Mobile equipment operates within its design parameters

Decisions on equipment operating parameters consider

Operating conditions:

  • Type of surface
  • Condition of surface
  • Road gradient
  • Road camber or profile
  • Turn radii
  • Quarry or underground
  • Type and condition of dumping and loading areas
  • Climate and season

Routine operations:

  • Average and maximum speeds
  • Maximum wheel load
  • Average load
  • TKPH
  • Weight distribution – load stability and security
  • Cycle length – empty and laden
  • Shift duration
  • Number of cycles per shift

Periodic duty

  • Towing capacity
  • Loading and tipping non routine loads – clay, water logged, reactive etc.
Assign responsibilities for assessing site conditions and achieving safe and productive outcomes.


Last Updated: 07/07/2020 02:18:55pm