It takes a skilled operator to run a dozer. That's because this workhorse is in the thick of things, encountering many types of materials and ground conditions as it pushes truckloads of material over dumps, builds lifts and, in a mine, cleans up shovel pits.
- In lesson 1, trainees learn the major blade and track components of the track dozer and how they contribute to pushing material.
- Lesson 2 outlines the controls of the machine and their function, and describes typical working conditions and basic operating techniques of the modern dozer.
- Lesson 3 is focused on project management—planning how to approach push and return cycles for maximum efficiency and productivity. This lesson also digs deeper into ground conditions, and how they affect productivity, as well as the different types of dozer operating modes, including cutting, ripping and carrying material.