- Starting the Excavator: The operator starts the excavator by turning on the ignition and allowing the engine to warm up. Safety checks, such as inspecting fluid levels and ensuring proper functioning of controls, are also performed.
- Positioning and Stabilizing: The operator maneuvers the excavator into the desired position using the tracks or wheels. Once in position, the operator stabilizes the machine by deploying the stabilizers or ensuring a stable base.
- Operating the Arm: Using the control levers in the cabin, the operator controls the arm’s movement. The boom can be raised or lowered, and the arm can be extended or retracted, allowing the bucket to reach the desired position.
- Bucket Operation: The operator controls the bucket’s movement, such as opening or closing it for digging or dumping materials. The bucket’s teeth or edges are used to penetrate the ground or scoop up materials.
- Swing Operation: The operator can rotate the excavator’s house or turn it in a circular motion using the swing controls. This enables the excavator to work in different directions without needing to reposition the tracks or wheels.
- Moving the Excavator: The operator uses the tracks or wheels to move the excavator to new locations as needed. This allows for efficient work progress and repositioning between different areas of the job site.
- Safety Considerations: Throughout the operation, the operator must follow safety protocols, such as maintaining a safe distance from other workers and obstacles, ensuring proper stability on uneven terrain, and being aware of overhead obstructions.