APPROVED HEARING PROTECTION MUST BE WORN by operator and any personnel within
22 ft. (7 m) of an IHMEE at high idle or within 12 ft. (4 m) of an IHMEE at low idle. Personnel
hearing can be PERMANENTLY DAMAGED if exposed to constant high noise levels of 85 dB (A)
or greater. Personnel exposed to high noise levels shall participate in a hearing conservation program
in accordance with DA PAM 40-501. Hearing loss occurs gradually but becomes permanent over time.
Failure to comply may cause impairment or loss of hearing.
Before using the backhoe for digging, complete the following steps:
Mud flaps must be in the down position prior to lowering/raising stabilizers, backhoe operation, or
road use. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Remove travel stop from bucket cylinder
Remove turnbuckles from stabilizer arms
Remove boom locking pin (1).
If you experience problems operating any controls, turn off your SINGAR radio unit. Failure to
comply may result in death or injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment.
Electronic controls, devices, and systems may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inadequately shielded or
otherwise configured for electromagnetic compatibility. When operating any of the vehicle's controls while the SINGAR
radio is on, EMI could occur. If you notice controls not responding correctly, or at all, turn your SINGAR radio off.
The backhoe assembly is operated with hydraulic pressure supplied by the vehicle's hydraulic system. The operator controls
the functions of the backhoe, using two joystick controls that are incorporated into the armrests of the operator's seat. The
backhoe is automatically powered. Controls are activated whenever the operator's seat is turned to face the backhoe; however,
an override switch enables the backhoe to be operated when the operator's seat is facing forward.