Backhoes – Module ID 22303-14

Backhoes – Module ID 22303-14


Module Three (22303-14) identifies and describes the common uses, types, components, instruments, controls, and attachments of backhoes. Safety guidelines, prestart inspection procedures, and preventive maintenance requirements are presented. Basic startup and operation are described, and common work activities associated with backhoes are covered.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify and describe common uses and types of backhoes.

  • Describe common uses of a backhoe.
  • Identify types and configurations of backhoes.

Learning Objective 2 – Identify and describe the components, controls, and attachments on a typical backhoe.

  • Describe the major parts of a backhoe.
  • Describe the instruments and controls.
  • Describe the backhoe controls.
  • Describe common backhoe attachments.

Learning Objective 3 – Identify and describe safety, inspection, and service guidelines associated with a backhoe.

  • Describe rules pertaining to safety.
  • Describe daily inspection checks.
  • Describe the servicing requirements for a backhoe.

Learning Objective 4 – Describe basic operating procedures for a backhoe.

  • Identify factors for effective backhoe operation.
  • Identify steps for preparing to work with a backhoe.
  • Identify steps for performing basic maneuvers with a backhoe.

Learning Objective 5 – Identify and describe common work activities for a backhoe.

  • Describe loading from a stockpile with a backhoe.
  • Describe trenching and loading with a backhoe.
  • Describe demolition using the hydraulic breaker.
  • Describe setting pipe using a backhoe.
  • Describe excavating footings and foundations with a backhoe.
  • Describe working with a backhoe in confined or unstable areas.
  • Describe basic procedures for roading and transporting a backhoe.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 3) – Demonstrate a proper prestart inspection of a backhoe.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 4) – Perform a proper startup, warm-up, and shutdown of a backhoe.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 4) – Perform basic backhoe maneuvers, including forward movement, moving in reverse, turning, and operating the front loader bucket.

Performance Task 4 (Learning Objective 4) – Perform the operation of setting up a backhoe, using stabilizers, and digging with the bucket.

Performance Task 5 (Learning Objectives 4 and 5) – Perform an excavation of a trench 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 meters) long with spoil piles at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) from the edge.

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