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A dozer is one of the most useful pieces of heavy equipment in the excavation and grading industry. Heavy equipment operators need to understand how dozer functions and how to set the blade and other accessories so that equipment works effectively. Operators must also be aware of potential dangers that exist with dozers, know how to conduct daily preventive maintenance on the machine, and practice safety at all times.

  • 40 machine hours for certification
  • Students will be completing daily check lists to ensure machine is in a good and safe operating condition
  • Tasks to be preformed during operation;
    • Pushing materials
    • Levelling materials
    • Clearing of job site prior to work being done (bushes, trees, rocks)
    • Backfill
  • Day begins with a preoperational inspection including fluid checks, walk around inspections, and machine warm up before operation
  • Prior to shutting down machine, ensure that the blade and all attachments are set to ground level
  • Make sure to park machine on dry level ground