Set the parking brake on the truck and set the support jack. Be sure the digging clutch is disengaged.
Start engine and let it run until normal operation temperature.
IF ENGINE FAILS TO START AFTER 30 SECONDS
CRANKING, RELEASE IGNITION SWITCH AND ALLOW
STARTER TO COOL FOR AT LEAST TWO MINUTES. THEN
ATTEMPT STARTING PROCEDURES AGAIN. IF ENGINE
STILL WILL NOT START, STOP THE STARTING
PROCEDURES AND DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND
CORRECT BEFORE MAKING ANOTHER ATTEMPT.
Raise feed ram bar and level with leveling cylinder.
Push the auger bar control until the auger touches the ground.
Place the gear selector in high gear.
Engage the clutch and increase engine RPM. At the same time, "BUMP" the auger bar control pushing the
turning auger into the ground. Use only the engine RPM required to dig the hole. Excess speeds will
damage the unit.
After several "BUMPS" of the auger bar valve, the auger should be sufficiently loaded. -
Release engine RPM and disengage clutch. Pull the auger bar control and raise the auger out of the hole.
Increase RPM as required. When auger clears the ground, at engine idle, engage the clutch and raise
engine RPM throwing off the dirt removed from the hole.
Keep repeating until the hole is to the required depth. Try to anticipate when the feed ram piston will hit the
top of the barrel when raising the auger. This will eliminate unnecessary shock.
When returning into the hole, do not allow the auger to turn. This and insufficient down pressure will cause
chatter and excessive vibration and may cause damage to the drive train.
DO NOT ROTATE AUGER WHEN RETURNING TO HOLE,
WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO DRIVE TRAIN.