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Qualification Test Code: QLF155
Skills Test Code: MNT155

Contracted Qualification Test

A = Acceptable      U = Unacceptable      C = Comments

Given an operational backhoe, the candidate will perform the following tasks:

A. Preventive Maintenance: The candidate correctly:

_____1. Checked fluid levels cold check.
_____2. Checked air cleaner system serviced if required.
_____3. Checked tire pressures.
_____4. Inspected tires for cuts/tread wear/proper mounting.
_____5. Inspected loader bucket for wear.
_____6. Inspected backhoe attachment for wear.
_____7. Inspected hydraulic lines and connections.
_____8. Lubricated machine.
_____9. Mounted machine properly.
_____10. Started engine verified fluid levels.
_____11. Operated controls to warm-up hydraulics.
_____12. Checked lights and other safety items.

Comments:____________________________________________________________

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B. Roading the Machine: The candidate correctly:

_____1. Put backhoe attachment in travel position.
_____2. Raised stabilizers and secured.
_____3. Checked for vehicle slow moving emblem.
_____4. Locked brake pedals together.
_____5. Maintained loader bucket height.
_____6. Maintained safe road speed.
_____7. Used accelerator pedal, not hand throttle.
_____8. Used signals when turning.
_____9. Used flashing lights and rotating beacon.
_____10. Wore seat belt.

Comments:____________________________________________________________

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C. Trenching with Backhoe: The candidate correctly:

_____1. Checked utilities locations.
_____2. Positioned the backhoe for trenching.
_____3. Lowered stabilizers.
_____4. Oriented one edge of backhoe bucket along ditch line.
_____5. Lowered loader bucket.
_____6. Throttled backhoe for operation.
_____7. Let bucket teeth lead into cut.
_____8. Made small sweeping cuts.
_____9. Used boom, stick, and bucket controls for cutting.
_____10. Positioned spoil material away from trench.
_____11. Cleaned both sides of trench.
_____12. Sloped side of trench.
_____13. Wore seat belt.

Comments:____________________________________________________________

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D. Excavating with Backhoe: The candidate correctly:

_____1. Checked utilities locations.
_____2. Positioned the backhoe for excavating.
_____3. Oriented one edge of backhoe bucket along excavation.
_____4. Lowered stabilizers.
_____5. Lowered loader bucket.
_____6. Throttled backhoe for operation.
_____7. Let backhoe bucket teeth lead into cut.
_____8. Made small sweeping cuts.
_____9. Used boom, stick, and bucket controls for cutting.
_____10. Positioned spoil material away from excavation.
_____11. Cleaned side of excavation.
_____12. Moved to each of four corners continued digging.
_____13.Wore seat belt.

Comments:____________________________________________________________

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E. Backfilling: The candidate correctly:

_____1. Readied the backhoe for backfilling.
_____2. Maintained loader bucket position.
_____3. Loaded bucket.
_____4. Carried load to fill area.
_____5. Pushed fill material into fill area.
_____6. Dumped load into excavation.
_____7. Compacted material when feasible.
_____8. Used proper gear and speed.
_____9. Wore seat belt.

Comments:____________________________________________________________

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