Essential Guide to Using Dingo Equipment Properly and Safely

To reduce manual labor while enhancing productivity, the dingo equipment can be your practical solution. With this equipment, you can expect to get the job done quickly using the different attachments. What’s more, you can work in tight areas efficiently without any heavy footprint along the way.

Pre-Start Checks

Before using the dingo equipment, be sure to apply certain techniques during the pre-start period. Various key components should be checked carefully and regularly prior to operating the equipment. For instance, the engine oil and fuel must be monitored initially. If you need to refuel, turn the engine off first, and allow it to cool. Then, fill to a maximum of 60millimeters from the top part of the fuel tank. The engine oil can be measured with a dip stick, and try to maintain the top up.

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It is inevitable for some loose material to be stuck in the primary filter. Thus, it is recommended to give this component a little tap to eliminate debris. Then, check the air filter elements by removing these thoroughly. The same holds true with fittings and hoses, which should be cleaned and checked for any damages.

Inspect the bushes by checking for movement in the mount plate’s joints. This is done by wriggling the mount plate and looking for any movement. Once the joints move, you will have to replace the bushes. Lastly, the tire pressure should be at 22 PSI, and tighten the wheel nuts when necessary.

Operating the Dingo Equipment – What You Should Do

Safety and quality results are made possible when you use the dingo properly. For instance, these general guidelines should be applied to prevent accidents while operating the equipment.

  1. Attachments should be positioned at a low height when the machine is in use. If there is a raised attachment while you drive in reverse or in forward motion, this can result to an increased risk of damage on the machine or injuries once the machine falls or tips forward.
  2. There should be no person found within 4.5 meters where the machine is currently in motion. Children should be kept indoors when the dingo is being used. The area around or under the lifted attachments must be vacated to prevent injuries once the hydraulics malfunction or the lower lever of the machine is pushed accidentally.
  3. Work up and down with the heaviest end of the dingo facing uphill as you operate the machine on a slope. Working across the slope is dangerous, particularly when there is a raised attachment, since this may cause the machine to roll sideways.
  4. At all times, protective clothing and equipment must be worn when you operate the dingo. These items include gloves, hard hat, steel capped boots and hearing protection.

Additional Information You Should Know

Various attachments can be used with the dingo such as the following:

1. Trencher

If you need to dig about 900 mm deep trenches for electrical cables, plumbing reasons or drainage, then the trencher is an essential attachment you will need for the dingo. It is suitable for breaking up clay or other types of hard ground, as well as in building retaining walls after making the right measurement of cutouts in banks. Dingos with trencher are also great when removing weeds by breaking up soil in overgrown garden beds or it digging up stubborn roots and plants.

2. Rotary Hoe

The rotary hoe in dingos can be used in digging about 150 mm depth in virgin soil. When attached to the machine, set in reverse to hoe the ground. This way, you can avoid running over tilled soil while making sure that you know where you are heading. The fact that the ground speed of dingos is variable hydraulically, you can work on the hoe at a speed relative to the soil’s toughness.

3. Pallet Carrier

If you need to carry a pack of standard weight and size of bricks, then you can use the dingo with pallet carrier safely. However, never raise the load at a height of over 100 mm from the ground. Higher inflation of the front tires should also be checked when carrier much heavier loads.

4. Post Hole Auger and Drive

When you need to dig holes for plants, posts and other items, the post hole auger is perfect to use with the dingo. It is only important that the augers’ teeth are positioned properly to dig bitumen, natural ground and clay effectively. Moreover, when digging up to at least 1200 and over 2300 mm an extension should be used.

5. 4-in-1 Bucket

This is an attachment most commonly used with the dingo. It is required when moving, spreading and digging sand, mulch, dirt, rocks and gravel. You can even use the bucket in grabbing materials or pushing objects forward and dragging them backwards. Just be sure to apply the right techniques beginning with putting the loading arm at a low position until this component hits the dingo’s body.

Then, the arm should be raised at about 50 to 100 mm away from the machine’s body. Afterwards, tilt the bucket carefully and allow the leading edge to hit the ground. Simply drive the machine forward before pushing into the pile to fill the bucket. As for unloading contents, tilt the bucket upwards and tip it forward.

6. Leveller

The leveller or leveling bar is used for the efficient spreading of road base, gravel, sand and dirt. It is also referred to as the carryall since it can carry even heavy materials. All you need to do is to place the levelling bar flat on the ground, then drive in a forward and backward motion to achieve an even and smooth finish that you want on the project.

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