There’s one common rule for all equipment, whether you own it or are renting: Safety is key. It’s critical for all operators of heavy-duty construction equipment to make use of all safety equipment and practices at all times. When you teach yourself and your crews to follow the same safe methods, they’ll eventually become second nature.
Safety doesn’t happen by accident. When you don’t create a culture of safety with respect to the use of your heavy-duty construction equipment, you’re gambling on the well-being of your employees and others present in your work zone or facility. At MacAllister Machinery, we take safety seriously and want to share this video as a reminder of the basic steps you can take to ensure the safety of yourself, your coworkers and the people around you. If you always follow these straightforward safety tips, you’re reducing the risk of an accident.
Hi, my name is Colin. I’m here to show you the safety features on the new Cat D Series Skid Steer Loaders.
When entering, always be sure to have 3 points of contact as you enter the machine.
Next, fasten your seatbelt.
It is critical to have your seatbelt on at all times when inside of the machine.
Then, adjust your rearview mirror to ensure you have a clear view of your surroundings.
Next, adjust your side windows to your desired position.
These easy to open windows ensure clear communication on the job site.
Check your backup camera to ensure that it is not obstructed and provides a clear view behind the machine.
Each Cat D Series Skid Steer Loader is equipped with the following safety features that will ensure you and those around you are safe.
Your parking brake is hydraulically released and will set as soon as the engine stops and hydraulic pressure is lost.
A seat switch, an armbar switch that prevents the machine from being started without an operator present.
A rear exit window to use if the front entry is blocked.
A lift arm service brace that can be installed and uninstalled by one person.
A dead engine lowering lever and hydraulic accumulator that allow you to lower the lift arm in the event of an unexpected machine shutdown.
As always, refer to your operation and maintenance manual for more information.
Being aware of these safety features will keep you are safe and productive each and every day.
That’s today’s Quick Tip, thanks for watching.
This video can serve as an introduction to machine safety for when your crews are first using a new piece of equipment. At the same time, it’s important to offer a refresher about safety procedures on a regular basis. Everyone gets rushed and can sometimes forget things like putting on a safety belt when you’re jumping in and out of a piece of equipment frequently. Consider sharing this video with your crews during a safety briefing to remind them of the importance of safe ingress and egress and machine utilization. Get people talking about safety and let them know you’d rather they take a moment longer to get their job done to ensure it’s completed safely.
Safety At MacAllister Machinery
When we sell or rent you a piece of heavy-duty equipment, we’re more than happy to go over the various safety-related features with you. Our team at MacAllister Machinery will show you how to enter and exit correctly, adjust all mirrors and controls for safe operation and explain the various sight and blind spot angles. We’re experts in Cat® equipment as well as many other popular brands of construction equipment, and we will make sure you’re comfortable with your machine before you leave with it.
Contact us today with any of your safety-related questions. MacAllister Machinery can also take care of all of your service needs. Keeping your equipment well serviced and maintained is an additional step in ensuring the safety of your work zones, so take advantage of our experience for all of your heavy-duty construction equipment service needs. You can also shop the Cat D Series Skid Steer Loaders featured in this video here.