Vermeer - V1350 Walk Behind Trencher
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KNOW YOUR SYMBOLS! Trenchers are potentially dangerous pieces of equipment. Before operating a trencher, become familiar with symbols and decals on the machine, to review those symbols please review the following article: Trencher Safety Symbols & DecalsSign Here
Any piece of equipment can be dangerous if not operated properly. You are responsible for the safe operation of this equipment. The operator must carefully read and follow any warnings, safety signs and instructions provided with or located on the equipment. Do not remove, defeat, deface or render inoperable any of the safety devices or warnings on this equipment. If any safety devices or warnings have been removed, defeated, defaced or rendered inoperable, DO NOT USE THE EQUIPMENT!!!
This item contains one or more chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
Contact Your Local/State Underground Utility Locator Service before you dig.
- Read the operator's manual before attempting to operate the machine. Be sure you understand it completely.
- Dress properly for the job. Wear snug-fitting, sturdy pants and shirt, safety shoes, safety helmet, hard hat, safety goggles or screen, and hearing protection.
- Check the machine for loose, missing, or broken parts. Tighten, repair, or replace as needed before using.
- Check all safety devices such as seat belts, roll-over protective structures (ROPS), shields, warning lights, etc., to see that they are in place and working.
- Read and heed the safety warning decals on the machine.
- Check for hydraulic leaks with a piece of wood or cardboard. Never use your hand as pinpoint leaks can penetrate the skin.
- When checking radiator coolant, cover the cap with a cloth to protect yourself from escaping steam. Open the cap slightly to release pressure, and then open the rest of the way. Allow engine to cool before adding any needed coolant.
- Fill the fuel tank with engine stopped and cool. Do not smoke. Be sure there are no sparks or open flames nearby. If you must refuel during operation, allow the engine to cool a few minutes before doing so.
- Check for underground utilities in the digging area. You should request Blue Stake service at least two days in advance of digging. Don't take chances. You could lose your life if you strike a gas or electric line.
- Check for the presence of overhead utility lines as they can be equally as dangerous.
- DO NOT start while digging chain is in contact with the ground or other objects, Shut off power to trencher digging chain before moving the tractor with the trencher boom raised.
- NO SPECTATORS! Keep everyone away from trench and trencher. Do not shovel behind a running trencher.
- CHECK fluid level daily. NEVER refuel while unit is running and/or hot.
- THIS MACHINE emits carbon monoxide, a poison and deadly gas. Always operate where well ventilated.
- MAKE slow gradual turns. Loss of control may cause machine to run into bystander. Do not wire, tape, weight or tamper with operator presence control in any way.
- RIDE-ON TRENCHERS: ALWAYS wear seat belt at all times. Only operate from drivers seat! NO RIDERS!
- DO NOT operate on side-hills or rollover may occur.
- DO NOT work in trench with unstable sides which could cave in. Use shoring or sloping trench walls as required by OSHA.
- DO NOT Bypass any safety devices or controls. If you do, you may subject yourself and others to serious injury or death.
If the person receiving this handout will not be the user of the equipment, forward these instructions to the operator. If there is any doubt as to the operation or safety of the equip, DO NOT USE!!! CALL US IMMEDIATELY!!!
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH
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I Have Read the Above Instructions and Agree That They Will Be Followed carefully. I Also, Agree That The Equipment Will be Used at My Own Risk and Agree to Indemnify All Claims for Damages and Liabilities Resulting From Its Use.