Figure 9-32.-Clamping an object and using it as a battering
Figure 9-33.-Grading with the bucket in the dump position.
Do NOT clamp objects on only one side of the
clamshell, because this causes uneven stresses and may
twist the clamshell out of alignment (fig. 9-31).
Do NOT clamp objects and use them as battering
rams, because this may bend the clamshell and the
cutting edge (fig. 9-32).
Do NOT grade in the forward direction with the
bucket in the dump position, because this can cause
damage to the tilt cylinder and linkage (fig. 9-33).
Do NOT use the bottom of the clamshell as a pile
driver, because this will bend the clamshell (fig. 9-34).
Do NOT attempt to load material in the bucket with
an object caught between the clamshell and blade,
because this could twist the clamshell out of alignment
Figure 9-34.-Using the bottom of the clamshell as a pile
Figure 9-35.Attempting to load material with an object
caught in the clamshell.