Figure 9-6.-General-purpose bucket.
Figure 9-7.Multipurpose (4-in-1) bucket.
general-purpose single-piece bucket. For example, the
multipurpose (4-in-1) bucket can be used as a clamshell,
a dozer, a scraper, or as a skid shovel.
The forklift attachment is a useful tool at remote
project sites for unloading building material. Care must
be taken not to overload the loader when using the
Figure 9-8.Bucket teeth.
NOTE: A loader equipped with a forklift attach-
ment must be operated using the same techniques of
operation and safety rules designed for forklifts.
The backhoe attachment is a positive digging tool.
It is used to dig below the ground, such as trenches,
combat fighting positions, building footers, and
The backhoe is attached to the loader frame with a
ridged coupling. The hydraulics use a quick-disconnect
coupling to tap the loader hydraulic system for a power
When operating a loader equipped with a skid
bucket, keep the engine speed at full throttle and operate
in the first or second gear transmission range. Use
second and third gear for traveling.
Start all jobs from nearly level ground if possible.
When necessary, level an area large enough to provide