
18. Operator presence indicator
19. Attachment speed/
direction indicator
20. Ground drive indicators
21. Cold start wait indicator
22. Operator alert indicator
23. High speed indicator
24. Low speed indicator
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CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
CONTROL CONSOLE OVERVIEW
13. Parking brake indicator
14. Hydraulic filter restriction
indicator
19. Attachment speed/
direction indicator
20. Ground drive indicators
15. Hydraulic fluid temperature
indicator
21. Cold start wait indicator
16. Coolant temperature
indicator
23. High speed indicator
17. Engine oil pressure indicator
18. Operator presence indicator
22. Operator alert indicator
24. Low speed indicator
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge
This gauge indicates fuel level in
tank. Use only #2 diesel fuel.
This gauge indicates fuel level in
tank. Use only #2 diesel fuel.
Voltmeter
Voltmeter
This gauge displays electric
system voltage. Reading should
show 12 to 15 volts with engine
running. If not, stop engine and
investigate.
This gauge displays electric
system voltage. Reading should
show 12 to 15 volts with engine
running. If not, stop engine and
investigate.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Tachometer/Hourmeter
Tachometer/Hourmeter
This gauge displays engine rpm
and records engine operating
time. Use to schedule tractor
service.
This gauge displays engine rpm
and records engine operating
time. Use to schedule tractor
service.
Coolant Temperature Gauge
Coolant Temperature Gauge
This gauge displays cooling
system coolant temperature.
Normal coolant temperature is
180°-220° F (82°-104° C).
This gauge displays cooling
system coolant temperature.
Normal coolant temperature is
180°-220° F (82°-104° C).
Coolant temperature indicator will
light and alarm will sound if
coolant temperature is high.
Coolant temperature indicator will
light and alarm will sound if
coolant temperature is high.
If temperature is high:
If temperature is high:
•
Turn off engine and let cool.
•
Turn off engine and let cool.
•
Check cooling system for low
fluid level, seal damage, or
leaks.
•
Check cooling system for low
fluid level, seal damage, or
leaks.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
This gauge shows oil pressure.
Normal operating pressure is
15-50 psi (105-345 kPa).
This gauge shows oil pressure.
Normal operating pressure is
15-50 psi (105-345 kPa).
Engine oil pressure indicator will
light and alarm will sound if engine
oil pressure is low.
Engine oil pressure indicator will
light and alarm will sound if engine
oil pressure is low.
If pressure is low:
If pressure is low:
•
Check oil level.
•
Check oil level.
•
If pressure is still low, consult Engine Manual.
•
If pressure is still low, consult Engine Manual.
Horn
Horn
Press button to sound horn.
Press button to sound horn.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Ignition Switch
Ignition Switch
This three-position switch starts or
stops engine.
This three-position switch starts or
stops engine.
•
Insert key and turn all the way
clockwise to start engine.
•
Insert key and turn all the way
clockwise to start engine.
•
Release when engine starts.
•
Release when engine starts.
•
Key will return to on position.
•
Key will return to on position.
•
Turn counterclockwise to stop
engine.
•
Turn counterclockwise to stop
engine.
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If engine does not start on first attempt, check that all interlock
requirements have been met, return switch to stop position, and
try again.
If engine does not start on first attempt, check that all interlock
requirements have been met, return switch to stop position, and
try again.
Auxiliary Power Outlet
Auxiliary Power Outlet
This outlet can be used to provide
power for other equipment.
This outlet can be used to provide
power for other equipment.
Power output is 12 volts, 5 amps.
Power output is 12 volts, 5 amps.
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Hydraulic Motor Control
Hydraulic Motor Control
This switch allows operator to
select high or low hydraulic motor
speed.
This switch allows operator to
select high or low hydraulic motor
speed.
•
Press left to select high
speed. High speed indicator
will light.
•
Press left to select high
speed. High speed indicator
will light.
•
Press right to select low
speed. Low speed indicator
will light.
•
Press right to select low
speed. Low speed indicator
will light.
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Shutdown Override Control
Shutdown Override Control
This control allows a tempoary
override of engine shutdown.
This control allows a tempoary
override of engine shutdown.
•
Press to delay engine shut
down for 30 seconds after
cycling ignition switch to OFF.
•
Press to delay engine shut
down for 30 seconds after
cycling ignition switch to OFF.
•
After 30 seconds, engine will
again shut down unless fault
condition has been cleared on
diagnostic gauge.
•
After 30 seconds, engine will
again shut down unless fault
condition has been cleared on
diagnostic gauge.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
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IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Parking Brake Indicator
Parking Brake Indicator
This indicator lights when parking
brake is engaged.
This indicator lights when parking
brake is engaged.
Tractor will not move when
parking brake is engaged.
Tractor will not move when
parking brake is engaged.
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Hydraulic Filter Restriction
Indicator
Hydraulic Filter Restriction
Indicator
This indicator lights when
hydraulic filter is restricted.
This indicator lights when
hydraulic filter is restricted.
Will also light in cold weather. Run
tractor at low engine rpm until
hyraulic fluid warms.
Will also light in cold weather. Run
tractor at low engine rpm until
hyraulic fluid warms.
Indicator will turn off after
hydraulic fluid warms.
Change filter when indicator lights.
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Indicator will turn off after
hydraulic fluid warms.
Change filter when indicator lights.
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Hydraulic Fluid Temperature
Indicator
Hydraulic Fluid Temperature
Indicator
This indicator lights and alarm
sounds if hydraulic fluid
overheats.
This indicator lights and alarm
sounds if hydraulic fluid
overheats.
If temperature is high:
If temperature is high:
•
Turn off engine and let cool.
•
Turn off engine and let cool.
•
Check hydraulic fluid level.
•
Check hydraulic fluid level.
•
Check front of hydraulic fluid
cooler for debris.
•
Check front of hydraulic fluid
cooler for debris.
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Coolant Temperature Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
This indicator lights and alarm
sounds if cooling system coolant
overheats.
This indicator lights and alarm
sounds if cooling system coolant
overheats.
If temperature is high:
If temperature is high:
•
Turn off engine and let cool.
•
Turn off engine and let cool.
•
Check cooling system for low
fluid level, dirty radiator, or
leaks.
•
Check cooling system for low
fluid level, dirty radiator, or
leaks.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Engine Oil Pressure Indicator
Engine Oil Pressure Indicator
This indicator lights and alarm
sounds when oil pressure is low.
Light will come on briefly when
engine is started.
This indicator lights and alarm
sounds when oil pressure is low.
Light will come on briefly when
engine is started.
If light remains on:
If light remains on:
•
Turn off engine.
•
Turn off engine.
•
Check oil level.
•
Check oil level.
•
If pressure is still low, consult
Engine Manual.
•
If pressure is still low, consult
Engine Manual.
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Operator Presence Indicator
Operator Presence Indicator
This indicator lights when
operator is in seat. This indicator
is part of the start interlock
system.
This indicator lights when
operator is in seat. This indicator
is part of the start interlock
system.
IMPORTANT: All four start interlock indicators must be on to
start engine.
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IMPORTANT: All four start interlock indicators must be on to
start engine.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Attachment Speed/Direction
Indicator
Attachment Speed/Direction
Indicator
This indicator lights when
attachment speed/direction
control is in neutral. This indicator
is part of the start interlock
system.
This indicator lights when
attachment speed/direction
control is in neutral. This indicator
is part of the start interlock
system.
IMPORTANT: All four start interlock indicators must be on to
start engine.
IMPORTANT: All four start interlock indicators must be on to
start engine.
Ground Drive Indicators
Ground Drive Indicators
These indicators light when
ground drive control is in neutral.
These indicators are part of the
start interlock system.
These indicators light when
ground drive control is in neutral.
These indicators are part of the
start interlock system.
Note: Both indicators are on at the same time.
Note: Both indicators are on at the same time.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Cold Start Wait Indicator
Cold Start Wait Indicator
This indicator lights when intake
air pre-heater is operating.
This indicator lights when intake
air pre-heater is operating.
If lamp is on, wait until lamp goes
out before starting engine.
If lamp is on, wait until lamp goes
out before starting engine.
IMPORTANT:
IMPORTANT:
•
If ignition key is turned to START before wait lamp goes
out, the system is disabled and must be reset.
•
If ignition key is turned to START before wait lamp goes
out, the system is disabled and must be reset.
•
Turn ignition key to OFF, then to RUN to reset.
•
Turn ignition key to OFF, then to RUN to reset.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Operator Alert Indicator
Operator Alert Indicator
This indicator alerts operator to
Tier 2 engine fault conditions.
This indicator alerts operator to
Tier 2 engine fault conditions.
•
Light flashes when a "warning"
fault is present.
•
Light flashes when a "warning"
fault is present.
•
Light is steady when "engine
shutdown" fault is present.
•
Light is steady when "engine
shutdown" fault is present.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
High Speed Indicator
High Speed Indicator
This indicator lights when
hydraulic motor is in high speed.
This indicator lights when
hydraulic motor is in high speed.
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CONTROL CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Low Speed Indicator
Low Speed Indicator
This indicator lights when
hydraulic motor is in low speed.
This indicator lights when
hydraulic motor is in low speed.
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DRIVE POSITION OVERVIEW
DRIVE POSITION OVERVIEW
DRIVE POSITION OVERVIEW
DRIVE POSITION OVERVIEW
1. Parking brake
5. Service brake
1. Parking brake
5. Service brake
2. Gearbox control
6. Ground drive hand control
2. Gearbox control
6. Ground drive hand control
3. Attachment speed/
direction control
7. Ground drive foot control
3. Attachment speed/
direction control
7. Ground drive foot control
4. Steering wheel column tilt
control
8. Backfill blade control
4. Steering wheel column tilt
control
8. Backfill blade control
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DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Parking Brake (orange)
Parking Brake (orange)
This lever controls parking brake.
This lever controls parking brake.
•
Push to release.
•
Push to release.
•
Pull to set.
•
Pull to set.
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Gearbox Control (yellow)
Gearbox Control (yellow)
This lever allows operator to
select high or low gearbox setting.
This lever allows operator to
select high or low gearbox setting.
•
Move forward to 1 to select
low.
•
Move forward to 1 to select
low.
•
Move back to 2 to select high.
•
Move back to 2 to select high.
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IMPORTANT: Stop tractor before changing gearbox settings.
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IMPORTANT: Stop tractor before changing gearbox settings.
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DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Attachment Speed/Direction
Control (yellow)
Attachment Speed/Direction
Control (yellow)
This lever controls rear
attachment speed and direction.
This lever controls rear
attachment speed and direction.
•
Push to rotate forward or to
start plow vibrator box.
•
Push to rotate forward or to
start plow vibrator box.
•
Pull to rotate backward.
•
Pull to rotate backward.
•
To go faster in either direction,
move control farther from
neutral position.
•
To go faster in either direction,
move control farther from
neutral position.
•
To stop, move control to neutral position.
•
To stop, move control to neutral position.
Steering Wheel Column Tilt
Control
Steering Wheel Column Tilt
Control
This lever controls the tilt of
steering wheel column.
This lever controls the tilt of
steering wheel column.
•
Pull to adjust steering wheel
column tilt.
•
Pull to adjust steering wheel
column tilt.
•
Release to secure steering
wheel column tilt.
•
Release to secure steering
wheel column tilt.
IMPORTANT: Tilt steering wheel column up before pivoting
operator’s seat.
IMPORTANT: Tilt steering wheel column up before pivoting
operator’s seat.
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DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Service Brake
Service Brake
This pedal stops tractor.
This pedal stops tractor.
•
Press to stop tractor.
•
Press to stop tractor.
•
Release to move tractor.
•
Release to move tractor.
Ground Drive Hand Control
(orange)
Ground Drive Hand Control
(orange)
This lever controls unit speed and
direction.
This lever controls unit speed and
direction.
•
Push to go forward.
•
Push to go forward.
•
Pull to go backward.
•
Pull to go backward.
•
To go faster in either direction,
move farther from neutral.
•
To go faster in either direction,
move farther from neutral.
•
To stop, return to neutral.
•
To stop, return to neutral.
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DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
DRIVE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Ground Drive Foot Control
Ground Drive Foot Control
This pedal controls forward or
backward tractor movement.
This pedal controls forward or
backward tractor movement.
•
Press top to increase forward
speed.
•
Press top to increase forward
speed.
•
Press bottom increase
reverse speed.
•
Press bottom increase
reverse speed.
•
Release to reduce speed in
either direction.
•
Release to reduce speed in
either direction.
Backfill Blade Control
Backfill Blade Control
This lever raises, lowers, tilts and
angles backfill blade.
This lever raises, lowers, tilts and
angles backfill blade.
•
Move forward to lower blade.
•
Move forward to lower blade.
•
Move forward to end to float.
•
Move forward to end to float.
•
Move backward to raise
blade.
•
Move backward to raise
blade.
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•
Move right to tilt right side of
blade down.
•
Move right to tilt right side of
blade down.
•
Move left to tilt left side of blade down.
•
Move left to tilt left side of blade down.
•
Twist left to angle blade left.
•
Twist left to angle blade left.
•
Twist right to angle blade right.
•
Twist right to angle blade right.
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WORK POSITION OVERVIEW
WORK POSITION OVERVIEW
1. Rear steer adjustment
selector*
2. Steer select control*
8. Cruise control selector*
9. Trench Depth Meter*
3. Frame tilt control*
10. Fan speed control
selector*
4. Throttle
WORK POSITION OVERVIEW
WORK POSITION OVERVIEW
1. Rear steer adjustment
selector*
2. Steer select control*
8. Cruise control selector*
9. Trench Depth Meter*
3. Frame tilt control*
10. Fan speed control
selector*
11. Air conditioning control*
4. Throttle
11. Air conditioning control*
5. Diagnostic gauge
12. Climate control selector*
5. Diagnostic gauge
12. Climate control selector*
6. Diagnostic connector
13. Auxiliary circuit pressure
gauge
6. Diagnostic connector
13. Auxiliary circuit pressure
gauge
7. Cruise control selector*
7. Cruise control selector*
14. Axle lock control
14. Axle lock control
*optional
*optional
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Rear Steer Adjustment Selector
Rear Steer Adjustment Selector
This optional knob turns rear tires
to right or left. Arrow indicates
direction of tires.
This optional knob turns rear tires
to right or left. Arrow indicates
direction of tires.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
to turn wheels to left.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
to turn wheels to left.
•
Center knob to turn wheels
straight.
•
Center knob to turn wheels
straight.
•
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Turn knob clockwise to turn
wheels to right.
•
IMPORTANT: Steer select control must be in the center
position for rear steer to work.
Turn knob clockwise to turn
wheels to right.
IMPORTANT: Steer select control must be in the center
position for rear steer to work.
Steer Select Control
Steer Select Control
This optional switch selects
between crab, rear, and
coordinated steering.
This optional switch selects
between crab, rear, and
coordinated steering.
•
Press top to select crab
steering.
•
Press top to select crab
steering.
•
Move switch to center to
select rear steering.
•
Move switch to center to
select rear steering.
•
Press bottom to select
coordinated steering.
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Press bottom to select
coordinated steering.
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Frame Tilt Control
Frame Tilt Control
This optional switch tilts frame left
or right.
This optional switch tilts frame left
or right.
•
Press right side to tilt right.
•
Press right side to tilt right.
•
Press left side to tilt left.
•
Press left side to tilt left.
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Throttle (orange)
Throttle (orange)
This lever controls engine speed.
This lever controls engine speed.
•
Move left to increase speed.
•
Move left to increase speed.
•
Move right to reduce speed.
•
Move right to reduce speed.
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Diagnostic Gauge
Diagnostic Gauge
This gauge displays Tier 2 engine
data parameters and diagnostic
trouble codes.
This gauge displays Tier 2 engine
data parameters and diagnostic
trouble codes.
The two types of trouble codes are:
The two types of trouble codes are:
•
SRVCCODE - an active code
indicating that a fault is
occurring now.
•
SRVCCODE - an active code
indicating that a fault is
occurring now.
•
STORCODE - indicates a fault has previously occurred and is
stored in memory.
•
STORCODE - indicates a fault has previously occurred and is
stored in memory.
To display codes:
To display codes:
1. Press the up or down arrow to
scroll through the gauge
parameters until SRVCCODE or
STORCODE is displayed.
1. Press the up or down arrow to
scroll through the gauge
parameters until SRVCCODE or
STORCODE is displayed.
2. Press and hold the up and down
arrows at the same time. A twoline code will display.
2. Press and hold the up and down
arrows at the same time. A twoline code will display.
3. Press the up or down arrow to
scroll through all active or stored
codes.
3. Press the up or down arrow to
scroll through all active or stored
codes.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes procedures see "Troubleshooting" in
the Repair Guide.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes procedures see "Troubleshooting" in
the Repair Guide.
To clear active (SRVCCODE) codes:
To clear active (SRVCCODE) codes:
1. Turn ignition switch off.
1. Turn ignition switch off.
2. Turn ignition switch back on.
2. Turn ignition switch back on.
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
To clear stored (STORCODE) codes:
To clear stored (STORCODE) codes:
1. Turn ignition switch on, engine off.
1. Turn ignition switch on, engine off.
2. Press and hold the up and down arrows at the same time
until display reads ****** (approximately 8 seconds).
2. Press and hold the up and down arrows at the same time
until display reads ****** (approximately 8 seconds).
3. Immediately press and hold the down arrow until the display
reads Send DM3.
3. Immediately press and hold the down arrow until the display
reads Send DM3.
4. Turn ignition switch to STOP, then back on.
4. Turn ignition switch to STOP, then back on.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
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Diagnostic Connector
Diagnostic Connector
This connector allows manual
reading of diagnostic codes.
This connector allows manual
reading of diagnostic codes.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
IMPORTANT: For more information about the diagnostic
system and trouble codes see "Tier 2 System Overview" in
SERVICE.
Cruise Control Selector
Cruise Control Selector
This optional switch activates the
cruise control feature.
This optional switch activates the
cruise control feature.
•
Press right to turn on.
•
Press right to turn on.
•
Press left to turn off.
•
Press left to turn off.
Only select cruise control when:
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Only select cruise control when:
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Gearbox control is in low.
•
Gearbox control is in low.
•
Hydraulic motor switch is set
at low.
•
Hydraulic motor switch is set
at low.
•
Ground drive is in neutral.
•
Ground drive is in neutral.
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Cruise Control RPM Selector
Cruise Control RPM Selector
This optional control adjusts
engine rpm.
This optional control adjusts
engine rpm.
•
Turn knob clockwise to
increase engine rpm. This
typically decreases ground
speed.
•
Turn knob clockwise to
increase engine rpm. This
typically decreases ground
speed.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
to decrease engine rpm. This
typically increases ground
speed.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
to decrease engine rpm. This
typically increases ground
speed.
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Climate Control Selector
Climate Control Selector
This optional knob selects cab air
conditioning or heat temperature.
This optional knob selects cab air
conditioning or heat temperature.
•
Turn knob clockwise to
increase heater temperature.
•
Turn knob clockwise to
increase heater temperature.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
to lower air conditioning
temperature.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
to lower air conditioning
temperature.
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Air Conditioning Control
Air Conditioning Control
This optional switch activates cab
air conditioning.
This optional switch activates cab
air conditioning.
•
Press top to turn air
conditioning on.
•
Press top to turn air
conditioning on.
•
Press bottom to turn air
conditioning off.
•
Press bottom to turn air
conditioning off.
Climate Control Fan Speed
Selector
Climate Control Fan Speed
Selector
This optional knob controls fan
speed when air conditioning is on.
This optional knob controls fan
speed when air conditioning is on.
•
Turn knob clockwise for high
speed.
•
Turn knob clockwise for high
speed.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
for low speed.
•
Turn knob counterclockwise
for low speed.
Auxiliary Circuit Pressure
Gauge
Auxiliary Circuit Pressure
Gauge
This gauge displays auxiliary
system pressure. Maximum
operating pressure is 2500 psi
(172 bar).
This gauge displays auxiliary
system pressure. Maximum
operating pressure is 2500 psi
(172 bar).
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Axle Lock Control
Axle Lock Control
This switch locks rear axle.
This switch locks rear axle.
•
Press top to lock axle.
•
Press top to lock axle.
•
Press bottom to unlock axle.
•
Press bottom to unlock axle.
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IMPORTANT: After pressing switch to unlock axle, move
tractor 6’ (2 m) in reverse to unlock.
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IMPORTANT: After pressing switch to unlock axle, move
tractor 6’ (2 m) in reverse to unlock.
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WORK POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
SEAT ADJUSTMENT OVERVIEW
SEAT ADJUSTMENT OVERVIEW
2
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4
2
3
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1
4
3
1. Seat slide control
3. Seat pivot control
1. Seat slide control
3. Seat pivot control
2. Armrest adjustment
control
4. Seat height adjustment
lock (located on opposite
side)
2. Armrest adjustment
control
4. Seat height adjustment
lock (located on opposite
side)
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SEAT ADJUSTMENT DESCRIPTIONS
SEAT ADJUSTMENT DESCRIPTIONS
SEAT ADJUSTMENT DESCRIPTIONS
SEAT ADJUSTMENT DESCRIPTIONS
Seat Slide Control
Seat Slide Control
This control slides operator’s seat forward or backward.
This control slides operator’s seat forward or backward.
Armrest Adjustment Control
Armrest Adjustment Control
These controls raise and lower armrests.
These controls raise and lower armrests.
To adjust:
To adjust:
•
Remove knob.
•
Remove knob.
•
Adjust armrest to desired position.
•
Adjust armrest to desired position.
•
Replace knob.
•
Replace knob.
Seat Pivot Control
Seat Pivot Control
This control allows operator's seat to be turned to a range of 0 to
90 degrees.
This control allows operator's seat to be turned to a range of 0 to
90 degrees.
•
Pull to pivot seat to the right into work position.
•
Pull to pivot seat to the right into work position.
•
Release to lock in position.
•
Release to lock in position.
•
Swing operator’s seat to the left to return to drive position.
•
Swing operator’s seat to the left to return to drive position.
IMPORTANT: Drive tractor with operator's seat facing front.
Operate rear attachments with seat pivoted to work position.
IMPORTANT: Drive tractor with operator's seat facing front.
Operate rear attachments with seat pivoted to work position.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE OVERVIEW
OVERHEAD CONSOLE OVERVIEW
Seat Height Adjustment Lock
Seat Height Adjustment Lock
This control locks seat height.
This control locks seat height.
•
Rotate clockwise to lock seat height.
•
Rotate clockwise to lock seat height.
•
Rotate counterclockwise to unlock seat height.
•
Rotate counterclockwise to unlock seat height.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE OVERVIEW
OVERHEAD CONSOLE OVERVIEW
1. Windshield wiper switch*
1. Windshield wiper switch*
2. Warning flasher switch*
2. Warning flasher switch*
3. Light switch*
3. Light switch*
*optional
*optional
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
OVERHEAD CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
OVERHEAD CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
OVERHEAD CONSOLE DESCRIPTIONS
Windshield Wiper Switch
Windshield Wiper Switch
This optional switch controls
windshield wipers.
This optional switch controls
windshield wipers.
•
Press top to turn on.
•
Press top to turn on.
•
Press top to end to wash
windshield.
•
Press top to end to wash
windshield.
•
Press bottom to turn off.
•
Press bottom to turn off.
Warning Flasher Switch
Warning Flasher Switch
This optional switch controls
warning flashers.
This optional switch controls
warning flashers.
•
Press top to turn on.
•
Press top to turn on.
•
Press bottom to turn off.
•
Press bottom to turn off.
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Light Switch
Light Switch
This optional switch controls
lights.
This optional switch controls
lights.
•
Press top to turn on.
•
Press top to turn on.
•
Press bottom to turn off.
•
Press bottom to turn off.
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SAFETY
SAFETY
Follow these guidelines before operating any jobsite equipment:
Follow these guidelines before operating any jobsite equipment:
•
Complete proper training and read operator’s manual before
using equipment.
•
Complete proper training and read operator’s manual before
using equipment.
•
Contact One-Call (888-258-0808) and any utility companies
which do not subscribe to One-Call. Have all underground
pipes and cables located and marked before operating
equipment. If you damage a utility, contact utility company.
•
Contact One-Call (888-258-0808) and any utility companies
which do not subscribe to One-Call. Have all underground
pipes and cables located and marked before operating
equipment. If you damage a utility, contact utility company.
•
Classify jobsite based on its hazards and use correct tools
and machinery, safety equipment, and work methods for
jobsite.
•
Classify jobsite based on its hazards and use correct tools
and machinery, safety equipment, and work methods for
jobsite.
•
Mark jobsite clearly and keep spectators away.
•
Mark jobsite clearly and keep spectators away.
•
Wear personal protective equipment.
•
Wear personal protective equipment.
•
Review jobsite hazards, safety and emergency procedures,
and individual responsibilities with all personnel before work
begins. Safety videos are available from your Ditch Witch
dealer.
•
Review jobsite hazards, safety and emergency procedures,
and individual responsibilities with all personnel before work
begins. Safety videos are available from your Ditch Witch
dealer.
•
Replace missing or damaged safety shields and safety signs.
•
Replace missing or damaged safety shields and safety signs.
•
Use equipment carefully. Stop operation and investigate
anything that does not look or feel right.
•
Use equipment carefully. Stop operation and investigate
anything that does not look or feel right.
•
Do not operate unit where flammable gas is present.
•
Do not operate unit where flammable gas is present.
•
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer if you have any question
about operation, maintenance, or equipment use.
•
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer if you have any question
about operation, maintenance, or equipment use.
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ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
Fire Extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher
If required, a fire extinguisher should be mounted near the power
unit but away from possible points of ignition. The fire
extinguisher should always be classified for both oil and electric
fires. It should meet legal and regulatory requirements.
If required, a fire extinguisher should be mounted near the power
unit but away from possible points of ignition. The fire
extinguisher should always be classified for both oil and electric
fires. It should meet legal and regulatory requirements.
Lighting Kit
Lighting Kit
If you need additional light, plug lighting kit into provided outlet.
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer for further information.
If you need additional light, plug lighting kit into provided outlet.
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer for further information.
UNDERGROUND HAZARDS
UNDERGROUND HAZARDS
Striking underground hazards can cause explosion, electrocution,
fire, and exposure to hazardous materials.
Striking underground hazards can cause explosion, electrocution,
fire, and exposure to hazardous materials.
Hazards include:
Hazards include:
•
Electric lines
•
Electric lines
•
Natural gas lines
•
Natural gas lines
•
Fiber optic cables
•
Fiber optic cables
•
Water lines
•
Water lines
•
Sewer lines
•
Sewer lines
•
Pipes carrying other chemicals, liquids, or gases
•
Pipes carrying other chemicals, liquids, or gases
•
Storage tanks
•
Storage tanks
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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Before operating any equipment, review emergency procedures
and check that all safety precautions have been taken.
Before operating any equipment, review emergency procedures
and check that all safety precautions have been taken.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to stop position
or push remote engine stop button.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to stop position
or push remote engine stop button.
Electric Strike Description
Electric Strike Description
When working near electric cables, remember the following:
When working near electric cables, remember the following:
•
Electricity follows all paths to ground, not just path of least
resistance.
•
Electricity follows all paths to ground, not just path of least
resistance.
•
Pipes, hoses, and cables will conduct electricity back to all
equipment.
•
Pipes, hoses, and cables will conduct electricity back to all
equipment.
•
Low voltage current can injure or kill. Almost one-third of
work-related electrocutions result from contact with less than
440 volts.
•
Low voltage current can injure or kill. Almost one-third of
work-related electrocutions result from contact with less than
440 volts.
Most electric strikes are not noticeable, but indications of a strike
include:
Most electric strikes are not noticeable, but indications of a strike
include:
•
power outage
•
power outage
•
smoke
•
smoke
•
explosion
•
explosion
•
popping noises
•
popping noises
•
arcing electricity
•
arcing electricity
If any of these occur, assume an electric strike has occurred.
If any of these occur, assume an electric strike has occurred.
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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
If an Electric Line is Damaged
If an Electric Line is Damaged
If you suspect an electric line has been damaged and you are on
tractor, DO NOT MOVE. Remain on tractor and take the
following actions. The order and degree of action will depend
upon the situation.
If you suspect an electric line has been damaged and you are on
tractor, DO NOT MOVE. Remain on tractor and take the
following actions. The order and degree of action will depend
upon the situation.
•
Warn people nearby that an electric strike has occurred.
Instruct them to leave the area and contact utility.
•
Warn people nearby that an electric strike has occurred.
Instruct them to leave the area and contact utility.
•
Raise attachments and drive from immediate area.
•
Raise attachments and drive from immediate area.
•
Contact utility company to shut off power.
•
Contact utility company to shut off power.
•
Do not return to jobsite or allow anyone into area until given
permission by utility company.
•
Do not return to jobsite or allow anyone into area until given
permission by utility company.
If you suspect an electric line has been damaged and you are off
tractor, DO NOT TOUCH TRACTOR. Take the following actions.
The order and degree of action will depend upon the situation.
If you suspect an electric line has been damaged and you are off
tractor, DO NOT TOUCH TRACTOR. Take the following actions.
The order and degree of action will depend upon the situation.
•
LEAVE AREA.
•
LEAVE AREA.
•
Contact utility company to shut off power.
•
Contact utility company to shut off power.
•
Do not return to jobsite or allow anyone into area until given
permission by utility company.
•
Do not return to jobsite or allow anyone into area until given
permission by utility company.
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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
If a Gas Line is Damaged
If a Gas Line is Damaged
If you suspect a gas line has been damaged, take the following
actions. The order and degree of action will depend on the
situation.
If you suspect a gas line has been damaged, take the following
actions. The order and degree of action will depend on the
situation.
•
Immediately shut off engine(s), if this can be done safely and
quickly.
•
Immediately shut off engine(s), if this can be done safely and
quickly.
•
Remove any ignition source(s), if this can be done safely and
quickly.
•
Remove any ignition source(s), if this can be done safely and
quickly.
•
Warn others that a gas line has been cut and that they should
leave the area.
•
Warn others that a gas line has been cut and that they should
leave the area.
•
Leave jobsite as quickly as possible.
•
Leave jobsite as quickly as possible.
•
Immediately call your local emergency phone number and
utility company.
•
Immediately call your local emergency phone number and
utility company.
•
If jobsite is along street, stop traffic from driving near jobsite.
•
If jobsite is along street, stop traffic from driving near jobsite.
•
Do not return to jobsite until given permission by emergency
personnel and utility company.
•
Do not return to jobsite until given permission by emergency
personnel and utility company.
If a Fiber Optic Cable is Damaged
If a Fiber Optic Cable is Damaged
Do not look into cut ends of fiber optic or unidentified cable.
Vision damage can occur.
Do not look into cut ends of fiber optic or unidentified cable.
Vision damage can occur.
If Machine Catches on Fire
If Machine Catches on Fire
Perform emergency shutdown procedure and then take the
following actions. The order and degree of action will depend on
the situation.
Perform emergency shutdown procedure and then take the
following actions. The order and degree of action will depend on
the situation.
•
Immediately move battery disconnect switch (if equipped) to
disconnect position.
•
Immediately move battery disconnect switch (if equipped) to
disconnect position.
•
If fire is small and fire extinguisher is available, attempt to
extinguish fire.
•
If fire is small and fire extinguisher is available, attempt to
extinguish fire.
•
If fire cannot be extinguished, leave area as quickly as
possible and contact emergency personnel.
•
If fire cannot be extinguished, leave area as quickly as
possible and contact emergency personnel.
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JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
Inspecting Jobsite
Inspecting Jobsite
•
Follow U.S. Department of Labor regulations on excavating
and trenching (Part 1926, Subpart P) and other similar
regulations.
•
Follow U.S. Department of Labor regulations on excavating
and trenching (Part 1926, Subpart P) and other similar
regulations.
•
Contact One-Call (888-258-0808) and any utility companies
which do not subscribe to One-Call.
•
Contact One-Call (888-258-0808) and any utility companies
which do not subscribe to One-Call.
•
Inspect jobsite and perimeter for evidence of underground
hazards, such as:
•
Inspect jobsite and perimeter for evidence of underground
hazards, such as:
– “Buried utility” notices
– “Buried utility” notices
– Utility facilities without overhead lines
– Utility facilities without overhead lines
– Gas or water meters
– Gas or water meters
– Junction boxes
– Junction boxes
– Drop boxes
– Drop boxes
– Light poles
– Light poles
– Manhole covers
– Manhole covers
– Sunken ground
– Sunken ground
•
Have an experienced locating equipment operator sweep
area within 20’ (6 m) to each side of trench path. Verify
previously marked line and cable locations.
•
Have an experienced locating equipment operator sweep
area within 20’ (6 m) to each side of trench path. Verify
previously marked line and cable locations.
•
Mark location of all buried utilities and obstructions.
•
Mark location of all buried utilities and obstructions.
•
Classify jobsite.
•
Classify jobsite.
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JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
Selecting a Classification
Selecting a Classification
Jobsites are classified according to underground hazards
present.
Jobsites are classified according to underground hazards
present.
If working . . .
then classify jobsite as . . .
If working . . .
then classify jobsite as . . .
within 10’ (3 m) of a buried
electric line
electric
within 10’ (3 m) of a buried
electric line
electric
within 10’ (3 m) of a natural
gas line
natural gas
within 10’ (3 m) of a natural
gas line
natural gas
in sand or granite which is
capable of producing
crystalline silica (quartz) dust
crystalline silica (quartz) dust
in sand or granite which is
capable of producing
crystalline silica (quartz) dust
crystalline silica (quartz) dust
within 10’ (3 m) of any other
hazard
other
within 10’ (3 m) of any other
hazard
other
NOTICE: If you have any doubt about jobsite classification, or if
jobsite might contain unmarked hazards, take steps outlined
previously to identify hazards and classify jobsite before working.
NOTICE: If you have any doubt about jobsite classification, or if
jobsite might contain unmarked hazards, take steps outlined
previously to identify hazards and classify jobsite before working.
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JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
Applying Precautions
Applying Precautions
Once classified, precautions appropriate for jobsite must be
taken.
Once classified, precautions appropriate for jobsite must be
taken.
Electric Jobsite Precautions
Electric Jobsite Precautions
Use one or both of these methods.
Use one or both of these methods.
•
Expose line by careful hand digging or soft excavation.
•
Expose line by careful hand digging or soft excavation.
•
Have service shut down while work is in progress. Have
electric company test lines before returning them to service.
•
Have service shut down while work is in progress. Have
electric company test lines before returning them to service.
Natural Gas Jobsite Precautions
Natural Gas Jobsite Precautions
In addition to positioning equipment upwind from gas lines, use
one or both of these methods.
In addition to positioning equipment upwind from gas lines, use
one or both of these methods.
•
Expose lines by careful hand digging or soft excavation.
•
Expose lines by careful hand digging or soft excavation.
•
Have gas shut off while work is in progress. Have gas
company test lines before returning them to service.
•
Have gas shut off while work is in progress. Have gas
company test lines before returning them to service.
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JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
JOBSITE CLASSIFICATION
Crystalline Silica (Quartz) Dust Precautions
Crystalline Silica (Quartz) Dust Precautions
Follow OSHA or other guidelines for exposure to crystalline silica
when trenching, sawing or drilling through material that might
produce dust containing crystalline silica (quartz).
Follow OSHA or other guidelines for exposure to crystalline silica
when trenching, sawing or drilling through material that might
produce dust containing crystalline silica (quartz).
Other Jobsite Precautions
Other Jobsite Precautions
You may need to use different methods to safely avoid other
underground hazards. Talk with those knowledgeable about
hazards present at each site to determine which precautions
should be taken or if job should be attempted.
You may need to use different methods to safely avoid other
underground hazards. Talk with those knowledgeable about
hazards present at each site to determine which precautions
should be taken or if job should be attempted.
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SAFETY ALERT CLASSIFICATIONS
SAFETY ALERT CLASSIFICATIONS
SAFETY ALERT CLASSIFICATIONS
These classifications and the icons defined on the following
pages work together to alert you to situations which could be
harmful to you, jobsite bystanders or your equipment. When you
see these words and icons in the book or on the machine,
carefully read and follow all instructions. YOUR SAFETY IS AT
STAKE.
These classifications and the icons defined on the following
pages work together to alert you to situations which could be
harmful to you, jobsite bystanders or your equipment. When you
see these words and icons in the book or on the machine,
carefully read and follow all instructions. YOUR SAFETY IS AT
STAKE.
Watch for the three safety alert levels: DANGER, WARNING and
CAUTION. Learn what each level means.
Watch for the three safety alert levels: DANGER, WARNING and
CAUTION. Learn what each level means.
indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Watch for two other words: NOTICE and IMPORTANT.
Watch for two other words: NOTICE and IMPORTANT.
NOTICE can keep you from doing something that might damage
the machine or someone’s property. It can also alert you against
unsafe practices.
NOTICE can keep you from doing something that might damage
the machine or someone’s property. It can also alert you against
unsafe practices.
IMPORTANT can help you do a better job or make your job
easier in some way.
IMPORTANT can help you do a better job or make your job
easier in some way.
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SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY ALERTS
Moving digging
teeth will kill you or cut off arm or
leg. Stay away.
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Moving digging
teeth will kill you or cut off arm or
leg. Stay away.
Turning shaft will kill you or crush
arm or leg. Stay away.
Turning shaft will kill you or crush
arm or leg. Stay away.
Electric shock. Contacting electric
lines will cause death or serious injury. Know
location of lines and stay away.
Electric shock. Contacting electric
lines will cause death or serious injury. Know
location of lines and stay away.
Deadly gases. Lack of oxygen or
presence of gas will cause sickness or death.
Provide ventilation.
Deadly gases. Lack of oxygen or
presence of gas will cause sickness or death.
Provide ventilation.
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SAFETY ALERTS
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious injury.
Use correct equipment and work
methods. Use and maintain proper
safety equipment.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious injury.
Use correct equipment and work
methods. Use and maintain proper
safety equipment.
Crushing weight
could cause death or serious injury.
Use proper procedures and
equipment or stay away.
Crushing weight
could cause death or serious injury.
Use proper procedures and
equipment or stay away.
Moving parts
could cut off hand or foot. Stay
away.
Moving parts
could cut off hand or foot. Stay
away.
Fall possible. Riders can fall from
machine and be injured or killed. Only operator is
allowed on machine.
Fall possible. Riders can fall from
machine and be injured or killed. Only operator is
allowed on machine.
Rollover possible. If machine rolls
over, you could be thrown from seat and killed or
crushed. Wear seat belt.
Rollover possible. If machine rolls
over, you could be thrown from seat and killed or
crushed. Wear seat belt.
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SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY ALERTS
Explosion possible. Serious injury
or equipment damage could occur. Follow
directions carefully.
Explosion possible. Serious injury
or equipment damage could occur. Follow
directions carefully.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to use
equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to use
equipment correctly.
Looking into fiber optic cable could
result in permanent vision damage. Do not look
into ends of fiber optic or unidentified cable.
Looking into fiber optic cable could
result in permanent vision damage. Do not look
into ends of fiber optic or unidentified cable.
Fluid or air
pressure could pierce skin and
cause injury or death. Stay away.
Runaway possible. Machine could
run over you or others. Learn how to use all
controls. Start and operate only from operator’s
position.
Fluid or air
pressure could pierce skin and
cause injury or death. Stay away.
Runaway possible. Machine could
run over you or others. Learn how to use all
controls. Start and operate only from operator’s
position.
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Fire or explosion possible. Fumes
could ignite and cause burns. No smoking, no
flame, no spark.
Fire or explosion possible. Fumes
could ignite and cause burns. No smoking, no
flame, no spark.
Moving traffic - hazardous
situation. Death or serious injury could result.
Avoid moving vehicles, wear high visibility clothing,
post appropriate warning signs.
Moving traffic - hazardous
situation. Death or serious injury could result.
Avoid moving vehicles, wear high visibility clothing,
post appropriate warning signs.
Hot pressurized cooling system
fluid could cause serious burns. Allow to cool
before servicing.
Hot pressurized cooling system
fluid could cause serious burns. Allow to cool
before servicing.
Improper control function could
cause death or serious injury. If control does not
work as described in instructions, stop machine
and have it serviced.
Improper control function could
cause death or serious injury. If control does not
work as described in instructions, stop machine
and have it serviced.
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SAFETY ALERTS
Flying objects may cause injury.
Wear hard hat and safety glasses.
Flying objects may cause injury.
Wear hard hat and safety glasses.
Hot parts may cause burns. Do not
Hot parts may cause burns. Do not
touch until cool.
touch until cool.
Exposure to high noise levels may
cause hearing loss. Wear hearing protection.
Exposure to high noise levels may
cause hearing loss. Wear hearing protection.
Fall possible. Slips or trips may
result in injury. Keep area clean.
Fall possible. Slips or trips may
result in injury. Keep area clean.
Battery acid may cause burns.
Battery acid may cause burns.
Avoid contact.
Avoid contact.
Improper handling or use of
chemicals may result in illness, injury, or
equipment damage. Follow instructions on labels
and in material safety data sheets (MSDS).
Improper handling or use of
chemicals may result in illness, injury, or
equipment damage. Follow instructions on labels
and in material safety data sheets (MSDS).
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DAILY INSPECTION
DAILY INSPECTION
TRACTOR
TRACTOR
DAILY INSPECTION
DAILY INSPECTION
For safe and efficient use of your machine, do the following
before each day’s work.
For safe and efficient use of your machine, do the following
before each day’s work.
•
Check general appearance of tractor and attachments. Look
for loose, worn, or damaged parts and fluid leaks.
•
Check general appearance of tractor and attachments. Look
for loose, worn, or damaged parts and fluid leaks.
•
Check condition of all wear items such as brake pads and
disc, fan belts and light bulbs. Check condition of attachment
wear items.
•
Check condition of all wear items such as brake pads and
disc, fan belts and light bulbs. Check condition of attachment
wear items.
•
Check fuel level.
•
Check fuel level.
•
Check that all signs, guards, and shields are in place and
readable.
•
Check that all signs, guards, and shields are in place and
readable.
Service machine according to schedules in SERVICE and in
engine manufacturer’s guide.
Service machine according to schedules in SERVICE and in
engine manufacturer’s guide.
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START UP
START UP
START UP
START UP
Before operating tractor, read engine manufacturer’s starting and
operating instructions. Follow instructions for new engine
break-in.
Before operating tractor, read engine manufacturer’s starting and
operating instructions. Follow instructions for new engine
break-in.
Explosion possible. Serious
injury or equipment damage could occur. Follow
directions carefully.
NOTICE: Do not use ether as a starting aid on this engine.
Ether may damage engine and cause explosion.
Explosion possible. Serious
injury or equipment damage could occur. Follow
directions carefully.
NOTICE: Do not use ether as a starting aid on this engine.
Ether may damage engine and cause explosion.
Runaway possible. Machine
could run over you or others. Learn how to use
all controls. Start and operate only from
operator’s position.
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Runaway possible. Machine
could run over you or others. Learn how to use
all controls. Start and operate only from
operator’s position.
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Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
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Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
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START UP
START UP
Rollover possible. If machine
rolls over, you could be thrown from seat and
killed or crushed. Wear seat belt.
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Rollover possible. If machine
rolls over, you could be thrown from seat and
killed or crushed. Wear seat belt.
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NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Read operator’s manual before operating equipment.
Follow instructions carefully. Contact Ditch Witch
dealership for operation information or demonstration.
•
Read operator’s manual before operating equipment.
Follow instructions carefully. Contact Ditch Witch
dealership for operation information or demonstration.
•
Wear hard hat, safety glasses, and other protective
equipment required by job. Do not wear jewelry or
loose clothing that can catch on controls.
•
Wear hard hat, safety glasses, and other protective
equipment required by job. Do not wear jewelry or
loose clothing that can catch on controls.
1. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
1. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
2. Check that ground drive control and attachment speed/
direction control are in neutral.
2. Check that ground drive control and attachment speed/
direction control are in neutral.
3. Move throttle to idle.
3. Move throttle to idle.
4. Check that parking brake is engaged.
4. Check that parking brake is engaged.
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START UP
START UP
5. Turn ignition switch to start tractor. Warning alarm will sound.
Indicators will light.
5. Turn ignition switch to start tractor. Warning alarm will sound.
Indicators will light.
If engine does not crank, check start interlock display. See
CONTROLS for start interlock information. If engine turns but
does not start within 10 seconds, allow starter to cool before
trying to start again.
If engine does not crank, check start interlock display. See
CONTROLS for start interlock information. If engine turns but
does not start within 10 seconds, allow starter to cool before
trying to start again.
Improper control function could
cause death or serious injury. If control does not
work as described in instructions, stop machine
and have it serviced.
Improper control function could
cause death or serious injury. If control does not
work as described in instructions, stop machine
and have it serviced.
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NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
If warning alarm does not sound, have machine
serviced.
•
If warning alarm does not sound, have machine
serviced.
•
Machine will not start if start interlock requirements are
not met. See CONTROLS for start interlock
information.
•
Machine will not start if start interlock requirements are
not met. See CONTROLS for start interlock
information.
6. Run engine at half-throttle or less for five minutes before
operating tractor.
During warm-up, check that all controls work properly.
6. Run engine at half-throttle or less for five minutes before
operating tractor.
During warm-up, check that all controls work properly.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN: Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN: Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. Turn on lights and warning flasher, as needed.
1. Turn on lights and warning flasher, as needed.
2. Tilt steering wheel column down.
2. Tilt steering wheel column down.
3. Raise backfill blade and all attachments.
3. Raise backfill blade and all attachments.
4. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
4. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
5. Move gearbox control to 2 (high).
5. Move gearbox control to 2 (high).
6. Adjust throttle.
6. Adjust throttle.
7. Move ground drive control to forward or reverse.
7. Move ground drive control to forward or reverse.
Moving traffic – hazardous
situation. Death or serious injury could result.
Avoid moving vehicles, wear high visibility
clothing, post appropriate warning signs.
Moving traffic – hazardous
situation. Death or serious injury could result.
Avoid moving vehicles, wear high visibility
clothing, post appropriate warning signs.
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NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Drive carefully in congested areas. Know machine’s
clearance and turning radius.
•
Drive carefully in congested areas. Know machine’s
clearance and turning radius.
•
Keep attachments low when operating on slope. Drive
slowly and cautiously.
•
Keep attachments low when operating on slope. Drive
slowly and cautiously.
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SHUTDOWN
SHUTDOWN
SHUTDOWN
SHUTDOWN
1. When job is complete, move ground drive control to neutral.
1. When job is complete, move ground drive control to neutral.
2. Tilt steering wheel column up.
2. Tilt steering wheel column up.
3. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
3. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
4. Lower all attachments to ground.
4. Lower all attachments to ground.
5. Move throttle to idle for 3 minutes to cool.
5. Move throttle to idle for 3 minutes to cool.
6. Turn ignition switch to STOP. If leaving machine unattended,
remove key.
6. Turn ignition switch to STOP. If leaving machine unattended,
remove key.
7. For maintenance or long-term storage, turn battery
disconnect switch to disconnect position.
7. For maintenance or long-term storage, turn battery
disconnect switch to disconnect position.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to turbocharger, do not shut
down engine at full throttle or under load. Should engine die,
immediately remove load and restart engine.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to turbocharger, do not shut
down engine at full throttle or under load. Should engine die,
immediately remove load and restart engine.
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LIFT
LIFT
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION
LIFT
LIFT
Lifting Points
Lifting Points
Lifting points are identified by lifting
decals. Lifting at any other point is
unsafe and can damage machinery.
Lifting points are identified by lifting
decals. Lifting at any other point is
unsafe and can damage machinery.
Tractor
Tractor
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight. Do not attempt to lift
tractor with attachments installed.
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight. Do not attempt to lift
tractor with attachments installed.
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Crushing weight. If load falls or
moves, it could kill or crush you. Use proper
procedures and equipment or stay away.
LIFT
Crushing weight. If load falls or
moves, it could kill or crush you. Use proper
procedures and equipment or stay away.
Centerline Trencher
Centerline Trencher
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
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LIFT
LIFT
Traversing Trencher
Traversing Trencher
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
Plow
Plow
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Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
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Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
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LIFT
Combo
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Combo
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Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
Saw
Saw
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Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
Before lifting, check SPECIFICATIONS. Use a hoist capable of
supporting equipment’s size and weight.
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TIEDOWN
TIEDOWN
TIEDOWN
TIEDOWN
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage.
Learn to use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage.
Learn to use equipment correctly.
Tiedown Points
Tiedown Points
Tiedown points are identified by
tiedown decals. Securing unit to trailer
at any other points may be unsafe and
can damage machinery.
Tiedown points are identified by
tiedown decals. Securing unit to trailer
at any other points may be unsafe and
can damage machinery.
Tractor
Tractor
Attach tiedowns at front and rear tiedown points. Make sure
tiedowns are tight before transporting unit.
Attach tiedowns at front and rear tiedown points. Make sure
tiedowns are tight before transporting unit.
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TIEDOWN
Centerline Trencher
Centerline Trencher
Lower trencher to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and
through boom.
Lower trencher to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and
through boom.
Traversing Trencher
Traversing Trencher
Lower trencher to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and
through boom.
Lower trencher to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and
through boom.
IMPORTANT: If trencher is equipped with a trench cleaner,
ensure that trench cleaner shoe is fully up and extra bolt (found
in operator’s manual compartment) is installed in appropriate
hole for additional support.
IMPORTANT: If trencher is equipped with a trench cleaner,
ensure that trench cleaner shoe is fully up and extra bolt (found
in operator’s manual compartment) is installed in appropriate
hole for additional support.
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TIEDOWN
Plow
Plow
t03om084a.eps
Lower plow to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and
vibrator box.
NOTICE: Unsecured plow can swing outside the trailer and
become a traffic hazard. Lower plow and chain to trailer before
hauling.
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Lower plow to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and
vibrator box.
NOTICE: Unsecured plow can swing outside the trailer and
become a traffic hazard. Lower plow and chain to trailer before
hauling.
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TIEDOWN
Combo
t03om010h.eps
Lower trencher and plow to trailer and tie down at attachment
frame and plow vibrator box.
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Combo
t03om010h.eps
Lower trencher and plow to trailer and tie down at attachment
frame and plow vibrator box.
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TIEDOWN
Saw
Saw
t03om085a.eps
Lower saw to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and at
hook on rear of saw.
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Lower saw to trailer and tie down at attachment frame and at
hook on rear of saw.
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Reel Carrier
Reel Carrier
Lower reel carrier to trailer and tie down at attachment arms.
Lower reel carrier to trailer and tie down at attachment arms.
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HAUL
HAUL
HAUL
HAUL
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
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Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
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NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Read trailer operator’s manual before loading or
transporting your machine. Incorrectly loaded machine
can slip or cause trailer sway.
•
Read trailer operator’s manual before loading or
transporting your machine. Incorrectly loaded machine
can slip or cause trailer sway.
•
Park, load, and unload trailer on a level part of
jobsite.Check that unit and trailer do not exceed size or
weight regulations.
•
Park, load, and unload trailer on a level part of
jobsite.Check that unit and trailer do not exceed size or
weight regulations.
Rollover possible. If machine
rolls over, you could be thrown from seat and
killed or crushed. Wear seat belt.
Rollover possible. If machine
rolls over, you could be thrown from seat and
killed or crushed. Wear seat belt.
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Loading
Loading
1. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
1. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
2. Tilt steering wheel column down.
2. Tilt steering wheel column down.
3. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for proper start-up procedures.
3. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for proper start-up procedures.
4. Raise attachments, but keep them low.
4. Raise attachments, but keep them low.
5. Move attachments to center position and check that they are
not in float.
5. Move attachments to center position and check that they are
not in float.
6. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
6. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
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HAUL
HAUL
7. Move hydraulic motor switch to low.
7. Move hydraulic motor switch to low.
8. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
8. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
9. Slowly drive tractor onto trailer until tie-down position is
reached.
9. Slowly drive tractor onto trailer until tie-down position is
reached.
10. Engage parking brake and verify that parking brake indicator
is on.
10. Engage parking brake and verify that parking brake indicator
is on.
11. Lower attachments to trailer bed and turn tractor off. See
TRACTOR for proper shutdown procedures.
11. Lower attachments to trailer bed and turn tractor off. See
TRACTOR for proper shutdown procedures.
12. Chain tractor and attachments to trailer using tie-downs.
12. Chain tractor and attachments to trailer using tie-downs.
NOTICE: Check that unit does not exceed trailer size or weight
regulations.
NOTICE: Check that unit does not exceed trailer size or weight
regulations.
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HAUL
HAUL
Unloading
Unloading
1. Check that parking brake is engaged and verify that parking
brake indicator is on.
1. Check that parking brake is engaged and verify that parking
brake indicator is on.
2. Check that ground drive control is in neutral.
2. Check that ground drive control is in neutral.
3. Remove tiedowns.
3. Remove tiedowns.
4. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
4. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
5. Tilt steering wheel column down.
5. Tilt steering wheel column down.
6. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for proper start-up procedures.
6. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for proper start-up procedures.
Rollover possible. If machine
rolls over, you could be thrown from seat and
killed or crushed. Wear seat belt.
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NOTICE: Stability is reduced with attachment in
offset position.
Rollover possible. If machine
rolls over, you could be thrown from seat and
killed or crushed. Wear seat belt.
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NOTICE: Stability is reduced with attachment in
offset position.
7. Raise attachments, but keep them low and centered.
7. Raise attachments, but keep them low and centered.
8. Release parking brake and verify that parking brake indicator
is off.
8. Release parking brake and verify that parking brake indicator
is off.
9. Slowly back tractor off trailer.
9. Slowly back tractor off trailer.
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TOW
TOW
TOW
TOW
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage.
Learn to use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage.
Learn to use equipment correctly.
Under normal conditions, unit should not be towed. If unit
becomes disabled and towing is necessary:
Under normal conditions, unit should not be towed. If unit
becomes disabled and towing is necessary:
•
Tow at less than 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
•
Tow at less than 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
•
Do not tow for more than 200 yd (180 m).
•
Do not tow for more than 200 yd (180 m).
•
Steering will be very difficult.
•
Steering will be very difficult.
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TOW
TOW
Procedure
Procedure
1. Engage parking brake.
1. Engage parking brake.
2. Attach tow line to all available tie-down points facing towing
vehicle.
2. Attach tow line to all available tie-down points facing towing
vehicle.
3. Block front and rear tires to prevent unit from rolling.
3. Block front and rear tires to prevent unit from rolling.
4. Activate the tow valve.
4. Activate the tow valve.
•
Remove floor plate.
•
Remove floor plate.
•
Turn tow valve
counterclockwise two
complete times.
•
Turn tow valve
counterclockwise two
complete times.
•
Replace floor plate.
•
Replace floor plate.
NOTICE: Do not turn tow valve more than two times.
NOTICE: Do not turn tow valve more than two times.
5. Fasten seatbelt and adjust seatbelt.
5. Fasten seatbelt and adjust seatbelt.
6. Remove blocks.
6. Remove blocks.
7. Disengage parking brake.
7. Disengage parking brake.
8. Use service brake to control unit.
8. Use service brake to control unit.
9. After towing, turn tow valve clockwise two complete times.
9. After towing, turn tow valve clockwise two complete times.
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TRENCHER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
TRENCHER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
TRENCHER ATTACHMENT
TRENCHER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
TRENCHER ATTACHMENT
TRENCHER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
1. Cruise control selector*
4. Boom lift control
1. Cruise control selector*
4. Boom lift control
2. Trencher slide control
5. Cruise control RPM control*
2. Trencher slide control
5. Cruise control RPM control*
3. Trench cleaner lift control*
6. Trench Depth Meter*
3. Trench cleaner lift control*
6. Trench Depth Meter*
*optional
*optional
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TRENCHER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
TRENCHER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
TRENCHER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
TRENCHER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Cruise Control Selector
Cruise Control Selector
This optional switch activates the
cruise control feature.
This optional switch activates the
cruise control feature.
•
Press right to turn on.
•
Press right to turn on.
•
Press left to turn off.
•
Press left to turn off.
Only select cruise control when:
Only select cruise control when:
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gearbox control is in low
•
gearbox control is in low
•
hydraulic motor switch is set
at low
•
hydraulic motor switch is set
at low
•
ground drive is in neutral.
•
ground drive is in neutral.
Trencher Slide Control
Trencher Slide Control
This lever controls trencher slide.
This lever controls trencher slide.
•
Push to move trencher to
right.
•
Push to move trencher to
right.
•
Pull to move trencher to left.
•
Pull to move trencher to left.
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IMPORTANT: If slide sticks, lower trencher to ground, operate
trencher slide until trencher moves slightly, raise trencher, and
slide it to position.
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IMPORTANT: If slide sticks, lower trencher to ground, operate
trencher slide until trencher moves slightly, raise trencher, and
slide it to position.
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Trench Cleaner Lift Control
Trench Cleaner Lift Control
This optional lever raises or
lowers trench cleaner.
This optional lever raises or
lowers trench cleaner.
•
Push to lower
•
Push to lower
•
Pull to raise.
•
Pull to raise.
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Boom Lift Control
Boom Lift Control
This lever raises or lowers digging
boom.
This lever raises or lowers digging
boom.
•
Push to lower.
•
Push to lower.
•
Pull to raise.
•
Pull to raise.
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TRENCHER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Cruise Control RPM Control
Cruise Control RPM Control
This optional control adjusts
engine rpm.
This optional control adjusts
engine rpm.
•
Turn clockwise to increase
engine rpm. This typically
decreases ground speed
temporarily.
•
Turn clockwise to increase
engine rpm. This typically
decreases ground speed
temporarily.
•
Turn counterclockwise to
decrease engine rpm. This
typically increases ground
speed temporarily.
•
Turn counterclockwise to
decrease engine rpm. This
typically increases ground
speed temporarily.
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Trench Depth Meter
Trench Depth Meter
Trench Depth Meter (TDM) is an
optional electronic system for
measuring and recording trench
depth. TDM also displays
productivity and distance while
trenching. Two lines of information
are displayed on the LED screen. If
the system detects error
conditions, diagnostic codes will be
displayed on the second line.
Trench Depth Meter (TDM) is an
optional electronic system for
measuring and recording trench
depth. TDM also displays
productivity and distance while
trenching. Two lines of information
are displayed on the LED screen. If
the system detects error
conditions, diagnostic codes will be
displayed on the second line.
IMPORTANT: For more information about TDM see the TDM
Operator Manual (p/n 054-117).
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IMPORTANT: For more information about TDM see the TDM
Operator Manual (p/n 054-117).
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SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
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Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
NOTICE: Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised. Contact
your Ditch Witch dealer about counterweighting for your
equipment.
NOTICE: Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised. Contact
your Ditch Witch dealer about counterweighting for your
equipment.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment and
work methods. Use and maintain
proper safety equipment.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment and
work methods. Use and maintain
proper safety equipment.
NOTICE: Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
Incorrect procedures can result in
death, injury, or property damage. Learn to use
equipment correctly.
NOTICE: Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
Incorrect procedures can result in
death, injury, or property damage. Learn to use
equipment correctly.
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SETUP
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
SETUP
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. Fasten and adjust seat belt.
1. Fasten and adjust seat belt.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR start-up procedures.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR start-up procedures.
3. Drive to starting point. Move in line with planned trench. See
TRACTOR for operating procedures.
3. Drive to starting point. Move in line with planned trench. See
TRACTOR for operating procedures.
4. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
4. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
5. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
5. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
6. Select low hydraulic motor speed.
6. Select low hydraulic motor speed.
7. Lower backfill blade.
7. Lower backfill blade.
8. Tilt steering wheel column up.
8. Tilt steering wheel column up.
9. Swivel seat to the work position.
9. Swivel seat to the work position.
10. Engage axle lock.
10. Engage axle lock.
11. Lower boom to just above ground.
11. Lower boom to just above ground.
12. Check that attachment speed/direction control is in neutral.
12. Check that attachment speed/direction control is in neutral.
13. Check that boom is in line with planned trench.
13. Check that boom is in line with planned trench.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
Jobsite hazards could cause
death or serious injury. Use correct equipment
and work methods. Use and maintain proper
safety equipment.
Jobsite hazards could cause
death or serious injury. Use correct equipment
and work methods. Use and maintain proper
safety equipment.
NOTICE: Cutting or drilling concrete containing sand or rock
containing quartz may result in exposure to silica dust. Use
respirator, water spray or other means to control dust. Silica
dust can cause lung disease and is known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
NOTICE: Cutting or drilling concrete containing sand or rock
containing quartz may result in exposure to silica dust. Use
respirator, water spray or other means to control dust. Silica
dust can cause lung disease and is known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
Electrical shock. Contacting
electrical lines will cause death or serious injury.
Know location of lines and stay away.
NOTICE: Cutting high voltage cable can cause electrocution.
Expose lines by hand before digging.
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Electrical shock. Contacting
electrical lines will cause death or serious injury.
Know location of lines and stay away.
NOTICE: Cutting high voltage cable can cause electrocution.
Expose lines by hand before digging.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
•
Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
•
Notify companies that do not subscribe to One-Call.
•
Notify companies that do not subscribe to One-Call.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Flying objects thrown by
machine may strike people. Wear hard hat and
safety glasses.
Flying objects thrown by
machine may strike people. Wear hard hat and
safety glasses.
Moving digging teeth will cause
death or serious injury. Stay away.
Moving digging teeth will cause
death or serious injury. Stay away.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Ensure parking brake is engaged and parking brake
indicator is on.
•
Ensure parking brake is engaged and parking brake
indicator is on.
•
Machine might jerk when digging starts. Allow 3’ (1 m)
between digging teeth and obstacle.
•
Machine might jerk when digging starts. Allow 3’ (1 m)
between digging teeth and obstacle.
•
Keep everyone at least 6’ (2 m) from machine,
attachments, and their range of movement.
•
Keep everyone at least 6’ (2 m) from machine,
attachments, and their range of movement.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. If necessary, adjust throttle to low idle.
1. If necessary, adjust throttle to low idle.
2. Move attachment speed/direction control to desired speed.
DIGGING CHAIN WILL MOVE.
2. Move attachment speed/direction control to desired speed.
DIGGING CHAIN WILL MOVE.
3. Lift trench cleaner, if equipped.
3. Lift trench cleaner, if equipped.
4. Increase engine speed to full throttle.
4. Increase engine speed to full throttle.
5. Slowly lower digging boom to depth.
5. Slowly lower digging boom to depth.
6. Raise backfill blade.
6. Raise backfill blade.
7. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
7. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
8. Move ground drive control to desired speed.
8. Move ground drive control to desired speed.
9. If using optional trench cleaner, return ground drive control to
neutral when desired trench depth is reached. Raise boom
slightly, then lower trench cleaner completely. This ensures
trench cleaner will lock in place.
9. If using optional trench cleaner, return ground drive control to
neutral when desired trench depth is reached. Raise boom
slightly, then lower trench cleaner completely. This ensures
trench cleaner will lock in place.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Do not have trench cleaner in working position when
starting a trench.
•
Do not have trench cleaner in working position when
starting a trench.
•
Do not back up with trench cleaner in working position.
•
Do not back up with trench cleaner in working position.
•
Do not use trench cleaner in conditions where large
rocks can get between chain and cleaner.
•
Do not use trench cleaner in conditions where large
rocks can get between chain and cleaner.
10. Lower boom to trench depth and push ground drive control
forward to trenching speed.
10. Lower boom to trench depth and push ground drive control
forward to trenching speed.
11. When trench is complete, move ground drive control to
neutral.
11. When trench is complete, move ground drive control to
neutral.
12. Adjust throttle to low idle.
12. Adjust throttle to low idle.
13. Raise boom.
13. Raise boom.
14. As boom clears top of trench, move attachment speed/
direction control to neutral.
14. As boom clears top of trench, move attachment speed/
direction control to neutral.
15. Swivel seat to the drive position.
15. Swivel seat to the drive position.
16. Tilt steering wheel column down.
16. Tilt steering wheel column down.
17. Drive a short distance away from work site.
17. Drive a short distance away from work site.
18. Disengage axle lock by driving tractor in reverse 6’ (2 m).
18. Disengage axle lock by driving tractor in reverse 6’ (2 m).
19. Shut down tractor. See TRACTOR for proper shutdown
procedures.
19. Shut down tractor. See TRACTOR for proper shutdown
procedures.
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OPERATION
Cruise Control Operation
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
OPERATION
Cruise Control Operation
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. Ensure ground drive control is in neutral.
1. Ensure ground drive control is in neutral.
2. Ensure hydraulic motor switch is in low.
2. Ensure hydraulic motor switch is in low.
3. Ensure gearbox control is in 1 (low).
3. Ensure gearbox control is in 1 (low).
4. Ensure cruise control selector is in MANUAL.
4. Ensure cruise control selector is in MANUAL.
5. Ensure that all controls are set as desired.
5. Ensure that all controls are set as desired.
6. Move cruise control RPM control to arrow at center.
6. Move cruise control RPM control to arrow at center.
7. Move cruise control selector to AUTO.
7. Move cruise control selector to AUTO.
8. Following procedures in "Operation," begin trenching to
desired depth.
8. Following procedures in "Operation," begin trenching to
desired depth.
9. When desired depth is reached, ensure throttle is fully open.
9. When desired depth is reached, ensure throttle is fully open.
10. Slowly move ground drive control to full forward position.
10. Slowly move ground drive control to full forward position.
11. Slowly adjust cruise control rpm control to match digging
conditions. In harder digging conditions, higher cruise control
rpm setting may improve digging performance. In easier
digging conditions, lower cruise control rpm setting may
increase ground drive speed. See "Operating Tips."
11. Slowly adjust cruise control rpm control to match digging
conditions. In harder digging conditions, higher cruise control
rpm setting may improve digging performance. In easier
digging conditions, lower cruise control rpm setting may
increase ground drive speed. See "Operating Tips."
12. When finished digging, move ground drive control to neutral.
12. When finished digging, move ground drive control to neutral.
13. Move cruise control selector to MANUAL.
13. Move cruise control selector to MANUAL.
14. Allow chain to dig itself free before stopping attachment.
14. Allow chain to dig itself free before stopping attachment.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Backfilling
Backfilling
1. Position unit at end of trench, several feet from spoils. Aim
tractor at outer edge of spoils.
1. Position unit at end of trench, several feet from spoils. Aim
tractor at outer edge of spoils.
2. Adjust backfill blade to fit land contour.
2. Adjust backfill blade to fit land contour.
3. Move outer edge of spoils toward trench. Take two or more
passes at spoils rather than moving all spoils at once.
3. Move outer edge of spoils toward trench. Take two or more
passes at spoils rather than moving all spoils at once.
4. Repeat on other side of trench, if necessary.
4. Repeat on other side of trench, if necessary.
5. Engage float and make final pass over trench.
5. Engage float and make final pass over trench.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
•
Avoid using badly worn teeth. When replacing teeth, maintain
original pattern. Use Ditch Witch replacement teeth.
•
Avoid using badly worn teeth. When replacing teeth, maintain
original pattern. Use Ditch Witch replacement teeth.
•
Operate engine at full throttle when working.
•
Operate engine at full throttle when working.
•
Sight along center of hood to a stake driven beyond end of
trench line for straight trench.
•
Sight along center of hood to a stake driven beyond end of
trench line for straight trench.
•
Use correct length boom. See your Ditch Witch dealer for
more information.
•
Use correct length boom. See your Ditch Witch dealer for
more information.
•
Do not make sharp turns. Lower boom to full depth when
turning.
•
Do not make sharp turns. Lower boom to full depth when
turning.
•
If an object becomes lodged in chain, move attachment
speed/direction control to neutral and raise boom slightly.
Reverse chain direction. If object must be removed manually,
turn engine off and engage parking brake.
•
If an object becomes lodged in chain, move attachment
speed/direction control to neutral and raise boom slightly.
Reverse chain direction. If object must be removed manually,
turn engine off and engage parking brake.
•
When cutting asphalt, start trench in soil at edge of road and
use shortest possible boom at full depth.
•
When cutting asphalt, start trench in soil at edge of road and
use shortest possible boom at full depth.
•
Always start trenching with ground drive speed set at low. If
soil conditions permit optimum digging at higher ground drive
speed, select high.
•
Always start trenching with ground drive speed set at low. If
soil conditions permit optimum digging at higher ground drive
speed, select high.
•
Before operating booms equipped with rock chains, check bits
for free rotation. Tap bits lightly with a hammer and turn by
hand. If bits are stuck, remove and clean packed soil from bit
block.
•
Before operating booms equipped with rock chains, check bits
for free rotation. Tap bits lightly with a hammer and turn by
hand. If bits are stuck, remove and clean packed soil from bit
block.
•
Carbide bits are recommended for cutting abrasive material,
such as sandstone or frozen sands, gravels or asphalts.
•
Carbide bits are recommended for cutting abrasive material,
such as sandstone or frozen sands, gravels or asphalts.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Chain
Chain
A variety of chains, teeth, and tooth patterns are available to
provide efficient digging at any jobsite. For more information,
contact your Ditch Witch dealer.
A variety of chains, teeth, and tooth patterns are available to
provide efficient digging at any jobsite. For more information,
contact your Ditch Witch dealer.
Trench Cleaner
Trench Cleaner
Trench cleaners remove spoils from trench floor. For more
information about trench cleaners, contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
Trench cleaners remove spoils from trench floor. For more
information about trench cleaners, contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
Trench Depth Meter
Trench Depth Meter
Trench Depth Meter (TDM) is an optional electronic system for
measuring and recording trench depth. TDM also displays
productivity and distance while trenching.
Trench Depth Meter (TDM) is an optional electronic system for
measuring and recording trench depth. TDM also displays
productivity and distance while trenching.
IMPORTANT: For more information about TDM see the TDM
Operator Manual (p/n 054-117).
IMPORTANT: For more information about TDM see the TDM
Operator Manual (p/n 054-117).
Long Auger Extensions
Long Auger Extensions
For conditions that require spoils to be moved farther from the
trench, different augers are available. Ask your Ditch Witch
dealer about the auger length best suited to your jobsite.
For conditions that require spoils to be moved farther from the
trench, different augers are available. Ask your Ditch Witch
dealer about the auger length best suited to your jobsite.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
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PLOW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
PLOW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
PLOW ATTACHMENT
PLOW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
1
2
PLOW ATTACHMENT
PLOW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
3
1
2
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1. Plow swing control
1. Plow swing control
2. Blade position control
2. Blade position control
3. Plow lift control
3. Plow lift control
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PLOW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
PLOW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
PLOW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
PLOW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Plow Swing Control
Plow Swing Control
This lever controls plow swing.
This lever controls plow swing.
•
Pull to swing left.
•
Pull to swing left.
•
Push to swing right.
•
Push to swing right.
•
Push to end to float.
•
Push to end to float.
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NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
If soil conditions allow, operate in float position.
•
If soil conditions allow, operate in float position.
•
Lower plow into ground before moving plow swing
control to float position.
•
Lower plow into ground before moving plow swing
control to float position.
•
Do not raise plow with plow swing contol in float
position.
•
Do not raise plow with plow swing contol in float
position.
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Blade Position
Blade Position
This lever controls plow blade
position.
This lever controls plow blade
position.
•
Pull to steer right.
•
Pull to steer right.
•
Push to steer left.
•
Push to steer left.
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Plow Lift Control
Plow Lift Control
This lever controls plow lift.
This lever controls plow lift.
•
Pull to raise plow.
•
Pull to raise plow.
•
Push to lower plow.
•
Push to lower plow.
•
Push to end to float.
•
Push to end to float.
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NOTICE:
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NOTICE:
•
If soil conditions allow, operate in float position.
•
If soil conditions allow, operate in float position.
•
Lower plow into ground before moving plow swing
control to float position.
•
Lower plow into ground before moving plow swing
control to float position.
•
Do not raise plow with plow swing contol in float
position.
•
Do not raise plow with plow swing contol in float
position.
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PLOW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
PLOW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Plow Stow Lock
Plow Stow Lock
This lever locks or unlocks plow.
This lever locks or unlocks plow.
•
•
Lift plow and pull lever to
release.
Lift plow and pull lever to
release.
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Reel Carrier Control
Reel Carrier Control
This optional switch controls reel
carrier.
This optional switch controls reel
carrier.
•
Press top to raise.
•
Press top to raise.
•
Press bottom to lower.
•
Press bottom to lower.
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NOTICE: Operate reel carrier in the lowest position possible for
improved stability and visibility. See SPECIFICATIONS for
counterweight requirements.
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NOTICE: Operate reel carrier in the lowest position possible for
improved stability and visibility. See SPECIFICATIONS for
counterweight requirements.
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SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Plow will swing freely in float.
•
Plow will swing freely in float.
•
Keep everyone at least 6’ (2 m) from machine,
attachments, and their range of movement.
•
Keep everyone at least 6’ (2 m) from machine,
attachments, and their range of movement.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment and
work methods. Use and maintain
proper safety equipment.
NOTICE: Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
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Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment and
work methods. Use and maintain
proper safety equipment.
NOTICE: Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
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SETUP
SETUP
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised.
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer about
counterweighting for your equipment.
•
Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised.
Contact your Ditch Witch dealer about
counterweighting for your equipment.
•
Do not operate vibrator unless plow is in ground.
•
Do not operate vibrator unless plow is in ground.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. Fasten and adjust seat belt.
1. Fasten and adjust seat belt.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for start-up procedures.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for start-up procedures.
3. Drive to starting point. Move in line with planned trench. See
TRACTOR for operating procedures.
3. Drive to starting point. Move in line with planned trench. See
TRACTOR for operating procedures.
4. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
4. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
5. Lower backfill blade.
5. Lower backfill blade.
6. Lower plow to starting point of trench.
6. Lower plow to starting point of trench.
IMPORTANT: Plow blade will go into ground without starting a
trench, but using one allows for full-depth starting.
7. Turn ignition switch to STOP.
IMPORTANT: Plow blade will go into ground without starting a
trench, but using one allows for full-depth starting.
7. Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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SETUP
8. Attach material being pulled or fed.
8. Attach material being pulled or fed.
Pull:
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Pull:
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Insert material into pulling
grip.
•
Insert material into pulling
grip.
•
Tape grip with duct tape.
•
Tape grip with duct tape.
Feed:
Feed:
•
Remove cable guide.
•
Remove cable guide.
•
Feed cable through tube
from top to bottom.
•
Feed cable through tube
from top to bottom.
•
Replace cable guide and
tighten fasteners.
•
Replace cable guide and
tighten fasteners.
•
Secure cable.
•
Secure cable.
NOTICE: Keep everyone away from material being installed.
NOTICE: Keep everyone away from material being installed.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
Electrical shock. Contacting
electrical lines will cause death or serious injury.
Know location of lines and stay away.
Electrical shock. Contacting
electrical lines will cause death or serious injury.
Know location of lines and stay away.
NOTICE: Cutting high voltage cable can cause electrocution.
Expose lines by hand before digging.
NOTICE: Cutting high voltage cable can cause electrocution.
Expose lines by hand before digging.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
•
Comply with all utility notification regulations before
digging or drilling.
•
Notify companies that do not subscribe to One-Call.
•
Notify companies that do not subscribe to One-Call.
•
Do not drive backward with plow in ground.
•
Do not drive backward with plow in ground.
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OPERATION
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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OPERATION
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. Fasten and adjust seat belt.
1. Fasten and adjust seat belt.
2. Start tractor.
2. Start tractor.
3. Adjust throttle to low idle.
3. Adjust throttle to low idle.
4. Check that ground drive control is in neutral.
4. Check that ground drive control is in neutral.
5. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
5. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
6. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
6. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
7. Lower reel carrier to lowest position possible, if equipped.
7. Lower reel carrier to lowest position possible, if equipped.
NOTICE: Use extreme caution when operating reel carrier on
sloped surfaces.
NOTICE: Use extreme caution when operating reel carrier on
sloped surfaces.
8. Raise backfill blade.
8. Raise backfill blade.
9. Tilt steering wheel column up.
9. Tilt steering wheel column up.
10. Swivel seat to the work position.
10. Swivel seat to the work position.
11. Engage axle lock.
11. Engage axle lock.
12. Move ground drive control forward to plowing speed and
lower plow blade into ground.
12. Move ground drive control forward to plowing speed and
lower plow blade into ground.
NOTICE: Lower plow into ground before moving plow lift
control or plow swing control to float.
NOTICE: Lower plow into ground before moving plow lift
control or plow swing control to float.
13. Move plow lift control to float.
13. Move plow lift control to float.
14. Move plow swing control to float.
14. Move plow swing control to float.
15. Increase engine speed to full throttle.
15. Increase engine speed to full throttle.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
16. Move attachment speed/direction control to full speed
forward. PLOW WILL VIBRATE.
16. Move attachment speed/direction control to full speed
forward. PLOW WILL VIBRATE.
17. Reduce attachment speed to a point with the least tractor
vibration and the highest ground drive speed possible without
tire slippage.
17. Reduce attachment speed to a point with the least tractor
vibration and the highest ground drive speed possible without
tire slippage.
18. Adjust vibrator speed if ROPS vibrates excessively.
18. Adjust vibrator speed if ROPS vibrates excessively.
19. When installation is complete, move plow swing to neutral.
19. When installation is complete, move plow swing to neutral.
20. With vibrator running, raise plow to ground level.
20. With vibrator running, raise plow to ground level.
NOTICE: Do not operate vibrator when plow is out of the
ground. This will cause excessive vibration resulting in rapid
wear, and possible damage to the unit and product being
installed.
NOTICE: Do not operate vibrator when plow is out of the
ground. This will cause excessive vibration resulting in rapid
wear, and possible damage to the unit and product being
installed.
21. Move attachment speed/direction control to neutral.
21. Move attachment speed/direction control to neutral.
22. Swivel seat to the drive position.
22. Swivel seat to the drive position.
23. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
23. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
24. Lower backfill blade.
24. Lower backfill blade.
25. Turn ignition switch to STOP and remove product from plow.
25. Turn ignition switch to STOP and remove product from plow.
26. Tilt steering wheel column down, start tractor and drive a
short distance away from work site.
26. Tilt steering wheel column down, start tractor and drive a
short distance away from work site.
27. Disengage axle lock by driving tractor in reverse 6’ (2 m).
27. Disengage axle lock by driving tractor in reverse 6’ (2 m).
28. Shut down tractor. See TRACTOR for proper shutdown
procedures.
28. Shut down tractor. See TRACTOR for proper shutdown
procedures.
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OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
•
If ROPS-attached cable guide is used, it should be a genuine
Ditch Witch cable guide manufactured for this purpose.
•
If ROPS-attached cable guide is used, it should be a genuine
Ditch Witch cable guide manufactured for this purpose.
•
If material must be at a constant depth, dig starting and target
trenches.
•
If material must be at a constant depth, dig starting and target
trenches.
•
Check cable for damage during plowing. Run continuity
checks on electric cable and check pipe pressure. Damage
can result from improper operation, incorrect blade choice,
striking underground obstructions, or other conditions.
•
Check cable for damage during plowing. Run continuity
checks on electric cable and check pipe pressure. Damage
can result from improper operation, incorrect blade choice,
striking underground obstructions, or other conditions.
•
Keep sod cutter edge sharp when plowing in areas with heavy
grass cover or surface clutter.
•
Keep sod cutter edge sharp when plowing in areas with heavy
grass cover or surface clutter.
•
In some soil conditions, changing vibrator weights can
improve plow performance. Contact your Ditch Witch dealer
for details.
•
In some soil conditions, changing vibrator weights can
improve plow performance. Contact your Ditch Witch dealer
for details.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
Offset Plowing, Coordinated Plowing
and Crabbing
Offset Plowing, Coordinated Plowing
and Crabbing
Your Ditch Witch equipment allows you to plow four ways: normal
plowing, offset plowing (1), coordinated plowing (2), and crabbing
(3).
Your Ditch Witch equipment allows you to plow four ways: normal
plowing, offset plowing (1), coordinated plowing (2), and crabbing
(3).
NOTICE: Oversteering blade may damage blade or cable.
NOTICE: Oversteering blade may damage blade or cable.
To offset plow:
To offset plow:
Offset plowing can be used to plow next to a road while keeping
tires on a more stable surface or in similar conditions.
Offset plowing can be used to plow next to a road while keeping
tires on a more stable surface or in similar conditions.
1. Use plow swing to move plow to planned trench line.
1. Use plow swing to move plow to planned trench line.
2. Use blade position to position blade parallel to direction of
tractor frame.
2. Use blade position to position blade parallel to direction of
tractor frame.
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OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
To coordinate plow:
To coordinate plow:
Coordinated plowing can be used to turn a tight circle around a
jobsite obstacle or in similar conditions.
Coordinated plowing can be used to turn a tight circle around a
jobsite obstacle or in similar conditions.
1. Move steer select control to coordinated position.
1. Move steer select control to coordinated position.
2. Slowly move tractor forward.
2. Slowly move tractor forward.
3. Plow as normal.
3. Plow as normal.
IMPORTANT: When coordinate plowing, keep plow blade
straight or in the same angle position as rear tires.
IMPORTANT: When coordinate plowing, keep plow blade
straight or in the same angle position as rear tires.
To crab:
To crab:
Crab plowing can be used to plow along edge of jobsite or in
similar conditions.
Crab plowing can be used to plow along edge of jobsite or in
similar conditions.
1. Move steer select control to crab position.
1. Move steer select control to crab position.
2. Slowly move tractor forward.
2. Slowly move tractor forward.
3. Plow as normal.
3. Plow as normal.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Blades
Blades
Several blade lengths and types are available. See your
authorized Ditch Witch dealer to select the blade right for your
needs.
Several blade lengths and types are available. See your
authorized Ditch Witch dealer to select the blade right for your
needs.
Reel Carrier and Winder
Reel Carrier and Winder
Reel carriers and winders are designed to fit your Ditch Witch
equipment and speed cable installation. Contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
Reel carriers and winders are designed to fit your Ditch Witch
equipment and speed cable installation. Contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
Toe or Bullet
Toe or Bullet
Toes (feed blades) stabilize the plow for more constant depth.
Bullets (pull blades) allow a larger cavity for the material being
installed. To select the toe or bullet for your equipment and
jobsite, contact your Ditch Witch dealer.
Toes (feed blades) stabilize the plow for more constant depth.
Bullets (pull blades) allow a larger cavity for the material being
installed. To select the toe or bullet for your equipment and
jobsite, contact your Ditch Witch dealer.
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REEL WINDER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
REEL WINDER ATTACHMENT
REEL WINDER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
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REEL WINDER ATTACHMENT
REEL WINDER CONTROLS OVERVIEW
1. Reel winder selector switch
1. Reel winder selector switch
2. Reel winder control
2. Reel winder control
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REEL WINDER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
REEL WINDER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
REEL WINDER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
REEL WINDER CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Reel Winder Selector Switch
Reel Winder Selector Switch
This switch selects reel winder
function.
This switch selects reel winder
function.
•
Press right to activate reel
winder controls.
•
Press right to activate reel
winder controls.
•
Press left to activate backfill
blade controls.
•
Press left to activate backfill
blade controls.
Reel Winder Control
Reel Winder Control
This control lowers and raises
reel winder arm to engage or
disengage roller tire.
This control lowers and raises
reel winder arm to engage or
disengage roller tire.
This control also selects the
direction the reel rotates.
This control also selects the
direction the reel rotates.
•
Move forward to unwind reel.
•
Move forward to unwind reel.
•
Move backward to wind reel.
•
Move backward to wind reel.
•
Move right to lower reel winder arm.
•
Move right to lower reel winder arm.
•
Move left to raise reel winder arm.
•
Move left to raise reel winder arm.
NOTICE: Do not continue to push lift control after tire makes
contact with reel.
NOTICE: Do not continue to push lift control after tire makes
contact with reel.
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SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage. Learn
to use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage. Learn
to use equipment correctly.
Adjust reel winder roller to rotate desired reel:
Adjust reel winder roller to rotate desired reel:
1. Lower reel carrier.
1. Lower reel carrier.
2. Turn off engine.
2. Turn off engine.
3. Remove reel.
3. Remove reel.
Crushing weight
could cause death or serious
injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
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Crushing weight
could cause death or serious
injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
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OPERATION
4. Remove lever arm (3).
OPERATION
4. Remove lever arm (3).
While supporting lever arm,
remove bolt (1) that attaches
hydraulic lift cylinder to lever
arm.
While supporting lever arm,
remove bolt (1) that attaches
hydraulic lift cylinder to lever
arm.
For 2 ft to 5 ft (61 to
152 cm ) diameter reels:
For 2 ft to 5 ft (61 to
152 cm ) diameter reels:
Rotate lever arm (3) back and
attach cylinder rod to bottom
cylinder mounting hole (1).
Rotate lever arm (3) back and
attach cylinder rod to bottom
cylinder mounting hole (1).
For 5 ft to 7 ft (152 to 213 cm ) diameter reels:
For 5 ft to 7 ft (152 to 213 cm ) diameter reels:
Rotate lever arm (3) back and attach cylinder rod to top
cylinder mounting hole (2).
Rotate lever arm (3) back and attach cylinder rod to top
cylinder mounting hole (2).
OPERATION
OPERATION
1. Drive to beginning of planned plow path.
1. Drive to beginning of planned plow path.
2. Engage parking brake.
2. Engage parking brake.
3. Lower backfill blade.
3. Lower backfill blade.
4. Lower plow attachment.
4. Lower plow attachment.
5. Adjust throttle.
5. Adjust throttle.
6. Attach service line to reel.
6. Attach service line to reel.
7. Move reel winder selector switch to activate reel winder
control functions.
7. Move reel winder selector switch to activate reel winder
control functions.
8. Lower reel winder arm until tire meets reel flange.
8. Lower reel winder arm until tire meets reel flange.
9. Wind service line.
9. Wind service line.
10. When finished winding, raise reel winder arm.
10. When finished winding, raise reel winder arm.
11. Adjust throttle.
11. Adjust throttle.
12. Move reel winder selector switch to activate backfill blade
controls.
12. Move reel winder selector switch to activate backfill blade
controls.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
13. Raise backfill blade.
13. Raise backfill blade.
14. Release parking brake.
14. Release parking brake.
15. Follow directions in PLOW ATTACHMENT to begin plowing.
15. Follow directions in PLOW ATTACHMENT to begin plowing.
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OPERATION
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SAW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
SAW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
SAW ATTACHMENT
SAW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
SAW ATTACHMENT
SAW CONTROLS OVERVIEW
1. Cruise control selector*
3. Saw lift control
1. Cruise control selector*
3. Saw lift control
2. Stabilizer lift control
4. Cruise control RPM
control*
2. Stabilizer lift control
4. Cruise control RPM
control*
* optional
* optional
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SAW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
SAW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
SAW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
SAW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Stabilizer Lift Control
Stabilizer Lift Control
This lever raises or lowers stabilizers.
This lever raises or lowers stabilizers.
•
Push to lower.
•
Push to lower.
•
Pull to raise.
•
Pull to raise.
Saw Lift Control
Saw Lift Control
This lever raises or lowers saw.
This lever raises or lowers saw.
•
Push to lower.
•
Push to lower.
•
Pull to raise.
•
Pull to raise.
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Cruise Control Selector
Cruise Control Selector
This optional switch activates the
cruise control feature.
This optional switch activates the
cruise control feature.
•
Press right to turn on.
•
Press right to turn on.
•
Press left to turn off.
•
Press left to turn off.
Only select cruise control when:
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SAW CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Only select cruise control when:
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gearbox control is in low
•
gearbox control is in low
•
hydraulic motor switch is set at low
•
hydraulic motor switch is set at low
•
ground drive is in neutral.
•
ground drive is in neutral.
Cruise Control RPM Control
Cruise Control RPM Control
This optional control adjusts
engine rpm.
This optional control adjusts
engine rpm.
•
Turn clockwise to increase
engine rpm. This typically
decreases ground speed.
•
Turn clockwise to increase
engine rpm. This typically
decreases ground speed.
•
Turn counterclockwise to
decrease engine rpm. This
typically increases ground
speed.
•
Turn counterclockwise to
decrease engine rpm. This
typically increases ground
speed.
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SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
Crushing weight could cause
death or serious injury. Use proper procedures
and equipment or stay away.
NOTICE: Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised. Contact
your Ditch Witch dealer about counterweighting for your
equipment.
NOTICE: Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised. Contact
your Ditch Witch dealer about counterweighting for your
equipment.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment and
work methods. Use and maintain
proper safety equipment.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment and
work methods. Use and maintain
proper safety equipment.
NOTICE: Know and comply with regulations covering One-Call
service and utility notification before digging.
NOTICE: Know and comply with regulations covering One-Call
service and utility notification before digging.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
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SETUP
SETUP
Before First Use and After Replacing Bits
Before First Use and After Replacing Bits
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Unless otherwise instructed, all service should be
performed with tractor off.
•
Unless otherwise instructed, all service should be
performed with tractor off.
•
See weld notice at the end of this chapter.
•
See weld notice at the end of this chapter.
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Check bit clearance.
Check bit clearance.
1. Check that all bits are properly secured.
1. Check that all bits are properly secured.
2. Check that all bit retaining rings are secure.
2. Check that all bit retaining rings are secure.
3. Spin wheel by hand and listen for bits hitting diverters.
3. Spin wheel by hand and listen for bits hitting diverters.
4. If bits hit diverters, repeat steps 1-3 to make sure bits are in
the proper location and secured at proper depth.
4. If bits hit diverters, repeat steps 1-3 to make sure bits are in
the proper location and secured at proper depth.
5. If bits do not hit diverters:
5. If bits do not hit diverters:
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Set parking brake.
•
Set parking brake.
•
Fasten and adjust seat belt.
•
Fasten and adjust seat belt.
•
Start tractor and adjust throttle.
•
Start tractor and adjust throttle.
•
Raise saw slightly.
•
Raise saw slightly.
•
Use attachment speed/direction control to rotate saw
slowly. As it rotates, listen for clicking sounds. If clicking
is present, repeat steps 1-4.
•
Use attachment speed/direction control to rotate saw
slowly. As it rotates, listen for clicking sounds. If clicking
is present, repeat steps 1-4.
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SETUP
SETUP
Normal Use
Normal Use
1.
1.
Fasten and adjust seat belt.
Fasten and adjust seat belt.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR start-up procedures.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR start-up procedures.
3. Drive to starting point. Move in line with planned trench. See
TRACTOR for operating procedures.
3. Drive to starting point. Move in line with planned trench. See
TRACTOR for operating procedures.
4. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
4. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
5. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
5. Move gearbox control to 1 (low).
6. Tilt steering wheel column up.
6. Tilt steering wheel column up.
7. Swivel seat to the work position.
7. Swivel seat to the work position.
8. Engage axle lock.
8. Engage axle lock.
9. Lower saw to just above ground.
9. Lower saw to just above ground.
10. Lower stabilizers until distance from bottom of skid shoe to
bottom of saw bits equals desired trench depth.
10. Lower stabilizers until distance from bottom of skid shoe to
bottom of saw bits equals desired trench depth.
11. Check that saw is in line with planned trench and that tires
are pointing straight ahead.
11. Check that saw is in line with planned trench and that tires
are pointing straight ahead.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
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Jobsite hazards could cause
death or serious injury. Use correct equipment
and work methods. Use and maintain proper
safety equipment.
Jobsite hazards could cause
death or serious injury. Use correct equipment
and work methods. Use and maintain proper
safety equipment.
NOTICE: Cutting or drilling concrete containing sand or rock
containing quartz may result in exposure to silica dust. Use
respirator, water spray or other means to control dust. Silica
dust can cause lung disease and is known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
NOTICE: Cutting or drilling concrete containing sand or rock
containing quartz may result in exposure to silica dust. Use
respirator, water spray or other means to control dust. Silica
dust can cause lung disease and is known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
Electrical shock. Contacting
electrical lines will cause death or serious injury.
Know location of lines and stay away.
Electrical shock. Contacting
electrical lines will cause death or serious injury.
Know location of lines and stay away.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could result
in death, injury, or property damage. Learn to
use equipment correctly.
NOTICE: Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised. Contact
your Ditch Witch dealer about counterweighting for your
equipment.
NOTICE: Use attachments or counterweights to make front and
rear loads balance when all attachments are raised. Contact
your Ditch Witch dealer about counterweighting for your
equipment.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Flying objects thrown by
machine may strike people. Wear hard hat and
safety glasses.
Flying objects thrown by
machine may strike people. Wear hard hat and
safety glasses.
Moving digging teeth will kill you
or cut off arm or leg. Stay away.
Moving digging teeth will kill you
or cut off arm or leg. Stay away.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Machine might jerk when digging starts. Allow 3’
(1 m) between digging teeth and obstacle.
•
Machine might jerk when digging starts. Allow 3’
(1 m) between digging teeth and obstacle.
•
Keep everyone at least 6’ (2 m) from machine,
attachments, and their range of movement.
•
Keep everyone at least 6’ (2 m) from machine,
attachments, and their range of movement.
1. Adjust throttle to low idle.
1. Adjust throttle to low idle.
2. Move attachment speed/direction control to desired speed.
SAW WILL TURN.
2. Move attachment speed/direction control to desired speed.
SAW WILL TURN.
3. Slowly lower saw to trench depth.
3. Slowly lower saw to trench depth.
Incorrect procedures
could result in death, injury, or property
damage. Learn to use equipment
correctly.
Incorrect procedures
could result in death, injury, or property
damage. Learn to use equipment
correctly.
NOTICE: Ensure that stabilizers are in contact with
the ground while sawing. Failure to use stabilizers
correctly will damage equipment.
NOTICE: Ensure that stabilizers are in contact with
the ground while sawing. Failure to use stabilizers
correctly will damage equipment.
4. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
4. Release parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
5. Increase engine speed to full throttle.
5. Increase engine speed to full throttle.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
6. Push ground drive control forward to trenching speed.
6. Push ground drive control forward to trenching speed.
7. When trench is complete, adjust throttle to low idle.
7. When trench is complete, adjust throttle to low idle.
8. Raise saw and stabilizers.
8. Raise saw and stabilizers.
As saw clears top of trench, move attachment speed/
direction control to neutral.
As saw clears top of trench, move attachment speed/
direction control to neutral.
9. Swivel seat to the drive position.
9. Swivel seat to the drive position.
10. Tilt steering wheel column down.
10. Tilt steering wheel column down.
11. Drive a short distance away from work site.
11. Drive a short distance away from work site.
12. Disengage axle lock.
12. Disengage axle lock.
Drive tractor in reverse 6’ (2 m) while turning steering wheel
left to right to fully disengage axle lock.
13. Shut down tractor. See TRACTOR for proper shutdown
procedures.
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Drive tractor in reverse 6’ (2 m) while turning steering wheel
left to right to fully disengage axle lock.
13. Shut down tractor. See TRACTOR for proper shutdown
procedures.
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OPERATION
Cruise Control Operation
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
OPERATION
Cruise Control Operation
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
1. Ensure ground drive control is in neutral.
1. Ensure ground drive control is in neutral.
2. Ensure hydraulic motor switch is in low.
2. Ensure hydraulic motor switch is in low.
3. Ensure gearbox control is in 1 (low).
3. Ensure gearbox control is in 1 (low).
4. Ensure cruise control selector is in MANUAL.
4. Ensure cruise control selector is in MANUAL.
5. Ensure that all controls are set as desired.
5. Ensure that all controls are set as desired.
6. Move cruise control RPM control to arrow at center.
6. Move cruise control RPM control to arrow at center.
7. Move cruise control selector to AUTO.
7. Move cruise control selector to AUTO.
8. Following procedures in "Operation," begin sawing to desired
depth.
8. Following procedures in "Operation," begin sawing to desired
depth.
9. When desired depth is reached, ensure throttle is fully open.
9. When desired depth is reached, ensure throttle is fully open.
10. Slowly move ground drive control to full forward position.
10. Slowly move ground drive control to full forward position.
11. Slowly adjust cruise control rpm control to match digging
conditions. In harder digging conditions, higher cruise control
rpm setting may improve digging performance. In easier
digging conditions, lower cruise control rpm setting may
increase ground drive speed. See "Operating Tips."
11. Slowly adjust cruise control rpm control to match digging
conditions. In harder digging conditions, higher cruise control
rpm setting may improve digging performance. In easier
digging conditions, lower cruise control rpm setting may
increase ground drive speed. See "Operating Tips."
12. When finished digging, move ground drive control to neutral.
12. When finished digging, move ground drive control to neutral.
13. Move cruise control selector to MANUAL.
13. Move cruise control selector to MANUAL.
14. Allow saw to dig itself free before stopping attachment.
14. Allow saw to dig itself free before stopping attachment.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
Backfilling
Backfilling
1. Position unit at end of trench, several feet from spoils. Aim
tractor at outer edge of spoils.
1. Position unit at end of trench, several feet from spoils. Aim
tractor at outer edge of spoils.
2. Adjust backfill blade to fit land contour.
2. Adjust backfill blade to fit land contour.
3. Move outer edge of spoils toward trench. Take two or more
passes at spoils rather than moving all spoils at once.
3. Move outer edge of spoils toward trench. Take two or more
passes at spoils rather than moving all spoils at once.
4. Repeat on other side of trench, if necessary.
4. Repeat on other side of trench, if necessary.
5. Engage float and make final pass over trench.
5. Engage float and make final pass over trench.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
OPERATING TIPS
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Work slowly and carefully.
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Work slowly and carefully.
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Wash bits and mounting blocks with high pressure water
before parking unit overnight.
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Wash bits and mounting blocks with high pressure water
before parking unit overnight.
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Before operating saw, check bits for free rotation. Tap bits
lightly with a hammer and turn by hand. If bits are stuck,
remove and clean packed soil from bit block.
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Before operating saw, check bits for free rotation. Tap bits
lightly with a hammer and turn by hand. If bits are stuck,
remove and clean packed soil from bit block.
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For best results, use retaining clip loading and removing tool
and a knock-out bar included with saw to remove and reinsert
bits.
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For best results, use retaining clip loading and removing tool
and a knock-out bar included with saw to remove and reinsert
bits.
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Carbide bits are recommended for cutting abrasive material,
such as sandstone or frozen sands or gravels.
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Carbide bits are recommended for cutting abrasive material,
such as sandstone or frozen sands or gravels.
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Saw use is not recommended for soft, wet, or sticky soil
conditions.
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Saw use is not recommended for soft, wet, or sticky soil
conditions.
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Lower saw into softer material then move into harder or
abrasive material. For example, lower saw into dirt at shoulder
before cutting across road.
•
Lower saw into softer material then move into harder or
abrasive material. For example, lower saw into dirt at shoulder
before cutting across road.
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If a curved trench must be cut, make a series of straight cuts.
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If a curved trench must be cut, make a series of straight cuts.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Bits and Bit Holders
Bits and Bit Holders
Using worn bits and bit holders will reduce efficiency and damage
equipment. Replacement bits and bit holders are available from
your Ditch Witch dealer.
Using worn bits and bit holders will reduce efficiency and damage
equipment. Replacement bits and bit holders are available from
your Ditch Witch dealer.
Block Repair Jigs
Block Repair Jigs
If the block or plate housing bit holder is worn or damaged, a new
block can be welded to the segment. Use Block Repair Jig
available from your Ditch Witch dealer and an E7018 or
equivalent.
If the block or plate housing bit holder is worn or damaged, a new
block can be welded to the segment. Use Block Repair Jig
available from your Ditch Witch dealer and an E7018 or
equivalent.
NOTICE: Welding can damage electronics.
NOTICE: Welding can damage electronics.
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Welding currents can damage electronic components.
Always disconnect the ECU ground connection from
the frame, harness connections to the ECU, and other
electronic components prior to welding on machine or
attachments. Connect welder ground close to welding
point and make sure no electronic components are in
the ground path. We recommend that NO WELDING
signs be prominently displayed on machine.
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Welding currents can damage electronic components.
Always disconnect the ECU ground connection from
the frame, harness connections to the ECU, and other
electronic components prior to welding on machine or
attachments. Connect welder ground close to welding
point and make sure no electronic components are in
the ground path. We recommend that NO WELDING
signs be prominently displayed on machine.
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Disconnect battery at battery disconnect switch before
welding to prevent damage to battery.
•
Disconnect battery at battery disconnect switch before
welding to prevent damage to battery.
•
Do not turn off battery disconnect switch with engine
running, or alternator and other electronic devices may
be damaged.
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Do not turn off battery disconnect switch with engine
running, or alternator and other electronic devices may
be damaged.
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BACKHOE CONTROLS OVERVIEW
BACKHOE ATTACHMENT
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BACKHOE CONTROLS OVERVIEW
BACKHOE ATTACHMENT
BACKHOE CONTROLS OVERVIEW
BACKHOE CONTROLS OVERVIEW
1. Remote backfill blade control
1. Remote backfill blade control
2. Left stabilizer control
2. Left stabilizer control
3. Boom/swing control
3. Boom/swing control
4. Remote engine throttle control
4. Remote engine throttle control
5. Work light control
5. Work light control
6. Swing lock pin
6. Swing lock pin
7. Remote engine stop switch
7. Remote engine stop switch
8. Bucket/dipper stick control
8. Bucket/dipper stick control
9. Stow lock control
9. Stow lock control
10. Right stabilizer control
10. Right stabilizer control
11. Remote ground drive control
11. Remote ground drive control
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BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Remote Backfill Blade Control
Remote Backfill Blade Control
This control raises or lowers backfill
blade.
This control raises or lowers backfill
blade.
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Pull to raise.
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Pull to raise.
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Push to lower.
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Push to lower.
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Stabilizer Controls
Stabilizer Controls
These controls raise or lower
stabilizers.
These controls raise or lower
stabilizers.
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Pull in to raise.
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Pull in to raise.
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Push out to lower.
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Push out to lower.
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Boom/Swing Control
Boom/Swing Control
This control moves boom left or
right and raises or lowers boom.
This control moves boom left or
right and raises or lowers boom.
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Move left to swing left.
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Move left to swing left.
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Move right to swing right.
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Move right to swing right.
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Pull to raise.
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Pull to raise.
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Push to lower.
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Push to lower.
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Control can perform more than one action at a time. Using them
together, operator can “feather,” or combine, backhoe operations.
NOTICE: Do not operate backhoe with control in the stowed
(upright) position. Component failure could occur. Return
control to stowed position when finished operating.
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Control can perform more than one action at a time. Using them
together, operator can “feather,” or combine, backhoe operations.
NOTICE: Do not operate backhoe with control in the stowed
(upright) position. Component failure could occur. Return
control to stowed position when finished operating.
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BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Remote Engine Throttle Control
Remote Engine Throttle Control
This control lever adjusts engine
throttle.
This control lever adjusts engine
throttle.
•
Pull back to decrease engine
speed.
•
Pull back to decrease engine
speed.
•
Push forward to increase engine
speed.
•
Push forward to increase engine
speed.
IMPORTANT: Remote throttle will only function above throttle
setting at operator station.
IMPORTANT: Remote throttle will only function above throttle
setting at operator station.
NOTICE: Before returning to tractor operator station:
NOTICE: Before returning to tractor operator station:
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return remote throttle to low idle
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return remote throttle to low idle
•
raise stabilizers
•
raise stabilizers
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stow and lock boom
•
stow and lock boom
Work Light Control
Work Light Control
This control operates optional
backhoe work lights.
This control operates optional
backhoe work lights.
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BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Swing Lock Pin
Swing Lock Pin
This pin locks boom from swinging right or left during transport.
This pin locks boom from swinging right or left during transport.
To lock:
To lock:
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First engage stow lock. See
“Stow Lock Control” later in this
chapter.
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First engage stow lock. See
“Stow Lock Control” later in this
chapter.
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Insert swing lock pin into hole (1).
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Insert swing lock pin into hole (1).
To release:
To release:
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•
Remove swing lock pin and store
in hole (2).
IMPORTANT: Do not store in holes marked with an
“X.” Backhoe could swing into pin and destroy it.
•
Release stow lock. See “Stow Lock Control” later in this
chapter.
Remove swing lock pin and store
in hole (2).
IMPORTANT: Do not store in holes marked with an
“X.” Backhoe could swing into pin and destroy it.
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Release stow lock. See “Stow Lock Control” later in this
chapter.
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BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Remote Engine Stop Switch
Remote Engine Stop Switch
This control stops machine
immediately. Return to idle before
using stop switch except in
emergency.
This control stops machine
immediately. Return to idle before
using stop switch except in
emergency.
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NOTICE: To prevent damage to turbocharger, do not shut
down engine at full throttle or under load. Should engine die,
immediately remove load and restart engine.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to turbocharger, do not shut
down engine at full throttle or under load. Should engine die,
immediately remove load and restart engine.
Bucket/Dipper Stick Control
Bucket/Dipper Stick Control
This control opens or closes
bucket and moves dipper in or out.
This control opens or closes
bucket and moves dipper in or out.
•
Move right to open bucket
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Move right to open bucket
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Move left to close bucket.
•
Move left to close bucket.
•
Pull to move dipper in.
•
Pull to move dipper in.
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Push to move dipper out.
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Push to move dipper out.
Control can perform more than one action at a time. Using them
together, operator can “feather,” or combine backhoe operations.
Control can perform more than one action at a time. Using them
together, operator can “feather,” or combine backhoe operations.
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Stow Lock Control
Stow Lock Control
This control locks boom during
transport.
This control locks boom during
transport.
To lock:
To lock:
•
Raise boom fully.
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Raise boom fully.
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Pull stow lock control handle
back.
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Pull stow lock control handle
back.
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Lower boom slightly to to engage lock.
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Lower boom slightly to to engage lock.
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Insert swing lock pin.
•
Insert swing lock pin.
To release:
To release:
•
Remove swing lock pin and store in pin holder located on left
stabilizer support.
•
Remove swing lock pin and store in pin holder located on left
stabilizer support.
•
Lift boom slightly.
•
Lift boom slightly.
•
Push stow lock control handle forward to release lock.
•
Push stow lock control handle forward to release lock.
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BACKHOE CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS
Remote Ground Drive Control
Remote Ground Drive Control
This control is used to move machine
backward or forward while in
backhoe operator station.
This control is used to move machine
backward or forward while in
backhoe operator station.
•
Push handle for forward
movement.
•
Push handle for forward
movement.
•
Pull handle for reverse
movement.
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Pull handle for reverse
movement.
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NOTICE: Do not operate remote ground drive control without
raising backfill blade. Do not move more than 30’ (10 m) at a
time.
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NOTICE: Do not operate remote ground drive control without
raising backfill blade. Do not move more than 30’ (10 m) at a
time.
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SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
1. Move attachment speed/direction control to neutral position.
1. Move attachment speed/direction control to neutral position.
2. Apply service brake.
2. Apply service brake.
3. Move ground drive control to neutral position.
3. Move ground drive control to neutral position.
4. Shift gearbox control to 1 (low).
4. Shift gearbox control to 1 (low).
5. Lower rear attachment to 6” (150 mm) above ground.
5. Lower rear attachment to 6” (150 mm) above ground.
6. Check that backfill blade is straight and lower it to ground.
6. Check that backfill blade is straight and lower it to ground.
7. Decrease engine speed to low throttle.
7. Decrease engine speed to low throttle.
8. Move to backhoe operator’s station.
8. Move to backhoe operator’s station.
9. Lower stabilizers enough to lift front tires.
9. Lower stabilizers enough to lift front tires.
10. Remove swing lock pin from hole
(1) and store in hole (2).
10. Remove swing lock pin from hole
(1) and store in hole (2).
11. Raise boom to release tension
on stow lock.
11. Raise boom to release tension
on stow lock.
12. Release stow lock by pushing
handle forward.
12. Release stow lock by pushing
handle forward.
13. Adjust engine speed to 1/2 to 3/4
throttle for digging.
13. Adjust engine speed to 1/2 to 3/4
throttle for digging.
NOTICE: Engine speed affects speed of backhoe operation.
NOTICE: Engine speed affects speed of backhoe operation.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
OPERATION
1. Use boom/swing control and bucket/dipper control to dig hole
or trench.
1. Use boom/swing control and bucket/dipper control to dig hole
or trench.
•
Keep dipper and
boom at right
angles as much
as possible for
maximum power.
•
Keep bucket in
line with dipper as
much as
possible.
•
Position bucket
so teeth cut soil.
As soil is cut, curl
bucket under
dipper.
•
Move dipper and
bucket together.
Increasing
engine speed will
not increase
backhoe force.
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Keep dipper and
boom at right
angles as much
as possible for
maximum power.
•
Keep bucket in
line with dipper as
much as
possible.
•
Position bucket
so teeth cut soil.
As soil is cut, curl
bucket under
dipper.
•
Move dipper and
bucket together.
Increasing
engine speed will
not increase
backhoe force.
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STOW
STOW
STOW
STOW
NOTICE: Before returning to tractor operator station:
NOTICE: Before returning to tractor operator station:
•
raise stabilizers
•
raise stabilizers
•
return remote throttle to low idle
•
return remote throttle to low idle
•
stow and lock boom
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stow and lock boom
1. When hole or trench is complete, lift boom while keeping
dipper pointed at ground.
1. When hole or trench is complete, lift boom while keeping
dipper pointed at ground.
2. Curl bucket closed and move
dipper fully toward boom.
2. Curl bucket closed and move
dipper fully toward boom.
3. Lift boom to highest position
and latch stow lock.
3. Lift boom to highest position
and latch stow lock.
4. Lower boom slightly to to
engage lock.
4. Lower boom slightly to to
engage lock.
5. Engage swing lock. See
“Swing Lock Pin” earlier in
this chapter.
5. Engage swing lock. See
“Swing Lock Pin” earlier in
this chapter.
6. Raise stabilizers.
6. Raise stabilizers.
7. Return remote throttle to low
idle.
7. Return remote throttle to low
idle.
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DRILLING ATTACHMENT
Turning shaft will kill you or
crush arm or leg. Stay away.
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DRILLING ATTACHMENT
Turning shaft will kill you or
crush arm or leg. Stay away.
NOTICE: Keep everybody at least 10’ (3 m) away from drill pipe
during operation. Do not straddle trench or drill pipe while
drilling.
NOTICE: Keep everybody at least 10’ (3 m) away from drill pipe
during operation. Do not straddle trench or drill pipe while
drilling.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment
and work methods. Use and
maintain proper safety
equipment.
Jobsite hazards
could cause death or serious
injury. Use correct equipment
and work methods. Use and
maintain proper safety
equipment.
NOTICE: Set up warning barriers and keep people away from
equipment and jobsite while drilling.
NOTICE: Set up warning barriers and keep people away from
equipment and jobsite while drilling.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage.
Learn to use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage.
Learn to use equipment correctly.
Improper control function could
cause death or serious injury. If control does not
work as described in instructions, stop machine
and have it serviced.
Improper control function could
cause death or serious injury. If control does not
work as described in instructions, stop machine
and have it serviced.
NOTICE: Do not tape or tie down switch or lever.
NOTICE: Do not tape or tie down switch or lever.
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DRILLING ATTACHMENT CONTROL DESCRIPTION
DRILLING ATTACHMENT CONTROL DESCRIPTION
DRILLING ATTACHMENT CONTROL
DESCRIPTION
DRILLING ATTACHMENT CONTROL
DESCRIPTION
Drilling Control
Drilling Control
This switch controls drill string
rotation.
This switch controls drill string
rotation.
•
To rotate clockwise, press top.
•
To rotate clockwise, press top.
•
To rotate counterclockwise,
press bottom.
•
To rotate counterclockwise,
press bottom.
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IMPORTANT: Always
rotate clockwise during
drilling and backreaming.
Rotate counterclockwise
only to dislodge a dry
bore bit or reamer that
has siezed in the bore
hole.
IMPORTANT: Always
rotate clockwise during
drilling and backreaming.
Rotate counterclockwise
only to dislodge a dry
bore bit or reamer that
has siezed in the bore
hole.
IMPORTANT:
IMPORTANT:
•
This switch is spring-loaded and will automatically stop the
drilling attachment when released.
•
This switch is spring-loaded and will automatically stop the
drilling attachment when released.
•
If using only remote handle, switch will not be mounted on
dash.
•
If using only remote handle, switch will not be mounted on
dash.
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PREPARE JOBSITE AND EQUIPMENT
PREPARE JOBSITE AND EQUIPMENT
PREPARE JOBSITE AND EQUIPMENT
PREPARE JOBSITE AND EQUIPMENT
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Approach Trench (1)
Approach Trench (1)
1. Mark path where you intend to drill.
1. Mark path where you intend to drill.
2. Dig an approach trench (1) along the intended bore path.
2. Dig an approach trench (1) along the intended bore path.
IMPORTANT: The approach trench should be at least:
IMPORTANT: The approach trench should be at least:
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deep enough for pipe to lay flat and enter soil
at correct angle
•
deep enough for pipe to lay flat and enter soil
at correct angle
•
20’ (6 m) long
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20’ (6 m) long
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4" (100 mm) wide
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4" (100 mm) wide
Target Trench (2)
Target Trench (2)
1. Select a completion point for the drilling project.
1. Select a completion point for the drilling project.
2. Dig a target trench (2) across the anticipated completion
point.
2. Dig a target trench (2) across the anticipated completion
point.
IMPORTANT: The actual length of the target trench
depends on soil conditions and length of pipe sections.
Make it deep enough for drill bit to enter slightly above
the trench floor.
IMPORTANT: The actual length of the target trench
depends on soil conditions and length of pipe sections.
Make it deep enough for drill bit to enter slightly above
the trench floor.
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Drill Pipe and Equipment
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Drill Pipe and Equipment
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1. Assemble at least 20’ (6 m), but not more than 30’ (9 m), of
drill rod.
1. Assemble at least 20’ (6 m), but not more than 30’ (9 m), of
drill rod.
NOTICE: More than 10-15’ (3-4.5 m) of drill rod out of
the trench increases the tendency of drill rod to bend.
NOTICE: More than 10-15’ (3-4.5 m) of drill rod out of
the trench increases the tendency of drill rod to bend.
2. Install drill bit to the cutting end of the drill string.
2. Install drill bit to the cutting end of the drill string.
3. Put drill string in approach trench.
3. Put drill string in approach trench.
4. Move tractor to the approach trench and align the drilling
attachment with the intended bore path.
4. Move tractor to the approach trench and align the drilling
attachment with the intended bore path.
5. Turn off engine.
5. Turn off engine.
6. Attach drill string to drilling attachment.
6. Attach drill string to drilling attachment.
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DRILL
DRILL
DRILL
DRILL
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EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN: Release drilling control and turn
ignition switch to STOP.
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN: Release drilling control and turn
ignition switch to STOP.
1. Start tractor’s engine and begin clockwise (forward) rotation.
1. Start tractor’s engine and begin clockwise (forward) rotation.
2. Slowly advance tractor while maintaining clockwise rotation.
2. Slowly advance tractor while maintaining clockwise rotation.
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Drilling too quickly causes bit to drift off course and may
bend drill rod. After bore path is established, speed may be
slightly increased.
•
Drilling too quickly causes bit to drift off course and may
bend drill rod. After bore path is established, speed may be
slightly increased.
•
If drill rod starts to bend, stop forward movement of unit
and back the unit slightly until rod straightens. Do not drill
with bent rod.
•
If drill rod starts to bend, stop forward movement of unit
and back the unit slightly until rod straightens. Do not drill
with bent rod.
•
If drill rod hits an obstruction, rotate drill string
counterclockwise to back up slightly.
•
If drill rod hits an obstruction, rotate drill string
counterclockwise to back up slightly.
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DRILL
Using Drill String Guide
DRILL
Using Drill String Guide
Turning shaft will kill you or
crush arm or leg. Stay away.
Turning shaft will kill you or
crush arm or leg. Stay away.
NOTICE: Keep everybody at least 10’ (3 m) away from drill rod
during operation. Do not straddle trench or drill rod while drilling.
NOTICE: Keep everybody at least 10’ (3 m) away from drill rod
during operation. Do not straddle trench or drill rod while drilling.
Use drill string guide to align drill
string as it enters the soil. When
using drill string guide, follow these
guidelines:
Use drill string guide to align drill
string as it enters the soil. When
using drill string guide, follow these
guidelines:
•
Use only approved
Ditch Witch drill string guide (p/n
179-737).
•
Use only approved
Ditch Witch drill string guide (p/n
179-737).
•
Stand only on the left side of the
approach trench.
•
Stand only on the left side of the
approach trench.
•
Keep drill string guide at least 3’
(1 m) behind bit.
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Keep drill string guide at least 3’
(1 m) behind bit.
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Use drill string guide to control
only the first 5’ (1.5 m) of the bore path.
•
Use drill string guide to control
only the first 5’ (1.5 m) of the bore path.
•
After drilling 5’ (1.5 m), stop unit and remove drill string guide.
•
After drilling 5’ (1.5 m), stop unit and remove drill string guide.
•
Do not use drill string guide during backreaming or any time
the drill string is being pulled back.
•
Do not use drill string guide during backreaming or any time
the drill string is being pulled back.
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ADD ROD
ADD ROD
ADD ROD
ADD ROD
1. Stop drilling attachment.
1. Stop drilling attachment.
2. Back up tractor 6" (150 mm) to loosen drill rod in ground.
2. Back up tractor 6" (150 mm) to loosen drill rod in ground.
3. Disconnect drill rod from drilling attachment.
3. Disconnect drill rod from drilling attachment.
4. Move tractor away from bore.
4. Move tractor away from bore.
5. Add one drill rod to continue bore.
5. Add one drill rod to continue bore.
BACKREAM
BACKREAM
After drill bit enters target trench, the bore hole may be enlarged
by changing the drill bit to a backreamer and drawing it back
through the initial bore.
After drill bit enters target trench, the bore hole may be enlarged
by changing the drill bit to a backreamer and drawing it back
through the initial bore.
1. Turn tractor ignition switch to STOP.
1. Turn tractor ignition switch to STOP.
2. Replace drill bit with backreamer.
2. Replace drill bit with backreamer.
3. Start tractor engine and begin clockwise rotation.
3. Start tractor engine and begin clockwise rotation.
IMPORTANT: Always rotate clockwise during
backreaming. Rotate counterclockwise only to dislodge
a dry bore bit or reamer that has siezed in the bore hole.
IMPORTANT: Always rotate clockwise during
backreaming. Rotate counterclockwise only to dislodge
a dry bore bit or reamer that has siezed in the bore hole.
4. Slowly back up tractor while maintaining rotation.
4. Slowly back up tractor while maintaining rotation.
5. When backreamer exits the bore hole, stop rotation
immediately.
5. When backreamer exits the bore hole, stop rotation
immediately.
IMPORTANT:
IMPORTANT:
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Do not try to increase hole size too much in one pass.
Several passes using successively larger reamers will
save wear on machine.
•
Do not try to increase hole size too much in one pass.
Several passes using successively larger reamers will
save wear on machine.
•
During backreaming, keep drill string straight. Sharp bends
in the drill rod at the motor coupling can cause rod failure.
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During backreaming, keep drill string straight. Sharp bends
in the drill rod at the motor coupling can cause rod failure.
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DISASSEMBLE JOINTS
DISASSEMBLE JOINTS
DISASSEMBLE JOINTS
DISASSEMBLE JOINTS
1. Press tab through hole in
female side of joint using
special tool or screwdriver.
1. Press tab through hole in
female side of joint using
special tool or screwdriver.
2. Pull rods apart.
2. Pull rods apart.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Drill Rod
Drill Rod
Bent or damaged drill rod might break when being pushed.
Replacement drill rod and connectors are available through your
Ditch Witch dealer.
Bent or damaged drill rod might break when being pushed.
Replacement drill rod and connectors are available through your
Ditch Witch dealer.
Bits and Backreamers
Bits and Backreamers
Bits and backreamers are available in a variety of sizes and types
to match jobsite needs. Contact your Ditch Witch dealer for more
information.
Bits and backreamers are available in a variety of sizes and types
to match jobsite needs. Contact your Ditch Witch dealer for more
information.
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
SERVICE
SERVICE
Proper lubrication and maintenance protects Ditch Witch
equipment from damage and failure. In extreme conditions,
service machine more frequently.
Proper lubrication and maintenance protects Ditch Witch
equipment from damage and failure. In extreme conditions,
service machine more frequently.
Use only recommended lubricants. Fill to capacities listed in
SPECIFICATIONS.
Use only recommended lubricants. Fill to capacities listed in
SPECIFICATIONS.
Recommended Lubricants
Recommended Lubricants
DEO
John Deere Plus-50® or eqivalent multi-viscosity diesel engine
oils meeting ACEA specification E4/E5. Other multi-viscosity
diesel engine oils meeting API classifications CI-C4, CH-4, or
ACEA E3 may be used, but only with 250 hour change
intervals.
DEO
John Deere Plus-50® or eqivalent multi-viscosity diesel engine
oils meeting ACEA specification E4/E5. Other multi-viscosity
diesel engine oils meeting API classifications CI-C4, CH-4, or
ACEA E3 may be used, but only with 250 hour change
intervals.
MPG
Multipurpose grease
MPG
Multipurpose grease
EPG
Extreme pressure grease
EPG
Extreme pressure grease
MPL
Multipurpose gear oil (SAE 80W90) meeting API service
classification GL-5
MPL
Multipurpose gear oil (SAE 80W90) meeting API service
classification GL-5
BRAKE
DOT 3 brake fluid
BRAKE
DOT 3 brake fluid
THF
Tractor hydraulic fluid, similar to Phillips 66 HG, Mobilfluid 423,
Chevron Tractor Hydraulic Fluid, Texaco TDH Oil, or equivalent
THF
Tractor hydraulic fluid, similar to Phillips 66 HG, Mobilfluid 423,
Chevron Tractor Hydraulic Fluid, Texaco TDH Oil, or equivalent
DEAC
Diesel engine antifreeze/coolant meeting ASTM D5345
(prediluted) or D4985 (concentrate) with SCAs meeting John
Deere JDM H24A2
DEAC
Diesel engine antifreeze/coolant meeting ASTM D5345
(prediluted) or D4985 (concentrate) with SCAs meeting John
Deere JDM H24A2
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APPROVED COOLANT
APPROVED COOLANT
APPROVED COOLANT
APPROVED COOLANT
This unit was filled with John Deere Cool-Gard coolant before
shipment from factory. Add only John Deere Cool-Gard (p/n 255006) or any fully-formulated, ethylene glycol based, low-silicate,
heavy-duty diesel engine coolant meeting ASTM specification
D5345 (prediluted) or D4985 (concentrate) and containing
supplemental coolant additives (SCAs) meeting John Deere
specification JDM H24A2.
This unit was filled with John Deere Cool-Gard coolant before
shipment from factory. Add only John Deere Cool-Gard (p/n 255006) or any fully-formulated, ethylene glycol based, low-silicate,
heavy-duty diesel engine coolant meeting ASTM specification
D5345 (prediluted) or D4985 (concentrate) and containing
supplemental coolant additives (SCAs) meeting John Deere
specification JDM H24A2.
NOTICE: Do not use water or high-silicate automotive-type
coolant. This will lead to engine damage or premature engine
failure.
NOTICE: Do not use water or high-silicate automotive-type
coolant. This will lead to engine damage or premature engine
failure.
NOTICE: Do not mix heavy-duty diesel engine coolant and
automotive-type coolant. This will lead coolant breakdown and
engine damage.
NOTICE: Do not mix heavy-duty diesel engine coolant and
automotive-type coolant. This will lead coolant breakdown and
engine damage.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage. Learn
to use equipment correctly.
Incorrect procedures could
result in death, injury, or property damage. Learn
to use equipment correctly.
NOTICES:
NOTICES:
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Unless otherwise instructed, all service should be
performed with engine off.
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Unless otherwise instructed, all service should be
performed with engine off.
•
Refer to engine manufacturer’s manual for engine
maintenance instructions.
•
Refer to engine manufacturer’s manual for engine
maintenance instructions.
•
Before servicing equipment, lower unstowed attachments
to ground
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Before servicing equipment, lower unstowed attachments
to ground
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Welding Precaution
Welding Precaution
Welding Precaution
NOTICE: Welding can damage electronics.
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Welding currents can damage electronic components.
Always disconnect the ECU ground connection from
the frame, harness connections to the ECU, and other
electronic components prior to welding on machine or
attachments. Connect welder ground close to welding
point and make sure no electronic components are in
the ground path. We recommend that NO WELDING
signs be prominently displayed on machine.
•
Welding currents can damage electronic components.
Always disconnect the ECU ground connection from
the frame, harness connections to the ECU, and other
electronic components prior to welding on machine or
attachments. Connect welder ground close to welding
point and make sure no electronic components are in
the ground path. We recommend that NO WELDING
signs be prominently displayed on machine.
•
Disconnect battery at battery disconnect switch before
welding to prevent damage to battery.
•
Disconnect battery at battery disconnect switch before
welding to prevent damage to battery.
•
Do not turn off battery disconnect switch with engine
running, or alternator and other electronic devices may
be damaged.
•
Do not turn off battery disconnect switch with engine
running, or alternator and other electronic devices may
be damaged.
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OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW
(DEO) diesel engine oil
(MPL) 80W90 multipurpose lubricant
(ATF) Automatic transmission fluid
OVERVIEW
(THF) Tractor hydraulic fluid
Brake fluid
(EPG) Extreme pressure grease
(applies only to tractors equipped with
powershift transmission)
Change filter
OVERVIEW
(DEO) diesel engine oil
(MPL) 80W90 multipurpose lubricant
(ATF) Automatic transmission fluid
(THF) Tractor hydraulic fluid
Brake fluid
(EPG) Extreme pressure grease
(applies only to tractors equipped with
powershift transmission)
Check
Change filter
Check
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TRACTOR
Task
Note
Check engine oil
DEO
Task
Note
Check engine oil
DEO
Check air filter indicator and clean dust
trap
Check water separators and fuel filters
Check water separators and fuel filters
THF
Check hydraulic fluid
Check hydraulic reservoir fill and strainer
Check hydraulic reservoir fill and strainer
Check hydraulic hoses
Check hydraulic hoses
Check coolant level
TRENCHER
TRACTOR
Check air filter indicator and clean dust
trap
Check hydraulic fluid
DEAC
Check coolant level
Check hoses
Check hoses
Check radiator fins
Check radiator fins
Check tire pressure
Check tire pressure
Check wheel lug nuts
295 ft•lb
(400 N•m)
Lube trencher tail roller
EPG
Lube trencher pivot
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THF
DEAC
Check wheel lug nuts
295 ft•lb
(400 N•m)
Lube trencher tail roller
EPG
EPG
Lube trencher pivot
EPG
Lube trencher auger bearings
EPG
Lube trencher auger bearings
EPG
Lube trencher auger shaft
EPG
Lube trencher auger shaft
EPG
TRENCHER
Check trencher auger bolts
Check trencher auger bolts
Check digging chain teeth and bits
Check digging chain teeth and bits
Check digging chain
Check digging chain
Check trencher boom mounting bolts
250 ft•lb
(339 N•m)
Check trencher boom mounting bolts
250 ft•lb
(339 N•m)
Check attachment mounting bolts
200 ft•lb
(271 N•m)
Check attachment mounting bolts
200 ft•lb
(271 N•m)
Check personnel restraint bar bolts
350 ft•lb
(475 N•m)
Check personnel restraint bar bolts
350 ft•lb
(475 N•m)
Check digging chain tension
Check digging chain tension
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PLOW
Lube plow pivots
EPG
Check plow vibrator oil
MPL
PLOW
Lube plow pivots
EPG
Check plow vibrator oil
MPL
Check plow arm pins and bushings
Check plow arm pins and bushings
Check plow connector pivots
Check plow connector pivots
Check attachment mounting bolts
SAW
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200 ft•lb
(271 N•m)
Clean saw
Check attachment mounting bolts
SAW
Clean saw
Clean spoil chutes
Lube saw wheel shaft bearings
200 ft•lb
(271 N•m)
Clean spoil chutes
EPG
Lube saw wheel shaft bearings
Check saw bits
Check saw bits
Check segments
Check segments
EPG
Check segment bolts (initial)
700 ft•lb
(950 N•m)
Check segment bolts (initial)
700 ft•lb
(950 N•m)
Check attachment mounting bolts
200 ft•lb
(271 N•m)
Check attachment mounting bolts
200 ft•lb
(271 N•m)
Tractor
Tractor
Check Engine Oil
Check Engine Oil
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2
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Check engine oil at dipstick (2) before operation and every 10
hours thereafter.
Check engine oil at dipstick (2) before operation and every 10
hours thereafter.
Add DEO at fill as necessary to keep oil level at highest line on
dipstick.
Add DEO at fill as necessary to keep oil level at highest line on
dipstick.
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Check Air Filter Indicator and Clean Dust Trap
Check Air Filter Indicator and Clean Dust Trap
Check air filter indicator (1) and clean dust trap every 10 hours.
Red band indicates filter must be changed. Push button (2) to reset indicator.
Check air filter indicator (1) and clean dust trap every 10 hours.
Red band indicates filter must be changed. Push button (2) to reset indicator.
Clean dust from trap by blowing with low-pressure air every 10
hours.
Clean dust from trap by blowing with low-pressure air every 10
hours.
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Check Water Separators and Fuel Filters
Check Water Separators and Fuel Filters
Check water separators (1) and fuel filters (2) every 10 hours.
Drain at plug as needed until water is removed and fuel runs from
drain.
Check water separators (1) and fuel filters (2) every 10 hours.
Drain at plug as needed until water is removed and fuel runs from
drain.
Check Hydraulic Fluid
Check Hydraulic Fluid
With frame level, check fluid at sight glass every 10 hours.
With frame level, check fluid at sight glass every 10 hours.
Add THF at fill as necessary. Fluid capacity up to sight glass is 24
gal (91 L).
Add THF at fill as necessary. Fluid capacity up to sight glass is 24
gal (91 L).
Clean dust from cap by blowing with low-pressure air.
Clean dust from cap by blowing with low-pressure air.
IMPORTANT: Do not open unless adding hydraulic fluid.
IMPORTANT: Do not open unless adding hydraulic fluid.
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Check Hydraulic Reservoir Fill and Strainer
Check Hydraulic Reservoir Fill and Strainer
Check hydraulic reservoir fill and strainer on operator’s station
step every 10 hours. Wipe away any dirt or debris.
Check hydraulic reservoir fill and strainer on operator’s station
step every 10 hours. Wipe away any dirt or debris.
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Check Hydraulic Hoses
Check Hydraulic Hoses
Check all hydraulic hoses every 10 hours.
Check all hydraulic hoses every 10 hours.
Fluid or air pressure could
pierce skin and cause injury or death. Stay away.
Fluid or air pressure could
pierce skin and cause injury or death. Stay away.
NOTICE: Escaping pressurized fluid can cause injury or pierce
skin and poison.
NOTICE: Escaping pressurized fluid can cause injury or pierce
skin and poison.
•
Before disconnecting a hydraulic line, turn engine off and
operate all controls to relieve pressure. Lower, block, or
support any raised component with a hoist. Cover
connection with heavy cloth and loosen connector nut
slightly to relieve residual pressure. Catch all fluid in a
container.
•
Before disconnecting a hydraulic line, turn engine off and
operate all controls to relieve pressure. Lower, block, or
support any raised component with a hoist. Cover
connection with heavy cloth and loosen connector nut
slightly to relieve residual pressure. Catch all fluid in a
container.
•
Before using system, check that all connections are tight
and all lines are undamaged.
•
Before using system, check that all connections are tight
and all lines are undamaged.
•
Fluid leaks can be hard to detect. Use a piece of cardboard
or wood, rather than hands, to search for leaks.
•
Fluid leaks can be hard to detect. Use a piece of cardboard
or wood, rather than hands, to search for leaks.
•
Wear protective clothing, including gloves and eye
protection.
•
Wear protective clothing, including gloves and eye
protection.
If you are injured, seek immediate medical attention from a
doctor familiar with this type of injury.
If you are injured, seek immediate medical attention from a
doctor familiar with this type of injury.
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Check Coolant Level
Check Coolant Level
With engine cool, check coolant level in auxiliary tank sight glass
every 10 hours. Maintain level so that coolant is visible in sight
glass and no higher than bottom of fill neck. If low, add approved
coolant. Do not overfill.
With engine cool, check coolant level in auxiliary tank sight glass
every 10 hours. Maintain level so that coolant is visible in sight
glass and no higher than bottom of fill neck. If low, add approved
coolant. Do not overfill.
IMPORTANT: See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter
for information on approved coolants.
IMPORTANT: See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter
for information on approved coolants.
Check Hoses
Check Hoses
Check all hoses every 10 hours.
Check all hoses every 10 hours.
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Check Radiator Fins
Check Radiator Fins
Check radiator for dirt, grass, and other foreign matter every 10
hours. Clean out with compressed air or spray wash if required.
Be careful not to damage fins with high pressure air or water.
Check more often if operating in dusty or grassy conditions.
Check radiator for dirt, grass, and other foreign matter every 10
hours. Clean out with compressed air or spray wash if required.
Be careful not to damage fins with high pressure air or water.
Check more often if operating in dusty or grassy conditions.
Check Tire Pressure
Check Tire Pressure
Check tire pressure every 10 hours. See SPECIFICATIONS for
appropriate tire pressures.
Check tire pressure every 10 hours. See SPECIFICATIONS for
appropriate tire pressures.
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Check Wheel Lug Nuts
Check Wheel Lug Nuts
Check tightness of wheel lug nuts (1) every 10 hours. Tighten
lugnuts to 295 ft•lb (400 N•m).
Check tightness of wheel lug nuts (1) every 10 hours. Tighten
lugnuts to 295 ft•lb (400 N•m).
Trencher
Trencher
Lube Trencher Tail Roller
Lube Trencher Tail Roller
Wipe zerks clean and lube every 10 hours with EPG. Lube roller
zerks on both sides of boom.
Wipe zerks clean and lube every 10 hours with EPG. Lube roller
zerks on both sides of boom.
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Lube Trencher Pivot
Lube Trencher Pivot
Wipe five zerks located on right of trencher pivot clean and lube
every 10 hours with EPG.
Wipe five zerks located on right of trencher pivot clean and lube
every 10 hours with EPG.
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Wipe four zerks located on left of trencher pivot clean and lube
every 10 hours with EPG.
Wipe four zerks located on left of trencher pivot clean and lube
every 10 hours with EPG.
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Lube Trencher Auger Bearings
Lube Trencher Auger Bearings
Lube two auger bearing zerks (one on each side) every 10 hours
with EPG.
Lube two auger bearing zerks (one on each side) every 10 hours
with EPG.
Lube Trencher Auger Shaft
Lube Trencher Auger Shaft
Lube four auger shaft zerks (two on each side) every 10 hours
with EPG.
Lube four auger shaft zerks (two on each side) every 10 hours
with EPG.
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Check Trencher Auger Bolts
Check Trencher Auger Bolts
Check trencher auger bolts every 10 hours. For optimum spoils
delivery, adjust augers to match terrain and digging depth.
Check trencher auger bolts every 10 hours. For optimum spoils
delivery, adjust augers to match terrain and digging depth.
Check Digging Chain Teeth and Bits
Check Digging Chain Teeth and Bits
Check teeth for wear every 10 hours. Replace worn teeth, using
Ditch Witch replacement parts and maintaining original tooth
pattern.
Check teeth for wear every 10 hours. Replace worn teeth, using
Ditch Witch replacement parts and maintaining original tooth
pattern.
For more efficient digging, contact your Ditch Witch dealer for
information about the tooth pattern best suited to your jobsite.
For more efficient digging, contact your Ditch Witch dealer for
information about the tooth pattern best suited to your jobsite.
If using rock chain bits, check that bits rotate freely. Clean chain
and check bits after each use. Replace bit when carbide cap or
insert is worn or adapter can be damaged.
If using rock chain bits, check that bits rotate freely. Clean chain
and check bits after each use. Replace bit when carbide cap or
insert is worn or adapter can be damaged.
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Check Digging Chain
Check Digging Chain
Check chain every 10 hours. Replace worn or broken chains. If
sidebars are bent or loose on chain pins, chain spacers should be
used to join sidebars.
Check chain every 10 hours. Replace worn or broken chains. If
sidebars are bent or loose on chain pins, chain spacers should be
used to join sidebars.
Check Boom Mounting Bolts
Check Boom Mounting Bolts
Check 10 bolts (5 on each side) every 10 hours and torque as
necessary to keep bolts and other fasteners tight. Check for
looseness or wear. Check that bolts are torqued to 250 ft•lb
(28 N•m).
Check 10 bolts (5 on each side) every 10 hours and torque as
necessary to keep bolts and other fasteners tight. Check for
looseness or wear. Check that bolts are torqued to 250 ft•lb
(28 N•m).
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Check Attachment Mounting Bolts
Check Attachment Mounting Bolts
Check bolts every 10 hours and torque as necessary to keep
bolts and other fasteners tight. Check for looseness or wear.
Apply Loctite 271® adhesive. Check that bolts are torqued to
200 ft•lb (271 N•m).
Check bolts every 10 hours and torque as necessary to keep
bolts and other fasteners tight. Check for looseness or wear.
Apply Loctite 271® adhesive. Check that bolts are torqued to
200 ft•lb (271 N•m).
Check Personnel Restraint Bar/Trench Cleaner
Check Personnel Restraint Bar/Trench Cleaner
Check 6 bolts that mount restraint bar/trench cleaner to arm
every 10 hours and torque as necessary to keep bolts tight.
Check for looseness or wear. Apply Loctite 271® adhesive.
Check 6 bolts that mount restraint bar/trench cleaner to arm
every 10 hours and torque as necessary to keep bolts tight.
Check for looseness or wear. Apply Loctite 271® adhesive.
Check that bolts holding personnel restraint bar/trench cleaner to
arm are torqued to 350 ft•lb (475 N•m). Bolts mounting arm to
boom should be torqued to 400 ft•lb (542 N•m).
Check that bolts holding personnel restraint bar/trench cleaner to
arm are torqued to 350 ft•lb (475 N•m). Bolts mounting arm to
boom should be torqued to 400 ft•lb (542 N•m).
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Check Digging Chain Tension
Check Digging Chain Tension
Check digging chain tension every 10 hours. With boom
horizontal, measure distance from bottom of boom to chain.
When properly adjusted, distance should be 4.5 - 5.5"
(114 - 140 mm).
Check digging chain tension every 10 hours. With boom
horizontal, measure distance from bottom of boom to chain.
When properly adjusted, distance should be 4.5 - 5.5"
(114 - 140 mm).
To tighten chain, loosen six bolts on trencher boom and pump
EPG into cylinder. To relieve chain tension, loosen plug on
grease cylinder.
To tighten chain, loosen six bolts on trencher boom and pump
EPG into cylinder. To relieve chain tension, loosen plug on
grease cylinder.
Fluid pressure could pierce skin
and cause injury or death. Stay away.
Fluid pressure could pierce skin
and cause injury or death. Stay away.
NOTICE: Service digging boom grease cylinder only while
standing on opposite side of boom. Wear gloves and safety
glasses, and cover fitting with cloth when relieving pressure in
cylinder.
NOTICE: Service digging boom grease cylinder only while
standing on opposite side of boom. Wear gloves and safety
glasses, and cover fitting with cloth when relieving pressure in
cylinder.
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Plow
Plow
Lube Plow Pivots
Lube Plow Pivots
Lube pivots every 10 hours with EPG.
Lube pivots every 10 hours with EPG.
Check Plow Vibrator Oil
Check Plow Vibrator Oil
Check plow vibrator oil on each side of vibrator every 10 hours.
With vibrator horizontal, oil should be halfway up sight glass (2).
Add MPL as needed at fill (1).
Check plow vibrator oil on each side of vibrator every 10 hours.
With vibrator horizontal, oil should be halfway up sight glass (2).
Add MPL as needed at fill (1).
IMPORTANT: Do not add oil to plow vibrator when hot. Let
plow vibrator cool before removing fill plug.
IMPORTANT: Do not add oil to plow vibrator when hot. Let
plow vibrator cool before removing fill plug.
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Check Plow Arm Pins and Bushings
Check Plow Arm Pins and Bushings
Check plow arm pins and bushings every 10 hours. Tighten as
needed.
Check plow arm pins and bushings every 10 hours. Tighten as
needed.
Check Plow Connector Pivots
Check Plow Connector Pivots
Visually check pivots every 10 hours for wear or damage.
Visually check pivots every 10 hours for wear or damage.
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Check Attachment Mounting Bolts
Check Attachment Mounting Bolts
Check mounting bolts every 10 hours and torque as necessary to
keep bolts and other fasteners tight. Check for looseness or
wear. Apply Loctite 271® adhesive. Check that bolts are torqued
to 200 ft•lb (271 N•m).
Check mounting bolts every 10 hours and torque as necessary to
keep bolts and other fasteners tight. Check for looseness or
wear. Apply Loctite 271® adhesive. Check that bolts are torqued
to 200 ft•lb (271 N•m).
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Saw
Saw
Clean Saw
Clean Saw
Clean saw after each use. After using saw, clean tractor before
performing routine lubrication and maintenance. Wash bits and
mounting blocks with high pressure water.
Clean saw after each use. After using saw, clean tractor before
performing routine lubrication and maintenance. Wash bits and
mounting blocks with high pressure water.
Clean Spoil Chutes
Clean Spoil Chutes
Clean spoil chutes after each use.
Clean spoil chutes after each use.
To clean:
To clean:
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Lower wheel to ground.
•
Lower wheel to ground.
•
Turn engine off.
•
Turn engine off.
•
Clean out chute.
•
Clean out chute.
•
Move away from saw before starting engine.
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Move away from saw before starting engine.
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Lube Saw Wheel Shaft Bearings
Lube Saw Wheel Shaft Bearings
Lube saw wheel shaft bearings every 10 hours with EPG.
Lube saw wheel shaft bearings every 10 hours with EPG.
Check Saw Bits
Check Saw Bits
Check that saw bits rotate freely. Clean and check bits after each
use. If bits are stuck, remove and clean packed soil from retaining
ring.
Check that saw bits rotate freely. Clean and check bits after each
use. If bits are stuck, remove and clean packed soil from retaining
ring.
Replace bit when carbide cap or insert is worn or adapter can be
damaged.
Replace bit when carbide cap or insert is worn or adapter can be
damaged.
NOTICE: See welding notice at beginning of this chapter.
NOTICE: See welding notice at beginning of this chapter.
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Check Segments
Check Segments
Check saw segments every 10 hours. Replace as needed.
Check saw segments every 10 hours. Replace as needed.
Check Segment Bolts
Check Segment Bolts
Check segment bolts after first 10 hours of operation and then as
needed. Torque to 700 ft•lb (950 N•m).
Check segment bolts after first 10 hours of operation and then as
needed. Torque to 700 ft•lb (950 N•m).
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Check Attachment Mounting Bolts
Check Attachment Mounting Bolts
Check mounting bolts every 10 hours and tighten as necessary.
Check for looseness or wear. Apply Loctite® 271 adhesive.
Check that bolts are torqued to 200 ft•lb (271 N•m).
Check mounting bolts every 10 hours and tighten as necessary.
Check for looseness or wear. Apply Loctite® 271 adhesive.
Check that bolts are torqued to 200 ft•lb (271 N•m).
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50 HOUR SERVICE
50 HOUR SERVICE
50 HOUR SERVICE
Task
TRACTOR
Note
Check drive belt
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Task
TRACTOR
Note
Check drive belt
Check hydraulic reservoir breather
Check hydraulic reservoir breather
Check fuel tank breather
Check fuel tank breather
Check cab air filter
Check cab air filter
TRENCHER
Check trencher gearbox oil
MPL
TRENCHER
Check trencher gearbox oil
MPL
PLOW
Change plow vibrator oil (initial)
MPL
PLOW
Change plow vibrator oil (initial)
MPL
SAW
Lube saw lift arm pivot
EPG
SAW
Lube saw lift arm pivot
EPG
Tractor
Tractor
Check Drive Belt
Check Drive Belt
Check belt every 50 hours for damage or wear. Replace worn
belt.
Check belt every 50 hours for damage or wear. Replace worn
belt.
Belt is properly tensioned when long span (2) moves about
1/2" (13 mm) when pushed. If needed, loosen alternator bolts (1)
and adjust idler pulley.
Belt is properly tensioned when long span (2) moves about
1/2" (13 mm) when pushed. If needed, loosen alternator bolts (1)
and adjust idler pulley.
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50 HOUR SERVICE
Check Hydraulic Reservoir Breather
Check Hydraulic Reservoir Breather
Check hydraulic reservoir breather every 50 hours. Ensure
breather is not clogged. Remove dust around breather as needed
by blowing with low-pressure air. When breather element
becomes clogged, remove and clean or replace.
Check hydraulic reservoir breather every 50 hours. Ensure
breather is not clogged. Remove dust around breather as needed
by blowing with low-pressure air. When breather element
becomes clogged, remove and clean or replace.
Check Fuel Tank Breather
Check Fuel Tank Breather
Check fuel tank breather every 50 hours. Ensure breather is not
clogged. Remove dust around breather as needed by blowing
with low pressure air. When breather element becomes clogged,
remove and clean or replace.
Check fuel tank breather every 50 hours. Ensure breather is not
clogged. Remove dust around breather as needed by blowing
with low pressure air. When breather element becomes clogged,
remove and clean or replace.
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Check Cab Air Filter
Check Cab Air Filter
Check filter every 50 hours for wear or holes. Check more often if
working in dusty conditions.
Check filter every 50 hours for wear or holes. Check more often if
working in dusty conditions.
Trencher
Trencher
Check Trencher Gearbox Oil
Check Trencher Gearbox Oil
Check oil at sight tube every 50 hours. Keep oil level at horizontal
line on housing. If necessary, add MPL at fill plug.
Check oil at sight tube every 50 hours. Keep oil level at horizontal
line on housing. If necessary, add MPL at fill plug.
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Plow
Plow
Change Plow Vibrator Oil
Change Plow Vibrator Oil
Change plow vibrator oil after first 50 hours of operation.
Change plow vibrator oil after first 50 hours of operation.
Drain oil at drain plug (2). Replace plug and move plow vibrator to
horizontal position. Fill with MPL at fill (1) until oil is halfway up
sight glass (2). Refill capacity is 4 qt (3.8 L).
Drain oil at drain plug (2). Replace plug and move plow vibrator to
horizontal position. Fill with MPL at fill (1) until oil is halfway up
sight glass (2). Refill capacity is 4 qt (3.8 L).
IMPORTANT: Do not drain oil from plow vibrator when hot. Let
plow vibrator cool before removing drain plug.
IMPORTANT: Do not drain oil from plow vibrator when hot. Let
plow vibrator cool before removing drain plug.
Saw
Saw
Lube Saw Lift Arm Pivot
Lube Saw Lift Arm Pivot
Wipe zerks clean and lube saw lift arm pivots every 50 hours with
EPG.
Wipe zerks clean and lube saw lift arm pivots every 50 hours with
EPG.
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100 HOUR SERVICE
100 HOUR SERVICE
TRACTOR
PLOW
Task
Note
Check brake fluid
BRAKE
Change engine oil and filter (initial)
DEO
Check shear mounts
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TRACTOR
PLOW
Test plow connector pivots
Task
Note
Check brake fluid
BRAKE
Change engine oil and filter (initial)
DEO
Check shear mounts
Test plow connector pivots
Tractor
Tractor
Check Brake Fluid
Check Brake Fluid
Check brake fluid every 100 hours of operation. Check brake fluid
more frequently if working in dusty conditions. Refill with DOT 3
brake fluid.
Check brake fluid every 100 hours of operation. Check brake fluid
more frequently if working in dusty conditions. Refill with DOT 3
brake fluid.
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Change Engine Oil and Filter (Initial)
1
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Change Engine Oil and Filter (Initial)
1
2
3
2
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Change engine oil and filter after first 100 hours of operation.
Change engine oil and filter after first 100 hours of operation.
To change:
To change:
•
While oil is warm, remove drain plug (3). Drain oil and replace
plug.
•
While oil is warm, remove drain plug (3). Drain oil and replace
plug.
•
Remove filter (1) and replace with new filter each time oil is
changed. Refill with DEO at fill neck (2).
•
Remove filter (1) and replace with new filter each time oil is
changed. Refill with DEO at fill neck (2).
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Regular oil change interval is 500 hours only if using John
Deere Plus-50® or ACEA E4/E5.
•
Regular oil change interval is 500 hours only if using John
Deere Plus-50® or ACEA E4/E5.
•
Oil change interval is 250 hours when using alternative oils
meeting API service classifications CI-4, CH-4, or ACEA
E3.
•
Oil change interval is 250 hours when using alternative oils
meeting API service classifications CI-4, CH-4, or ACEA
E3.
•
See "Recommended Lubricants" for more information
about DEO specifications.
•
See "Recommended Lubricants" for more information
about DEO specifications.
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100 HOUR SERVICE
Plow
Plow
Check Shear Mounts
Check Shear Mounts
Check shear mounts for wear every 100 hours. Replace as
needed.
Check shear mounts for wear every 100 hours. Replace as
needed.
IMPORTANT: When replacing shear mounts, it is important to
compress the shear mounts with the washers to prevent the
shear mount from tearing.
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IMPORTANT: When replacing shear mounts, it is important to
compress the shear mounts with the washers to prevent the
shear mount from tearing.
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100 HOUR SERVICE
Test Plow Connector Pivots
Test Plow Connector Pivots
Test upper and lower connector pivots every 100 hours.
Test upper and lower connector pivots every 100 hours.
To test upper pivot:
To test upper pivot:
•
Lower plow to ground.
•
Lower plow to ground.
•
Use plow lift control to put hydraulic load on pivot joints. Do
not raise plow.
•
Use plow lift control to put hydraulic load on pivot joints. Do
not raise plow.
•
As hydraulic load is applied and released, visually check joints
for motion. If motion is observed, contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
•
As hydraulic load is applied and released, visually check joints
for motion. If motion is observed, contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
To test lower pivot:
To test lower pivot:
•
Lower plow to ground.
•
Lower plow to ground.
•
Use hydraulic jack to place load on lower arm.
•
Use hydraulic jack to place load on lower arm.
•
As hydraulic load is applied and released, visually check joints
for motion. If motion is observed, contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
•
As hydraulic load is applied and released, visually check joints
for motion. If motion is observed, contact your Ditch Witch
dealer.
IMPORTANT: Lower plow blade to ground and visually inspect
bushings and joints. Replace bushings if there is excessive
motion.
IMPORTANT: Lower plow blade to ground and visually inspect
bushings and joints. Replace bushings if there is excessive
motion.
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250 HOUR SERVICE
250 HOUR SERVICE
Task
TRACTOR
Note
Adjust service brake
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Task
TRACTOR
Note
Adjust service brake
Lube driveshaft U-joints
EPG
Lube driveshaft U-joints
EPG
Lube axle spindle pins
EPG
Lube axle spindle pins
EPG
Check ground drive gearbox oil
MPL
Check ground drive gearbox oil
MPL
Check differential oil
MPL
Check differential oil
MPL
Lube planetary wheel ends
MPL
Lube planetary wheel ends
MPL
Check ROPS shock mounts
Check ROPS shock mounts
Change cab air filter
Change cab air filter
Tractor
Tractor
Adjust Service Brake
Adjust Service Brake
Adjust service brake after 250 hours of operation. When properly
adjusted, there is 1/4-1/2" (6-13 mm) free play in pedal.
Adjust service brake after 250 hours of operation. When properly
adjusted, there is 1/4-1/2" (6-13 mm) free play in pedal.
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Lube Driveshaft U-joints
Lube Driveshaft U-joints
Lube driveshaft U-joints every 250 hours with 3-4 shots of EPG.
Lube driveshaft U-joints every 250 hours with 3-4 shots of EPG.
Lube Axle Spindle Pins
Lube Axle Spindle Pins
Lube axle spindle pins every 250 hours with 3-4 shots of EPG.
Lube axle spindle pins every 250 hours with 3-4 shots of EPG.
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250 HOUR SERVICE
Check Ground Drive Gearbox Oil
Check Ground Drive Gearbox Oil
1
2
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Check oil level at fill (1) every 250 hours. Keep level at raised
horizontal line on gearbox. Add MPL as needed.
Check oil level at fill (1) every 250 hours. Keep level at raised
horizontal line on gearbox. Add MPL as needed.
Check Differential Oil
Check Differential Oil
1
1
2
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Check oil level at fill (1) every 250 hours. Add MPL as needed.
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Check oil level at fill (1) every 250 hours. Add MPL as needed.
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Lube Planetary Wheel Ends
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Lube Planetary Wheel Ends
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Check oil level in planetary wheel ends every 250 hours. Add
MPL as needed.
Check oil level in planetary wheel ends every 250 hours. Add
MPL as needed.
Check ROPS Shock Mounts
Check ROPS Shock Mounts
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Check ROPS shock mounts for wear or damage every 250 hours.
Ensure that isolator irons do not make contact with frame.
Replace if necessary.
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Check ROPS shock mounts for wear or damage every 250 hours.
Ensure that isolator irons do not make contact with frame.
Replace if necessary.
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Change Cab Air Filter
Change Cab Air Filter
Change filter every 250 hours. Change more often if working in
dusty conditions.
Change filter every 250 hours. Change more often if working in
dusty conditions.
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500 HOUR SERVICE
Task
TRACTOR
500 HOUR SERVICE
500 HOUR SERVICE
Note
Change fuel filters
Task
TRACTOR
Note
Change fuel filters
Change engine oil and filter
DEO
Change engine oil and filter
DEO
Change hydraulic fluid and filter
THF
Change hydraulic fluid and filter
THF
Check radiator SCA level
PLOW
Change plow vibrator oil
COMBO
Adjust headshaft bearing
Check radiator SCA level
MPL
PLOW
Change plow vibrator oil
COMBO
Adjust headshaft bearing
Tractor
Tractor
Change Fuel Filters
Change Fuel Filters
Change fuel filters (shown) every 500 hours.
Change fuel filters (shown) every 500 hours.
MPL
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Change Engine Oil and Filter
Change Engine Oil and Filter
1
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2
3
2
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Regular engine oil and filter change interval is 500 hours only if
using John Deere Plus-50® or ACEA E4/E5.
Regular engine oil and filter change interval is 500 hours only if
using John Deere Plus-50® or ACEA E4/E5.
To change:
To change:
•
While oil is warm, remove drain plug (3). Drain oil and replace
plug.
•
While oil is warm, remove drain plug (3). Drain oil and replace
plug.
•
Remove filter (1) and replace with new filter each time oil is
changed. Refill with DEO at fill neck (2).
•
Remove filter (1) and replace with new filter each time oil is
changed. Refill with DEO at fill neck (2).
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Regular oil change interval is 500 hours only if using John
Deere Plus-50® or ACEA E4/E5.
•
Regular oil change interval is 500 hours only if using John
Deere Plus-50® or ACEA E4/E5.
•
Oil change interval is 250 hours when using alternative oils
meeting API service classifications CI-4, CH-4, or ACEA
E3.
•
Oil change interval is 250 hours when using alternative oils
meeting API service classifications CI-4, CH-4, or ACEA
E3.
•
See "Recommended Lubricants" for more information
about DEO specifications.
•
See "Recommended Lubricants" for more information
about DEO specifications.
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500 HOUR SERVICE
Change Hydraulic Fluid and Filter
Change Hydraulic Fluid and Filter
Change hydraulic fluid and filter every 500 hours. Change
hydraulic fluid and filter every 250 hours if jobsite temperature
exceeds 100°F (38°C) more than 50% of the time.
Change hydraulic fluid and filter every 500 hours. Change
hydraulic fluid and filter every 250 hours if jobsite temperature
exceeds 100°F (38°C) more than 50% of the time.
To change:
To change:
•
Remove drain plug (3).
•
Remove drain plug (3).
•
Drain fluid and replace plug.
•
Drain fluid and replace plug.
•
Change filter (2).
•
Change filter (2).
•
Refill with THF at fill (1).
•
Refill with THF at fill (1).
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Test Radiator SCA Level
Test Radiator SCA Level
Test SCA level every 500 hours using 3-Way Heavy Duty Coolant
Test Kit (p/n 256-032). If SCA levels do not fall within appropriate
range, replenish with a heavy-duty coolant conditioner such as
John Deere coolant conditioner (p/n 256-033).
Test SCA level every 500 hours using 3-Way Heavy Duty Coolant
Test Kit (p/n 256-032). If SCA levels do not fall within appropriate
range, replenish with a heavy-duty coolant conditioner such as
John Deere coolant conditioner (p/n 256-033).
IMPORTANT:
IMPORTANT:
•
Always check expiration date on 3-Way Heavy Duty
Coolant Test Kit. An expired kit will not give accurate
readings.
•
Always check expiration date on 3-Way Heavy Duty
Coolant Test Kit. An expired kit will not give accurate
readings.
•
See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter for more
information on approved coolants.
•
See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter for more
information on approved coolants.
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Plow
Plow
Change Plow Vibrator Oil
Change Plow Vibrator Oil
Change plow vibrator oil every 500 hours. If normal operating
temperature exceeds 100° F (38° C), change plow vibrator oil
every 250 hours.
Change plow vibrator oil every 500 hours. If normal operating
temperature exceeds 100° F (38° C), change plow vibrator oil
every 250 hours.
Drain oil at drain plug (2). Replace plug and move plow vibrator to
horizontal position. Fill with MPL at fill until oil is halfway up sight
glass (2). Refill capacity is 4 qts (3.8 L).
Drain oil at drain plug (2). Replace plug and move plow vibrator to
horizontal position. Fill with MPL at fill until oil is halfway up sight
glass (2). Refill capacity is 4 qts (3.8 L).
IMPORTANT: Do not drain oil from plow vibrator when hot. Let
plow vibrator cool before removing drain plug.
IMPORTANT: Do not drain oil from plow vibrator when hot. Let
plow vibrator cool before removing drain plug.
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Combo
Combo
Adjust Headshaft Bearing
Adjust Headshaft Bearing
Adjust headshaft bearing every 500 hours.
Adjust headshaft bearing every 500 hours.
To adjust:
To adjust:
1. Remove cover. Remove bolts attaching trenching attachment
motor to gearbox.
1. Remove cover. Remove bolts attaching trenching attachment
motor to gearbox.
2. Remove bolt and washers in left end of headshaft.
2. Remove bolt and washers in left end of headshaft.
3. Support gearbox with hoist and slide it off headshaft.
3. Support gearbox with hoist and slide it off headshaft.
4. Install spacer (p/n 184-044) in place of gearbox while
checking bearings.
4. Install spacer (p/n 184-044) in place of gearbox while
checking bearings.
5. Replace bolt on end of headshaft.
5. Replace bolt on end of headshaft.
6. Remove chain from headshaft sprocket.
6. Remove chain from headshaft sprocket.
7. Turn chain sprocket until headshaft sprocket turns. When
properly adjusted, it will take two hands and some effort. If it
turns easily, remove a shim.
7. Turn chain sprocket until headshaft sprocket turns. When
properly adjusted, it will take two hands and some effort. If it
turns easily, remove a shim.
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1000 HOUR SERVICE
TRACTOR
1000 HOUR SERVICE
1000 HOUR SERVICE
Task
Note
Task
Note
Change differential oil
MPL
Change differential oil
MPL
Change ground drive gearbox oil
MPL
Change ground drive gearbox oil
MPL
Change planetary wheel end oil
MPL
Change planetary wheel end oil
MPL
TRACTOR
Adjust parking brake
TRENCHER
Change trencher gearbox oil
Adjust parking brake
MPL
TRENCHER
Change trencher gearbox oil
Tractor
Tractor
Change Differential Oil
Change Differential Oil
1
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1
2
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Change differential oil at drain (2) every 1000 hours.
Change differential oil at drain (2) every 1000 hours.
To change:
To change:
•
Remove drain plug (2).
•
Remove drain plug (2).
•
Drain fluid and replace plug.
•
Drain fluid and replace plug.
•
Fill with MPL at fill (1).
•
Fill with MPL at fill (1).
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1000 HOUR SERVICE
Change Ground Drive Gearbox Oil
Change Ground Drive Gearbox Oil
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Change ground drive gearbox oil every 1000 hours.
Change ground drive gearbox oil every 1000 hours.
To change:
To change:
•
Remove drain plug (2).
•
Remove drain plug (2).
•
Drain oil and replace plug.
•
Drain oil and replace plug.
•
Fill gearbox with MPL at fill (1).
•
Fill gearbox with MPL at fill (1).
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Change Planetary Wheel End Oil
1000 HOUR SERVICE
Change Planetary Wheel End Oil
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Change wheel end oil every 1000 hours.
Change wheel end oil every 1000 hours.
To change:
To change:
•
Position wheel with plug at bottom.
•
Position wheel with plug at bottom.
•
Remove plug.
•
Remove plug.
•
Drain oil.
•
Drain oil.
•
Reposition wheel with plug at midway position.
•
Reposition wheel with plug at midway position.
•
Fill with MPL to plug opening.
•
Fill with MPL to plug opening.
•
Replace plug.
•
Replace plug.
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Adjust Parking Brake
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Adjust parking brake every 1000 hours.
Adjust parking brake every 1000 hours.
To adjust:
To adjust:
1. Release parking brake.
1. Release parking brake.
2. Remove orange sleeve.
2. Remove orange sleeve.
3. Twist lever clockwise to tighten.
3. Twist lever clockwise to tighten.
4. Engage parking brake to test tension. If tension is too tight,
the brake lever will not engage fully. Repeat steps 1-3 as
necessary.
4. Engage parking brake to test tension. If tension is too tight,
the brake lever will not engage fully. Repeat steps 1-3 as
necessary.
5. Replace orange sleeve.
5. Replace orange sleeve.
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Trencher
Trencher
Change Trencher Gearbox Oil
Change Trencher Gearbox Oil
Change trencher gearbox oil every 1000 hours. Drain at plug.
Replace drain plug and fill with MPL to lowest line on sight tube.
Change trencher gearbox oil every 1000 hours. Drain at plug.
Replace drain plug and fill with MPL to lowest line on sight tube.
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2000 HOUR SERVICE
2000 HOUR SERVICE
2000 HOUR SERVICE
TRACTOR
Task
Note
Change engine
coolant
if proper SCA levels are not maintained
when using Cool-Gard or if using approved
coolant other than Cool-Gard; see "5000
Hour Service" if proper SCA levels are
maintained when using Cool-Gard
TRACTOR
Task
Note
Change engine
coolant
if proper SCA levels are not maintained
when using Cool-Gard or if using approved
coolant other than Cool-Gard; see "5000
Hour Service" if proper SCA levels are
maintained when using Cool-Gard
Tractor
Tractor
Change Engine Coolant
Change Engine Coolant
If proper SCA levels are not maintained when using Cool-Gard or
if using approved coolant other than Cool-Gard, drain cooling
system at drain (2) every two years or 2000 hours. Refill at fill (1)
with approved coolant.
If proper SCA levels are not maintained when using Cool-Gard or
if using approved coolant other than Cool-Gard, drain cooling
system at drain (2) every two years or 2000 hours. Refill at fill (1)
with approved coolant.
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2000 HOUR SERVICE
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Coolant change interval depends on coolant used and
whether SCA levels are properly maintained. Read note
above carefully to ensure coolant is changed at the correct
interval.
•
Coolant change interval depends on coolant used and
whether SCA levels are properly maintained. Read note
above carefully to ensure coolant is changed at the correct
interval.
•
The use of non-approved coolant may lead to engine
damage or premature engine failure and will void engine
warranty.
•
The use of non-approved coolant may lead to engine
damage or premature engine failure and will void engine
warranty.
•
See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter for list of
approved coolants.
•
See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter for list of
approved coolants.
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5000 HOUR SERVICE
5000 HOUR SERVICE
5000 HOUR SERVICE
TRACTOR
Task
Note
Change engine
coolant
if proper SCA levels are maintained when
using Cool-Gard; see "2000 Hour Service"
if proper SCA levels are not maintained
when using Cool-Gard or if using approved
coolant other than Cool-Gard
TRACTOR
Task
Note
Change engine
coolant
if proper SCA levels are maintained when
using Cool-Gard; see "2000 Hour Service"
if proper SCA levels are not maintained
when using Cool-Gard or if using approved
coolant other than Cool-Gard
Tractor
Tractor
Change Engine Coolant
Change Engine Coolant
If using Cool-Gard with properly maintained SCA levels, drain
cooling system at drain (2) every five years or 5000 hours. Refill
with Cool-Gard coolant (p/n 255-006).
If using Cool-Gard with properly maintained SCA levels, drain
cooling system at drain (2) every five years or 5000 hours. Refill
with Cool-Gard coolant (p/n 255-006).
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5000 HOUR SERVICE
NOTICE:
NOTICE:
•
Coolant change interval depends on coolant used and
whether SCA levels are properly maintained. Read note
above carefully to ensure coolant is changed at the correct
interval.
•
Coolant change interval depends on coolant used and
whether SCA levels are properly maintained. Read note
above carefully to ensure coolant is changed at the correct
interval.
•
The use of non-approved coolant may lead to engine
damage or premature engine failure and will void engine
warranty.
•
The use of non-approved coolant may lead to engine
damage or premature engine failure and will void engine
warranty.
•
See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter for list of
approved coolants.
•
See "Approved Coolants" earlier in this chapter for list of
approved coolants.
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AS NEEDED
AS NEEDED
Task
Note
Task
TRACTOR
Clean radiator fins
TRACTOR
Clean radiator fins
TRENCHER
Replace digging chain
TRENCHER
Replace digging chain
PLOW
Clean feed tube
PLOW
Clean feed tube
Replace sod cutter and blade
Check plow blade bolts
SAW
210 ft•lb
(285 N•m)
Check plow blade bolts
SAW
Replace saw segments
210 ft•lb
(285 N•m)
Replace saw bits
Replace saw segments
700 ft•lb
(950 N•m)
Check saw segment bolts
Hard surface saw segments and wear
bars
BACKHOE
Note
Replace sod cutter and blade
Replace saw bits
Check saw segment bolts
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Replace pins and bushings
700 ft•lb
(950 N•m)
Hard surface saw segments and wear
bars
BACKHOE
Replace pins and bushings
Tractor
Tractor
Clean Radiator Fins
Clean Radiator Fins
Clean out radiator fins with compressed air or spray wash if
required. Be careful not to damage fins with high-pressure air or
water. Check more often if operating in dusty or grassy
conditions.
Clean out radiator fins with compressed air or spray wash if
required. Be careful not to damage fins with high-pressure air or
water. Check more often if operating in dusty or grassy
conditions.
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AS NEEDED
Trencher
Trencher
Replace Digging Chain
Replace Digging Chain
Visually check digging chains for wear on rollers and sidebars.
Check pins and bushing wear by measuring distance between
chain pins and comparing it with a new chain.
Visually check digging chains for wear on rollers and sidebars.
Check pins and bushing wear by measuring distance between
chain pins and comparing it with a new chain.
Replace sprockets when a new chain is installed.
Replace sprockets when a new chain is installed.
To remove chain:
To remove chain:
1. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
1. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for proper start-up procedures.
2. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for proper start-up procedures.
3. Move attachment direction/speed control until digging chain
connector pin is on top of boom.
3. Move attachment direction/speed control until digging chain
connector pin is on top of boom.
4. Lower boom to ground.
4. Lower boom to ground.
5. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
5. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
6. Turn ignition switch to STOP.
6. Turn ignition switch to STOP.
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7. Secure chain by clamping
links on either side of
connector pin with chain
jaws. Squeeze jaws to reduce
pressure on connector pin.
7. Secure chain by clamping
links on either side of
connector pin with chain
jaws. Squeeze jaws to reduce
pressure on connector pin.
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8. Loop cable through links nearest
connector pin.
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8. Loop cable through links nearest
connector pin.
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Fluid pressure could pierce skin
and cause injury or death. Stay away.
Fluid pressure could pierce skin
and cause injury or death. Stay away.
NOTICE: Service digging boom grease cylinder only while
standing on opposite side of boom. Wear gloves and safety
glasses, and cover fitting with cloth when relieving pressure in
cylinder.
NOTICE: Service digging boom grease cylinder only while
standing on opposite side of boom. Wear gloves and safety
glasses, and cover fitting with cloth when relieving pressure in
cylinder.
9. Loosen plug on grease cylinder to relieve chain tension.
9. Loosen plug on grease cylinder to relieve chain tension.
10. Stand clear of chain and remove lock key from connector pin.
Drive connector pin out of link.
10. Stand clear of chain and remove lock key from connector pin.
Drive connector pin out of link.
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Crushing weight
could cause death or serious
injury. Use proper procedures and
equipment or stay away.
Crushing weight
could cause death or serious
injury. Use proper procedures and
equipment or stay away.
11. Unclamp links. Slowly release cable and lower chain to
ground.
11. Unclamp links. Slowly release cable and lower chain to
ground.
12. Lay chain on ground with teeth down.
12. Lay chain on ground with teeth down.
To install chain:
To install chain:
1. Lay chain on ground with teeth down and pointed toward unit.
1. Lay chain on ground with teeth down and pointed toward unit.
2. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
2. Fasten and adjust seatbelt.
3. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for start-up procedures.
3. Start tractor. See TRACTOR for start-up procedures.
4. Disenage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
4. Disenage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
off.
5. Move ground drive control to reverse.
5. Move ground drive control to reverse.
6. Back unit up until chain extends past head shaft about 1’ (305
mm).
6. Back unit up until chain extends past head shaft about 1’ (305
mm).
7. Move ground drive control to neutral.
7. Move ground drive control to neutral.
8. Lower backfill blade to ground.
8. Lower backfill blade to ground.
9. Lower boom to horizontal position.
9. Lower boom to horizontal position.
10. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
10. Engage parking brake and verify parking brake indicator is
on.
11. Turn ignition switch to STOP.
11. Turn ignition switch to STOP.
12. Pull rear end of chain over and about 10" (260 mm) past tail
roller.
12. Pull rear end of chain over and about 10" (260 mm) past tail
roller.
13. Use hoist to pull front end of chain over head shaft sprocket.
13. Use hoist to pull front end of chain over head shaft sprocket.
14. Move chain down boom until chain connector pin and lock
key can be installed. Install connector pin and lock key.
14. Move chain down boom until chain connector pin and lock
key can be installed. Install connector pin and lock key.
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15. Tighten chain by pumping EPG into grease cylinder.
15. Tighten chain by pumping EPG into grease cylinder.
Time Augers
Time Augers
Ensure that augers are balanced, as shown. If auger timing is off,
unit will bounce from side to side even in normal digging
conditions.
Ensure that augers are balanced, as shown. If auger timing is off,
unit will bounce from side to side even in normal digging
conditions.
To adjust timing:
To adjust timing:
•
Remove bolts holding augers to auger shaft and rotate either
auger as needed until augers are balanced.
•
Remove bolts holding augers to auger shaft and rotate either
auger as needed until augers are balanced.
•
Reinstall bolts and tighten securely.
•
Reinstall bolts and tighten securely.
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Plow
Plow
Clean Feed Tube
Clean Feed Tube
Clean feed tube as needed.
Clean feed tube as needed.
Replace Sod Cutter and Blade
Replace Sod Cutter and Blade
Replace worn sod cutter and plow blade as needed.
Replace worn sod cutter and plow blade as needed.
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Check Plow Blade Bolts
Check Plow Blade Bolts
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Check plow blade bolts as needed. If loose, use Loctite® 242
(blue) and torque bolts to 210 ft•lb (285 N•m).
Check plow blade bolts as needed. If loose, use Loctite® 242
(blue) and torque bolts to 210 ft•lb (285 N•m).
Saw
Saw
Replace Saw Bits
Replace Saw Bits
Replace bit when carbide cap or insert is worn or adapter can be
damaged.
Replace bit when carbide cap or insert is worn or adapter can be
damaged.
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Replace Saw Segments
Replace Saw Segments
Replace worn segments as needed.
Replace worn segments as needed.
To repair, clamp jig to block and weld block to the segment with
E7018 or equivalent.
To repair, clamp jig to block and weld block to the segment with
E7018 or equivalent.
NOTICE: Welding can damage electronics.
NOTICE: Welding can damage electronics.
•
Welding currents can damage electronic components.
Always disconnect the ECU ground connection from
the frame, harness connections to the ECU, and other
electronic components prior to welding on machine or
attachments. Connect welder ground close to welding
point and make sure no electronic components are in
the ground path. We recommend that NO WELDING
signs be prominently displayed on machine.
•
Welding currents can damage electronic components.
Always disconnect the ECU ground connection from
the frame, harness connections to the ECU, and other
electronic components prior to welding on machine or
attachments. Connect welder ground close to welding
point and make sure no electronic components are in
the ground path. We recommend that NO WELDING
signs be prominently displayed on machine.
•
Disconnect battery at battery disconnect switch before
welding to prevent damage to battery.
•
Disconnect battery at battery disconnect switch before
welding to prevent damage to battery.
•
Do not turn off battery disconnect switch with engine
running, or alternator and other electronic devices may
be damaged.
•
Do not turn off battery disconnect switch with engine
running, or alternator and other electronic devices may
be damaged.
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Check Saw Segment Bolts
Check Saw Segment Bolts
Check segment bolts after first 10 hours of operation and then as
needed. Torque to 700 ft•lb (950 N•m).
Check segment bolts after first 10 hours of operation and then as
needed. Torque to 700 ft•lb (950 N•m).
Hard Surface Saw Segments and Wear Bars
Hard Surface Saw Segments and Wear Bars
Hard surface saw segments and wear bars before hard surfacing
wears away to protect the life of the part.
Hard surface saw segments and wear bars before hard surfacing
wears away to protect the life of the part.
Backhoe
Backhoe
Replace Pins and Bushings
Replace Pins and Bushings
1
2
1
2
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Replace pins and bushings when worn or damaged.
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Replace pins and bushings when worn or damaged.
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TIER 2 SERVICE OVERVIEW
TIER 2 SERVICE OVERVIEW
Tier 2 is a computer-controlled fuel management system. A
variety of sensors send input data to an ECU (Electronic Control
Unit) that compares inputs with pre-programed memory and
sends output voltage to a variety of actuators to adjust and
operate the engine within specified parameters.
Tier 2 is a computer-controlled fuel management system. A
variety of sensors send input data to an ECU (Electronic Control
Unit) that compares inputs with pre-programed memory and
sends output voltage to a variety of actuators to adjust and
operate the engine within specified parameters.
The system is self-diagnostic with stored trouble codes displayed
on a diagnostic gauge or read directly from a diagnostic
connector. For more information about the diagnostic system and
trouble codes see "Troubleshooting" in the repair guide.
The system is self-diagnostic with stored trouble codes displayed
on a diagnostic gauge or read directly from a diagnostic
connector. For more information about the diagnostic system and
trouble codes see "Troubleshooting" in the repair guide.
An operator alert indicator tells the operator when warning faults
or engine shutdown faults develop. Warning faults occur when
engine sensors indicate moderate trouble with coolant
temperature, oil pressure, charge air temperature, or fuel
temperature. Warning faults cause the operator alert indicator to
flash, and the engine will begin a slow power derate. In some
situations an alarm may also sound. A trouble code is stored in
the ECU. If the fault corrects itself, the engine will gradually return
to normal power. The alert indicator will continue to flash until the
trouble goes away, but a trouble code will remain stored.
An operator alert indicator tells the operator when warning faults
or engine shutdown faults develop. Warning faults occur when
engine sensors indicate moderate trouble with coolant
temperature, oil pressure, charge air temperature, or fuel
temperature. Warning faults cause the operator alert indicator to
flash, and the engine will begin a slow power derate. In some
situations an alarm may also sound. A trouble code is stored in
the ECU. If the fault corrects itself, the engine will gradually return
to normal power. The alert indicator will continue to flash until the
trouble goes away, but a trouble code will remain stored.
Engine shutdown will occur due to severe faults in engine coolant
temperature, oil pressure, or fuel temperature. Before shutdown,
the operator alert indicator will light continuously and the engine
will begin a rapid power derate. If the fault does not improve in 30
seconds the engine will shut down.
Engine shutdown will occur due to severe faults in engine coolant
temperature, oil pressure, or fuel temperature. Before shutdown,
the operator alert indicator will light continuously and the engine
will begin a rapid power derate. If the fault does not improve in 30
seconds the engine will shut down.
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Diagnostic Codes
Diagnostic Codes
To read a step-by-step troubleshooting sequence for each code,
see repair guide.
To read a step-by-step troubleshooting sequence for each code,
see repair guide.
Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
SPN 28, FMI 3
attachment throttle
input high
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 28, FMI 3
attachment throttle
input high
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 28, FMI 4
attachment throttle
input low
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 28, FMI 4
attachment throttle
input low
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 29, FMI 3
primary throttle input
high
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 29, FMI 3
primary throttle input
high
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 28, FMI 4
primary throttle input
low
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 28, FMI 4
primary throttle input
low
throttle
sensor (E2)
SPN 100, FMI 1
engine oil pressure
extremely low
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 1
engine oil pressure
extremely low
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 3
engine oil pressure
input voltage high
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 3
engine oil pressure
input voltage high
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 4
engine oil pressure
input voltage low
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 4
engine oil pressure
input voltage low
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 18
engine oil pressure
moderately low
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 100, FMI 18
engine oil pressure
moderately low
oil pressure
sensor (R1)
SPN 105, FMI 3
manifold air temp
input voltage high
manifold air
temp sensor
(R2)
SPN 105, FMI 3
manifold air temp
input voltage high
manifold air
temp sensor
(R2)
SPN 105, FMI 4
manifold air temp
input voltage low
manifold air
temp sensor
(R2)
SPN 105, FMI 4
manifold air temp
input voltage low
manifold air
temp sensor
(R2)
SPN 105, FMI 16
manifold air temp
moderately high
manifold air
temp sensor
(R2)
SPN 105, FMI 16
manifold air temp
moderately high
manifold air
temp sensor
(R2)
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Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
SPN 110, FMI 0
engine coolant temp
extremely high
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 0
engine coolant temp
extremely high
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 3
engine coolant temp
input voltage high
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 3
engine coolant temp
input voltage high
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 4
engine coolant temp
input voltage low
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 4
engine coolant temp
input voltage low
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 15
engine coolant temp
high least severe
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 15
engine coolant temp
high least severe
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 16
engine coolant temp
moderately high
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 110, FMI 16
engine coolant temp
moderately high
coolant temp
sensor (R3)
SPN 158, FMI 17
ECU power down
error
ignition
switch (S2),
ignition
circuit
SPN 158, FMI 17
ECU power down
error
ignition
switch (S2),
ignition
circuit
SPN 174, FMI 3
fuel temperature input
voltage high
fuel
temperature
sensor (R4)
SPN 174, FMI 3
fuel temperature input
voltage high
fuel
temperature
sensor (R4)
SPN 174, FMI 4
fuel temperature input
voltage low
fuel
temperature
sensor (R4)
SPN 174, FMI 4
fuel temperature input
voltage low
fuel
temperature
sensor (R4)
SPN 174, FMI 16
fuel temperature
moderately high
fuel
temperature
sensor (R4)
SPN 174, FMI 16
fuel temperature
moderately high
fuel
temperature
sensor (R4)
SPN 190, FMI 0
engine overspeed
extreme
crank
position
sensor (MT1)
SPN 190, FMI 0
engine overspeed
extreme
crank
position
sensor (MT1)
SPN 190, FMI 16
engine overspeed
moderate
crank
position
sensor (MT1)
SPN 190, FMI 16
engine overspeed
moderate
crank
position
sensor (MT1)
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Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
SPN 620, FMI 3
sensor supply voltage
high
wire 17 BLU/
GRN, ECU
(U1)
SPN 620, FMI 3
sensor supply voltage
high
wire 17 BLU/
GRN, ECU
(U1)
SPN 620, FMI 4
sensor supply voltage
low
wire 17 BLU/
GRN, ECU
(U1)
SPN 620, FMI 4
sensor supply voltage
low
wire 17 BLU/
GRN, ECU
(U1)
SPN 627, FMI 4
ECU battery power
missing
ECU (U1),
batteries
(BT1, BT2),
primary
power fuse
(F1)
SPN 627, FMI 4
ECU battery power
missing
ECU (U1),
batteries
(BT1, BT2),
primary
power fuse
(F1)
SPN 629, FMI 13
ECU error
ECU (U1)
SPN 629, FMI 13
ECU error
ECU (U1)
SPN 637, FMI 2
crankshaft position
input noise
crank
position
sensor
(MT1), timing
wheel
SPN 637, FMI 2
crankshaft position
input noise
crank
position
sensor
(MT1), timing
wheel
SPN 637, FMI 10
crankshaft position
input pattern error
crank
position
sensor
(MT1), timing
wheel
SPN 637, FMI 10
crankshaft position
input pattern error
crank
position
sensor
(MT1), timing
wheel
SPN 639, FMI 13
CAN error
ECU (U1),
diagnostic
gauge (M1),
wiring
connections
SPN 639, FMI 13
CAN error
ECU (U1),
diagnostic
gauge (M1),
wiring
connections
SPN 1076, FMI 0
pump control valve
closure too long
fuel control
solenoid
(L2), injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 0
pump control valve
closure too long
fuel control
solenoid
(L2), injection
pump
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Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
SPN 1076, FMI 1
pump control valve
closure too short
fuel control
solenoid
(L2), injection
pump,
battery
charge
SPN 1076, FMI 1
pump control valve
closure too short
fuel control
solenoid
(L2), injection
pump,
battery
charge
SPN 1076, FMI 3
pump solenoid current
high
wiring,
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 3
pump solenoid current
high
wiring,
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 5
pump solenoid circuit
open
ECU (U1),
wiring
SPN 1076, FMI 5
pump solenoid circuit
open
ECU (U1),
wiring
SPN 1076, FMI 6
pump solenoid circuit
severly shorted
wiring,
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 6
pump solenoid circuit
severly shorted
wiring,
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 7
pump control valve
closure not detected
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 7
pump control valve
closure not detected
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 10
pump solenoid circuit
moderately shorted
wiring,
injection
pump
SPN 1076, FMI 10
pump solenoid circuit
moderately shorted
wiring,
injection
pump
SPN 1079, FMI 3
sensor supply voltage
high
wire 17 BLU/
GRN, ECU
(U1)
SPN 1079, FMI 3
sensor supply voltage
high
wire 17 BLU/
GRN, ECU
(U1)
SPN 1079, FMI 4
sensor supply voltage
low
ECU (U1),
wiring
SPN 1079, FMI 4
sensor supply voltage
low
ECU (U1),
wiring
SPN 1109, FMI 31
engine shutdown
warning
various
SPN 1109, FMI 31
engine shutdown
warning
various
SPN 1110, FMI 31
engine shutdown
various
SPN 1110, FMI 31
engine shutdown
various
SPN 1569, FMI 31
fuel derate
various
SPN 1569, FMI 31
fuel derate
various
SPN 2000, FMI 6
internal ECU failure
ECU (U1)
SPN 2000, FMI 6
internal ECU failure
ECU (U1)
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Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
Two-line diagnostic
code
Definition
Possible
cause
SPN 2000, FMI 13
security violation
ECU (U1)
programming
SPN 2000, FMI 13
security violation
ECU (U1)
programming
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SPECIFICATIONS
RT115 TIER 2 TRACTOR
Dimensions
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RT115 TIER 2 TRACTOR
SPECIFICATIONS
RT115 TIER 2 TRACTOR
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A2
Angle of approach
25°
25°
A2
Angle of approach
25°
25°
H1
Height
111 in
2.8 m
H1
Height
111 in
2.8 m
L1
Nose to rear mount length
128 in
3.2 m
L1
Nose to rear mount length
128 in
3.2 m
L2
Length - transport
148 in
3.7 m
L2
Length - transport
148 in
3.7 m
L4
Wheelbase
73 in
1.8 m
L4
Wheelbase
73 in
1.8 m
W2
Width
82 in
2.1 m
W2
Width
82 in
2.1 m
W4
Tread
64 in
1.6 m
W4
Tread
64 in
1.6 m
General
General
Ditch Witch model RT115 tractor, 4-wheel drive, rigid frame, hydrostatic ground
drive through rubber tires, 4-wheel steering, hydrostatic attachment drive, riding
unit.
Ditch Witch model RT115 tractor, 4-wheel drive, rigid frame, hydrostatic ground
drive through rubber tires, 4-wheel steering, hydrostatic attachment drive, riding
unit.
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Operation
U.S.
Metric
Forward speeds
RT115 TIER 2 TRACTOR
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Forward speeds
Low/Low
0.6 mph
0.9 km/h
Low/Low
0.6 mph
0.9 km/h
Low/High
1.3 mph
2.0 km/h
Low/High
1.3 mph
2.0 km/h
High/Low
4.4 mph
7.0 km/h
High/Low
4.4 mph
7.0 km/h
High/High
9.4 mph
15.1 km/h
High/High
9.4 mph
15.1 km/h
Reverse speeds
Reverse speeds
Low/Low
0.3 mph
0.5 km/h
Low/Low
0.3 mph
0.5 km/h
Low/High
0.7 mph
1.2 km/h
Low/High
0.7 mph
1.2 km/h
High/Low
2.9 mph
4.7 km/h
High/Low
2.9 mph
4.7 km/h
High/High
6.2 mph
9.9 km/h
High/High
6.2 mph
9.9 km/h
Vehicle clearance circle (SAE) wall to wall with backfill blade
Vehicle clearance circle (SAE) wall to wall with backfill blade
Front steer only
31 ft
9m
Front steer only
31 ft
9m
Coordinated steer
21 ft
6m
Coordinated steer
21 ft
6m
Ground clearance
14 in
355 mm
Ground clearance
14 in
355 mm
Basic unit weight
7980 lb
3620 kg
Basic unit weight
7980 lb
3620 kg
Maximum allowable tractor weight
18,100 lb
8210 kg
Maximum allowable tractor weight
18,100 lb
8210 kg
Front counterweight
2100 lb
950 kg
Front counterweight
2100 lb
950 kg
Backfill Blade
U.S.
Metric
Backfill Blade
U.S.
Metric
Blade width
80 in
2.0 m
Blade width
80 in
2.0 m
Blade height
17 in
430 mm
Blade height
17 in
430 mm
Lift height above ground
21 in
530 mm
Lift height above ground
21 in
530 mm
Blade drop below ground
11 in
280 mm
Blade drop below ground
11 in
280 mm
Maximum swing angle (left/right)
30°
30°
Maximum swing angle (left/right)
30°
30°
Tilt angle (up/down)
24°
24°
Tilt angle (up/down)
24°
24°
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U.S.
Metric
Engine: John Deere 4045TF275, turbocharged, diesel
Power Plant
U.S.
Metric
Engine: John Deere 4045TF275, turbocharged, diesel
Displacement
276 in3
4.5 L
Displacement
276 in3
4.5 L
Bore
4.19 in
106 mm
Bore
4.19 in
106 mm
Stroke
5.00 in
127 mm
Stroke
5.00 in
127 mm
Engine manufacturer’s gross power rating (per
SAE J1995)
115 hp
86 kW
Engine manufacturer’s gross power rating (per
SAE J1995)
115 hp
86 kW
Estimated Net Power rating (per SAE J1349)
100 hp
75 kW
Estimated Net Power rating (per SAE J1349)
100 hp
75 kW
Rated Speed
2500 rpm
Rated Speed
2500 rpm
Maximum engine tilt angles*
Maximum engine tilt angles*
Longitudinal
30°
30°
Longitudinal
30°
30°
Lateral
30°
30°
Lateral
30°
30°
*Exceeding these operating angles will cause engine damage. This DOES NOT
IMPLY machine is stable to maximum angle of safe engine operation.
*Exceeding these operating angles will cause engine damage. This DOES NOT
IMPLY machine is stable to maximum angle of safe engine operation.
Power Train
Power Train
Ground drive transmission: hydrostatic
Ground drive transmission: hydrostatic
Differentials: planetary front and rear with optional rear steering
Differentials: planetary front and rear with optional rear steering
Service brake: disc, foot operated
Service brake: disc, foot operated
Parking brake: disc, hand operated
Parking brake: disc, hand operated
Tires: 38 x 18.00-20 14-ply bar lug flotation; inflate to 72 psi (5 bar) maximum.
Tires: 38 x 18.00-20 14-ply bar lug flotation; inflate to 72 psi (5 bar) maximum.
Attachment drive transmission: hydrostatic, lever-operated speed infinitely
variable from zero to maximum
Attachment drive transmission: hydrostatic, lever-operated speed infinitely
variable from zero to maximum
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Hydraulic System
U.S.
Metric
Hydraulic System
U.S.
Metric
Ground drive pump capacity at 2500 rpm
30.4 gpm
115 L/min
Ground drive pump capacity at 2500 rpm
30.4 gpm
115 L/min
Ground drive pump relief pressure at 2500 rpm
5000 psi
345 bar
Ground drive pump relief pressure at 2500 rpm
5000 psi
345 bar
Attachment pump capacity at 2500 rpm
50 gpm
189 L/min
Attachment pump capacity at 2500 rpm
50 gpm
189 L/min
Attachment pump relief pressure at 2500 rpm
6090 psi
420 bar
Attachment pump relief pressure at 2500 rpm
6090 psi
420 bar
Auxiliary pump capacity at 2500 rpm
13 gpm
49 L/min
Auxiliary pump capacity at 2500 rpm
13 gpm
49 L/min
Auxiliary pump relief pressure at 2500 rpm
2500 psi
172 bar
Auxiliary pump relief pressure at 2500 rpm
2500 psi
172 bar
Fluid Capacities
U.S.
Metric
Fluid Capacities
U.S.
Metric
Fuel tank
38 gal
144 L
Fuel tank
38 gal
144 L
Engine oil
16 qt
15 L
Engine oil
16 qt
15 L
Hydraulic reservoir
24 gal
91 L
Hydraulic reservoir
24 gal
91 L
Hydraulic system
29 gal
110 L
Hydraulic system
29 gal
110 L
Cooling system
24.7 qt
23.4 L
Cooling system
24.7 qt
23.4 L
Battery
Battery
Group 65, SAE res. cap 165 min., SAE cold crank @ 0° F (-18° C), 875 amp
Group 65, SAE res. cap 165 min., SAE cold crank @ 0° F (-18° C), 875 amp
Auxiliary power outlet - 12 volt, 10 amp
Auxiliary power outlet - 12 volt, 10 amp
Vibration Level
Vibration Level
Vibration transmitted to the operator’s hand/arm and whole body during normal
operation does not exceed 15 and .5 meters per second squared respectively.
Vibration transmitted to the operator’s hand/arm and whole body during normal
operation does not exceed 15 and .5 meters per second squared respectively.
During normal operation, vibration level does not exceed 4.9 and 1.5 meters
squared respectively.
During normal operation, vibration level does not exceed 4.9 and 1.5 meters
squared respectively.
Operator seat per ISO 7096.
Operator seat per ISO 7096.
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Noise Levels
Noise Levels
Operator 96 dBA sound pressure per ISO 6394
Operator 96 dBA sound pressure per ISO 6394
Exterior 112 dBA sound power per ISO 6393.
Exterior 112 dBA sound power per ISO 6393.
Unless otherwise specified, all figures are for standard equipment only.
Unless otherwise specified, all figures are for standard equipment only.
Specifications are called out according to SAE recommended procedures.
Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact
measurements are required, equipment should be weighed and measured. Due to
selected options, delivered equipment may not necessarily match that described.
Specifications are called out according to SAE recommended procedures.
Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact
measurements are required, equipment should be weighed and measured. Due to
selected options, delivered equipment may not necessarily match that described.
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H910 TRENCHER
H910 TRENCHER
Dimensions
H910 TRENCHER
H910 TRENCHER
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A3
Angle of departure
28°
28°
A3
Angle of departure
28°
28°
A
Trench depth, maximum
97 in
2.46 m
A
Trench depth, maximum
97 in
2.46 m
B
Trench width, maximum
24 in
610 mm
B
Trench width, maximum
24 in
610 mm
Boom travel down
65°
65°
C
Boom travel down
65°
65°
Boom travel up
50°
50°
C
Boom travel up
50°
50°
E1
Centerline of trench to outside edge, left
41 in
1.0 m
E1
Centerline of trench to outside edge, left
41 in
1.0 m
E2
Centerline of trench to outside edge,
right
32 in
810 mm
E2
Centerline of trench to outside edge,
right
32 in
810 mm
F
Headshaft height, digging chain
32 in
810 mm
F
Headshaft height, digging chain
32 in
810 mm
H1
Transport height
124 in
3.2 m
H1
Transport height
124 in
3.2 m
L2
Transport length
112 in
2.8 m
L2
Transport length
112 in
2.8 m
L
Headshaft overhang
40 in
1.0 m
L
Headshaft overhang
40 in
1.0 m
N
Soil discharge reach
33 in
840 mm
N
Soil discharge reach
33 in
840 mm
Attachment weight
1750 lb
794 kg
Attachment weight
1750 lb
794 kg
C
C
1
1
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H910 TRENCHER
H910 TRENCHER
U.S.
Metric
Headshaft speeds @ 2500 engine rpm
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Headshaft speeds @ 2500 engine rpm
Ratio low
122 rpm
122 rpm
Ratio low
122 rpm
122 rpm
Ratio standard
150 rpm
150 rpm
Ratio standard
150 rpm
150 rpm
Ratio high
202 rpm
202 rpm
Ratio high
202 rpm
202 rpm
Digging chain speeds
Digging chain speeds
Ratio low
347 ft/min
106 m/min
Ratio low
347 ft/min
106 m/min
Ratio standard
427 ft/min
130 m/min
Ratio standard
427 ft/min
130 m/min
Ratio high
575 ft/min
175 m/min
Ratio high
575 ft/min
175 m/min
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H911 TRENCHER
H911 TRENCHER
Dimensions
H911 TRENCHER
H911 TRENCHER
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A3
Angle of departure
25°
25°
A3
Angle of departure
25°
25°
A
Trench depth, maximum
94 in
2.39 m
A
Trench depth, maximum
94 in
2.39 m
B
Trench width, maximum
24 in
610 mm
B
Trench width, maximum
24 in
610 mm
Boom travel down
65°
65°
C
Boom travel down
65°
65°
Boom travel up
50°
50°
C
Boom travel up
50°
50°
E1
Centerline of trench to outside edge, left
25 in
635 mm
E1
Centerline of trench to outside edge, left
25 in
635 mm
E2
Centerline of trench to outside edge,
right
13.5 in
340 mm
E2
Centerline of trench to outside edge,
right
13.5 in
340 mm
F
Headshaft height, digging chain
35 in
890 mm
F
Headshaft height, digging chain
35 in
890 mm
H1
Transport height
126 in
3.2 m
H1
Transport height
126 in
3.2 m
L2
Transport length
126 in
3.2 m
L2
Transport length
126 in
3.2 m
L
Headshaft overhang
54 in
1.4 m
L
Headshaft overhang
54 in
1.4 m
N
Soil discharge reach
33 in
840 mm
N
Soil discharge reach
33 in
840 mm
Attachment weight
2350 lb
1066 kg
Attachment weight
2350 lb
1066 kg
C
C
1
1
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H911 TRENCHER
H911 TRENCHER
U.S.
Metric
Headshaft speeds @ 2500 engine rpm
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Headshaft speeds @ 2500 engine rpm
Ratio low
122 rpm
122 rpm
Ratio low
122 rpm
122 rpm
Ratio standard
150 rpm
150 rpm
Ratio standard
150 rpm
150 rpm
Ratio high
202 rpm
202 rpm
Ratio high
202 rpm
202 rpm
Digging chain speeds
Digging chain speeds
Ratio low
347 ft/min
106 m/min
Ratio low
347 ft/min
106 m/min
Ratio standard
427 ft/min
130 m/min
Ratio standard
427 ft/min
130 m/min
Ratio high
575 ft/min
175 m/min
Ratio high
575 ft/min
175 m/min
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H932 PLOW
H932 PLOW
H932 PLOW
H932 PLOW
L2
L2’
L2
L2’
H2
H2
A3’
A3’
'
J
'
J
A3
A A
'
A A
H
'
t03om005a.eps
Dimensions
A3
H
t03om005a.eps
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A3’
Angle of departure, transport, no blade
30°
30°
A3’
Angle of departure, transport, no blade
30°
30°
A3
Angle of departure, transport, 24-in (610-mm)
blade
27°
27°
A3
Angle of departure, transport, 24-in (610-mm)
blade
27°
27°
Angle of departure, transport, 30-in (760-mm)
blade
23°
23°
Angle of departure, transport, 30-in (760-mm)
blade
23°
23°
H
Angle of depression, plow max.
10°
10°
H
Angle of depression, plow max.
10°
10°
H2
Height transport
96 in
2.4 m
H2
Height transport
96 in
2.4 m
L2
Attachment length, fully lowered, no blade
102 in
2.6 m
L2
Attachment length, fully lowered, no blade
102 in
2.6 m
L2 ’
Attachment length, fully raised, no blade
69 in
1.7 m
L2 ’
Attachment length, fully raised, no blade
69 in
1.7 m
J
Blade ground clearance, 30-in (760-mm) blade
29 in
740 mm
J
Blade ground clearance, 30-in (760-mm) blade
29 in
740 mm
A
Cover depth*
36 in
915 mm
A
Cover depth*
36 in
915 mm
A’
Penetration*
40 in
1.0 m
A’
Penetration*
40 in
1.0 m
Plow swing angle
43°
43°
Plow swing angle
43°
43°
Inclusive blade steer angle
89°
89°
Inclusive blade steer angle
89°
89°
Center of plow to outside edge of machine, left
40 in
1.0 m
Center of plow to outside edge of machine, left
40 in
1.0 m
Center of plow to outside edge of machine, right
42 in
1.1 m
Center of plow to outside edge of machine, right
42 in
1.1 m
*Suggested maximum. Plow blade used will be determined by job requirements and soil conditions.
*Suggested maximum. Plow blade used will be determined by job requirements and soil conditions.
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H932 PLOW
H932 PLOW
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Plow vibrator force @ 1800 rpm
35,215 lb
157 kN
Plow vibrator force @ 1800 rpm
35,215 lb
157 kN
Maximum material diameter
Maximum material diameter
Pulled
3 in
80 mm
Pulled
3 in
80 mm
Fed
2 in
50 mm
Fed
2 in
50 mm
General
U.S.
Metric
General
U.S.
Metric
Operating weight, without plow blade
2400 lb
1100 kg
Operating weight, without plow blade
2400 lb
1100 kg
Counterweight required. Contact your local Ditch Witch dealer for counterweight
requirements.
Counterweight required. Contact your local Ditch Witch dealer for counterweight
requirements.
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H952 COMBO
H952 COMBO
H952 COMBO
H952 COMBO
Trencher
Trencher
L2
L2
D
C1
C
A3
D
C1
F
C
A3
L4
F
L4
A
A
t03om004a.eps
t03om004a.eps
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A
Trench depth, maximum
70 in
1.8 m
A
Trench depth, maximum
70 in
1.8 m
Trench width
6-12 in
150-305 mm
Trench width
6-12 in
150-305 mm
C1
Boom travel up
44°
44°
C1
Boom travel up
44°
44°
C
Boom travel down
60°
60°
C
Boom travel down
60°
60°
F
Headshaft height, digging chain
31 in
790 mm
F
Headshaft height, digging chain
31 in
790 mm
L2
Transport length
126 in
3.2 m
L2
Transport length
126 in
3.2 m
D
Transport height
126 in
3.2 m
D
Transport height
126 in
3.2 m
A3
Angle of departure
22°
22°
A3
Angle of departure
22°
22°
Center of trench to outside edge, left*
8 in
190 mm
Center of trench to outside edge, left*
8 in
190 mm
Center of trench to outside edge, right
67 in
1.7 m
Center of trench to outside edge, right
67 in
1.7 m
Spoil discharge reach minimum
19 in
480 mm
Spoil discharge reach minimum
19 in
480 mm
Headshaft overhang
40 in
1.0 m
Headshaft overhang
40 in
1.0 m
*Left edge of machine is defined as outside of digging chain guard
*Left edge of machine is defined as outside of digging chain guard
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H952 COMBO
H952 COMBO
U.S.
Metric
Maximum headshaft speed
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Maximum headshaft speed
Ratio low
139 rpm
139 rpm
Ratio low
139 rpm
139 rpm
Ratio standard
170 rpm
170 rpm
Ratio standard
170 rpm
170 rpm
Ratio high
230 rpm
230 rpm
Ratio high
230 rpm
230 rpm
Maximum digging chain speed
Maximum digging chain speed
Ratio low
355 f/min
108 m/min
Ratio low
355 f/min
108 m/min
Ratio standard
434 f/min
132 m/min
Ratio standard
434 f/min
132 m/min
Ratio high
587 f/min
179 m/min
Ratio high
587 f/min
179 m/min
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H952 COMBO
Plow
H952 COMBO
Plow
L2
L2’
L2
L2’
H2
H2
A3’
A3’
'
J
'
J
A3
A A
'
A A
H
'
t03om005a.eps
Dimensions
A3
H
t03om005a.eps
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A3’
Angle of departure, transport, no blade
30°
30°
A3’
Angle of departure, transport, no blade
30°
30°
A3
Angle of departure, transport, 24-in (610-mm)
blade
27°
27°
A3
Angle of departure, transport, 24-in (610-mm)
blade
27°
27°
Angle of departure, transport, 30-in (760-mm)
blade
22°
22°
Angle of departure, transport, 30-in (760-mm)
blade
22°
22°
H
Angle of depression, plow max.
10°
10°
H
Angle of depression, plow max.
10°
10°
H2
Height transport
96 in
2.4 m
H2
Height transport
96 in
2.4 m
L2
Attachment length, fully lowered, no blade
103 in
2.6 m
L2
Attachment length, fully lowered, no blade
103 in
2.6 m
L2 ’
Attachment length, fully raised, no blade
70 in
1.8 m
L2 ’
Attachment length, fully raised, no blade
70 in
1.8 m
J
Blade ground clearance, 30-in (760-mm) blade 29 in
740 mm
J
Blade ground clearance, 30-in (760-mm) blade
29 in
740 mm
A
Cover depth*
36 in
915 mm
A
Cover depth*
36 in
915 mm
A’
Penetration*
40 in
1.0 m
A’
Penetration*
40 in
1.0 m
Plow swing angle, left
0°
0°
Plow swing angle, left
0°
0°
Plow swing angle, right
38°
38°
Plow swing angle, right
38°
38°
Inclusive blade steer angle
89°
89°
Inclusive blade steer angle
89°
89°
Center of plow to outside edge of machine, left
45 in
1.1 m
Center of plow to outside edge of machine, left
45 in
1.1 m
Center of plow to outside edge of machine,
right
37 in
940 mm
Center of plow to outside edge of machine,
right
37 in
940 mm
* Suggested maximum. Plow blade used will be determined by job requirements
and soil conditions.
* Suggested maximum. Plow blade used will be determined by job requirements
and soil conditions.
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H952 COMBO
H952 COMBO
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Plow vibrator force @ 1800 rpm
35,215 lb
156 644 kN
Plow vibrator force @ 1800 rpm
35,215 lb
156 644 kN
Maximum material diameter
Maximum material diameter
Pulled
3 in
80 mm
Pulled
3 in
80 mm
Fed
2 in
50 mm
Fed
2 in
50 mm
General
U.S.
Metric
General
U.S.
Metric
Operating weight without boom, chain, or plow
blade
3065 lb
1390 kg
Operating weight without boom, chain, or plow
blade
3065 lb
1390 kg
Counterweight required. Contact your local Ditch Witch dealer for counterweight
requirements.
Counterweight required. Contact your local Ditch Witch dealer for counterweight
requirements.
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H1140 SAW
H1140 SAW
H1140 SAW
H1140 SAW
L2’
L2’
D
D
J
J
A3
A
A3
A
t03om001a.eps
t03om001a.eps
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A
Trench depth
40 in
1m
A
Trench depth
40 in
1m
Trench width
4.5, 6 in
115, 150
mm
Trench width
4.5, 6 in
115, 150
mm
Transport height - attachment
130 in
3.3 m
Transport height - attachment
130 in
3.3 m
Height - wheel on ground
102 in
2.6 m
Height - wheel on ground
102 in
2.6 m
L2 ’
Overall length - wheel on ground
252 in
6.4 m
L2 ’
Overall length - wheel on ground
252 in
6.4 m
J
Ground clearance at wheel
27 in
700 mm
J
Ground clearance at wheel
27 in
700 mm
Angle of departure
21°
21°
Angle of departure
21°
21°
Attachment weight
5900 lb
2675 kg
Attachment weight
5900 lb
2675 kg
D
A
3
D
A
3
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H1140 SAW
H1140 SAW
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Operation
U.S.
Metric
Maximum breakover angle at full depth
17°
17°
Maximum breakover angle at full depth
17°
17°
Quantity of cutting teeth on wheel (4.5", 6")
70, 80
70, 80
Quantity of cutting teeth on wheel (4.5", 6")
70, 80
70, 80
Counterweight required. Contact your local Ditch Witch dealer for counterweight
requirements.
Counterweight required. Contact your local Ditch Witch dealer for counterweight
requirements.
Power Train
Power Train
Cutting bit types: Rotating, self-sharpening conical bit with spring retainer.
Carbide cap or carbide insert available.
Cutting bit types: Rotating, self-sharpening conical bit with spring retainer.
Carbide cap or carbide insert available.
Cutter wheel type: Steel wheel with 10 bolt-on segments.
Cutter wheel type: Steel wheel with 10 bolt-on segments.
Wheel motor: 107 in3 (1747 cc) radial piston with pair of tapered roller bearings.
Wheel motor: 107 in3 (1747 cc) radial piston with pair of tapered roller bearings.
Wheel shaft bearing: 3 in (76 mm) flanged cartridge double row, spherical roller
bearing.
Wheel shaft bearing: 3 in (76 mm) flanged cartridge double row, spherical roller
bearing.
Lift provision: Two 4 in (107 mm) hydraulic cylinders.
Lift provision: Two 4 in (107 mm) hydraulic cylinders.
Gauge shoes: Minimize shock, bearing load, and vibration when cutting and
move spoils away from trench.
Gauge shoes: Minimize shock, bearing load, and vibration when cutting and
move spoils away from trench.
Spoil placement: Both sides approximately 12-18 in (305-457 mm) from trench.
Spoil placement: Both sides approximately 12-18 in (305-457 mm) from trench.
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A720 BACKHOE
A720 BACKHOE
A720 BACKHOE
A720 BACKHOE
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
A
Transport height
111 in
2.8 m
A
Transport height
111 in
2.8 m
C
Ground clearance
27 in
690 mm
C
Ground clearance
27 in
690 mm
D
Backhoe length, stowed
122 in
3.1 m
D
Backhoe length, stowed
122 in
3.1 m
F
Digging depth, max.
92 in
2.3 m
F
Digging depth, max.
92 in
2.3 m
G
Digging depth, 2 ft (0.6 m) flat bottom
88 in
2.2 m
G
Digging depth, 2 ft (0.6 m) flat bottom
88 in
2.2 m
J
Operating height, fully raised
139 in
3.5 m
J
Operating height, fully raised
139 in
3.5 m
K
Loading height
89 in
2.3 m
K
Loading height
89 in
2.3 m
L
Loading reach
76 in
1.9 m
L
Loading reach
76 in
1.9 m
M
Reach from swing pivot
143 in
3.6 m
M
Reach from swing pivot
143 in
3.6 m
N
Swing pivot to centerline axle
55 in
1.4 m
N
Swing pivot to centerline axle
55 in
1.4 m
P
Bucket rotation
165°
165°
P
Bucket rotation
165°
165°
B
Stabilizer spread, transport
86 in
2.1 m
B
Stabilizer spread, transport
86 in
2.1 m
E
Backhoe or basic unit width
82 in
2.0 m
E
Backhoe or basic unit width
82 in
2.0 m
R
Stabilizer spread, operating
121 in
3.0 m
R
Stabilizer spread, operating
121 in
3.0 m
U
Leveling angle
15°
15°
U
Leveling angle
15°
15°
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A720 BACKHOE
A720 BACKHOE
U.S.
Metric
Bucket
General
U.S.
Metric
Bucket
Width
12-24 in
305-610 mm
Width
12-24 in
305-610 mm
Capacity
1.7-3.5 ft3
0.05-.1m3
Capacity
1.7-3.5 ft3
0.05-.1m3
2975 lb
1350 kg
2975 lb
1350 kg
Backhoe weight with 18 in (686 mm) bucket
Lift capacity, boom over end and swing arc, SAE*
Backhoe weight with 18 in (686 mm) bucket
Lift capacity, boom over end and swing arc, SAE*
@ 48 in (1.2 m)
1050 lb
476 kg
@ 48 in (1.2 m)
1050 lb
476 kg
@ ground level
880 lb
399 kg
@ ground level
880 lb
399 kg
@ 72 in (1.8 m)
1042 lb
473 kg
@ 72 in (1.8 m)
1042 lb
473 kg
Lift capacity, dipperstick over end and swing arc, SAE*
Lift capacity, dipperstick over end and swing arc, SAE*
@ 52 in (1.3 m)
2650 lb
1202 kg
@ 52 in (1.3 m)
2650 lb
1202 kg
@ 96 in (2.4 m)
2150 lb
975 kg
@ 96 in (2.4 m)
2150 lb
975 kg
180°
180°
180°
180°
Swing arc
Digging force
Swing arc
Digging force
Using bucket cylinder
6600 lb
2994 kg
Using bucket cylinder
6600 lb
2994 kg
Using dipperstick cylinder
4025 lb
1825 kg
Using dipperstick cylinder
4025 lb
1825 kg
*Lift capacities are for a stationary machine supported by stabilizers.
*Lift capacities are for a stationary machine supported by stabilizers.
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A920 BACKHOE
A920 BACKHOE
A920 BACKHOE
A920 BACKHOE
DIMENSIONAL
U.S.
Metric
DIMENSIONAL
U.S.
Metric
A
118 in
3.0 m
A
118 in
3.0 m
Transport height
Transport height
C
Ground clearance
29 in
740 mm
C
Ground clearance
29 in
740 mm
D
Backhoe length, stowed
117 in
2.9 m
D
Backhoe length, stowed
117 in
2.9 m
F
Digging depth, max.
112 in
2.8 m
F
Digging depth, max.
112 in
2.8 m
G
Digging depth, 2 ft (0.6 m) flat bottom
109 in
2.7 m
G
Digging depth, 2 ft (0.6 m) flat bottom
109 in
2.7 m
J
Operating height, fully raised
156 in
3.9 m
J
Operating height, fully raised
156 in
3.9 m
K
Loading height
104 in
2.6 m
K
Loading height
104 in
2.6 m
L
Loading reach
78 in
1.9 m
L
Loading reach
78 in
1.9 m
M
Reach from swing pivot
158 in
4.0 m
M
Reach from swing pivot
158 in
4.0 m
N
Swing pivot to centerline axle
57 in
1.4 m
N
Swing pivot to centerline axle
57 in
1.4 m
P
Bucket rotation
170°
170°
P
Bucket rotation
170°
170°
B
Stabilizer spread, transport
86 in
2.2 m
B
Stabilizer spread, transport
86 in
2.2 m
E
Backhoe or basic unit width
82 in
2.0 m
E
Backhoe or basic unit width
82 in
2.0 m
R
Stabilizer spread, operating
121 in
3.0 m
R
Stabilizer spread, operating
121 in
3.0 m
U
Leveling angle
10°
10°
U
Leveling angle
10°
10°
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A920 BACKHOE
A920 BACKHOE
U.S.
Metric
Bucket
General
U.S.
Metric
Bucket
Width
12-24 in
305-610 mm
Width
12-24 in
305-610 mm
Capacity
1.7-3.5 ft3
0.05-.1 m3
Capacity
1.7-3.5 ft3
0.05-.1 m3
3300 lb
1497 kg
3300 lb
1497 kg
Backhoe weight with 18 in (686 mm) bucket
Lift capacity, boom over end and swing arc, SAE*
Backhoe weight with 18 in (686 mm) bucket
Lift capacity, boom over end and swing arc, SAE*
@ 48 in (1.2 m)
1170 lb
530 kg
@ 48 in (1.2 m)
1170 lb
530 kg
@ ground level
1250 lb
567 kg
@ ground level
1250 lb
567 kg
@ 72 in (1.8 m)
1184 lb
537 kg
@ 72 in (1.8 m)
1184 lb
537 kg
Lift capacity, dipperstick over end and swing arc, SAE*
Lift capacity, dipperstick over end and swing arc, SAE*
@ 52 in (1.3 m)
3184 lb
1444 kg
@ 52 in (1.3 m)
3184 lb
1444 kg
@ 96 in (2.4 m)
2242 lb
1017 kg
@ 96 in (2.4 m)
2242 lb
1017 kg
180°
180°
180°
180°
Swing arc
Digging force
Swing arc
Digging force
Using bucket cylinder
6600 lb
2994 kg
Using bucket cylinder
6600 lb
2994 kg
Using dipperstick cylinder
4475 lb
2030 kg
Using dipperstick cylinder
4475 lb
2030 kg
*Lift capacities are for a stationary machine supported by stabilizers.
*Lift capacities are for a stationary machine supported by stabilizers.
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RC115 REEL CARRIER
RC115 REEL CARRIER
RC115 REEL CARRIER
RC115 REEL CARRIER
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
Dimensions
U.S.
Metric
L5
Distance from backfill blade to outside
edge of reel carrier with maximum
diameter reel
76 in
1.9 m
L5
Distance from backfill blade to outside
edge of reel carrier with maximum
diameter reel
76 in
1.9 m
N
Maximum reel diameter
84 in
2.1 m
N
Maximum reel diameter
84 in
2.1 m
Internal width
54 in
1.4 m
Internal width
54 in
1.4 m
Capacity
2500 lb
1130 kg
Capacity
2500 lb
1130 kg
Attachment weight with six 96 lb
(41 kg) counterweights
1600 lb
726 kg
Attachment weight with six 96 lb
(41 kg) counterweights
1600 lb
726 kg
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RT115 with H932 plow
RT115 with H952 combo
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RC115 REEL CARRIER
RC115 Counterweight Requirements
Reel
weight
Back
axle*
Front RC
weight
Rear
weight
0-1500 lb
(0-680 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
600 lb
(272 kg)
1000 lb
(454 kg)
1500-2500 lb
(680-1134 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
1000 lb
(454 kg)
0-1500 lb
(0-680 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
600 lb
(272 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
1500-2500 lb
(680-1134 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
*Use Tire Ballast and Sealant (TBS). Counterweight requirement for front axle
is 0 lb (0 kg).
RT115 with H932 plow
RT115 with H952 combo
Reel
weight
Back
axle*
Front RC
weight
Rear
weight
0-1500 lb
(0-680 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
600 lb
(272 kg)
1000 lb
(454 kg)
1500-2500 lb
(680-1134 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
1000 lb
(454 kg)
0-1500 lb
(0-680 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
600 lb
(272 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
1500-2500 lb
(680-1134 kg)
800 lb
(363 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
0 lb
(0 kg)
*Use Tire Ballast and Sealant (TBS). Counterweight requirement for front axle
is 0 lb (0 kg).
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY
Ditch Witch Equipment and Parts
Limited Warranty Policy
Ditch Witch Equipment and Parts
Limited Warranty Policy
Subject to the limitations and exclusions herein, free replacement parts will be
provided at any authorized Ditch Witch dealership for any Ditch Witch equipment
or parts manufactured by The Charles Machine Works, Inc. (CMW) that fail due to
a defect in material or workmanship within one (1) year of first commercial use
(Exception: 2 years for all SK500 attachments). Free labor will be provided at any
authorized Ditch Witch dealership for installation of parts under this warranty
during the first year following initial commercial use of the serial-numbered Ditch
Witch equipment on which it is installed.
Subject to the limitations and exclusions herein, free replacement parts will be
provided at any authorized Ditch Witch dealership for any Ditch Witch equipment
or parts manufactured by The Charles Machine Works, Inc. (CMW) that fail due to
a defect in material or workmanship within one (1) year of first commercial use
(Exception: 2 years for all SK500 attachments). Free labor will be provided at any
authorized Ditch Witch dealership for installation of parts under this warranty
during the first year following initial commercial use of the serial-numbered Ditch
Witch equipment on which it is installed.
Exclusions from Product Warranty
Exclusions from Product Warranty
•
Wear-related failure of parts subject to ground contact including, but not limited
•
Wear-related failure of parts subject to ground contact including, but not limited
to, digging teeth, digging chains, sprockets, backhoe buckets, plow blades, drill
to, digging teeth, digging chains, sprockets, backhoe buckets, plow blades, drill
pipe, drill bits, backreamers, and swivels.
pipe, drill bits, backreamers, and swivels.
•
All incidental or consequential damages.
•
All incidental or consequential damages.
•
All defects, damages, or injuries caused by misuse, abuse, improper
•
All defects, damages, or injuries caused by misuse, abuse, improper
installation, alteration, neglect, or uses other than those for which products
installation, alteration, neglect, or uses other than those for which products
were intended.
•
All defects, damages, or injuries caused by improper training, operation, or
were intended.
•
servicing of products in a manner inconsistent with manufacturer’s
servicing of products in a manner inconsistent with manufacturer’s
recommendations.
•
All engines and engine accessories (these are covered by original
recommendations.
•
manufacturer’s warranty).
•
Tires, belts, and other parts which may be subject to another manufacturer’s
All implied warranties not expressly stated herein, including any warranty of
fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability.
IF THE PRODUCTS ARE PURCHASED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AS
DEFINED BY THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THEN THERE ARE NO
WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE HEREOF AND THERE
ARE NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHICH EXTEND TO A
COMMERCIAL BUYER. ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY APPLY INCLUDING THE DUTIES IMPOSED.
All engines and engine accessories (these are covered by original
manufacturer’s warranty).
•
warranty (such warranty will be available to purchaser).
•
All defects, damages, or injuries caused by improper training, operation, or
Tires, belts, and other parts which may be subject to another manufacturer’s
warranty (such warranty will be available to purchaser).
•
All implied warranties not expressly stated herein, including any warranty of
fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability.
IF THE PRODUCTS ARE PURCHASED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AS
DEFINED BY THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THEN THERE ARE NO
WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE HEREOF AND THERE
ARE NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHICH EXTEND TO A
COMMERCIAL BUYER. ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY APPLY INCLUDING THE DUTIES IMPOSED.
Ditch Witch products have been tested to deliver acceptable performance in most
conditions. This does not imply they will deliver acceptable performance in all
conditions. Therefore, to assure suitability, products should be operated under
anticipated working conditions prior to purchase.
Ditch Witch products have been tested to deliver acceptable performance in most
conditions. This does not imply they will deliver acceptable performance in all
conditions. Therefore, to assure suitability, products should be operated under
anticipated working conditions prior to purchase.
Defects will be determined by an inspection within thirty (30) days of the date of
failure of the product or part by CMW or its authorized dealer. CMW will provide
the location of its inspection facilities or its nearest authorized dealer upon inquiry.
CMW reserves the right to supply remanufactured replacements parts under this
warranty as it deems appropriate.
Defects will be determined by an inspection within thirty (30) days of the date of
failure of the product or part by CMW or its authorized dealer. CMW will provide
the location of its inspection facilities or its nearest authorized dealer upon inquiry.
CMW reserves the right to supply remanufactured replacements parts under this
warranty as it deems appropriate.
Extended warranties are available upon request from your local Ditch Witch
dealer or CMW.
Extended warranties are available upon request from your local Ditch Witch
dealer or CMW.
Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so above limitation of exclusion may not apply. Further, some states do
not allow exclusion of or limitation of how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply. This limited warranty gives product owner specific
legal rights and the product owner may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so above limitation of exclusion may not apply. Further, some states do
not allow exclusion of or limitation of how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply. This limited warranty gives product owner specific
legal rights and the product owner may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
For information regarding this limited warranty, contact CMW’s Product Support
department, P.O. Box 66, Perry, OK 73077-0066, or contact your local Ditch Witch
dealer.
For information regarding this limited warranty, contact CMW’s Product Support
department, P.O. Box 66, Perry, OK 73077-0066, or contact your local Ditch Witch
dealer.
First version: 1/91; Latest version: 1/03
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