Compaction Equipment – Module ID 22203-14

Compaction Equipment – Module ID 22203-14


Module Two (22203-14) provides training on common types of compaction equipment; the primary instruments, controls, and attachments of a roller; safety guidelines associated with compaction equipment; and prestart inspections, preventive maintenance, and proper operating procedures. Factors involved in work activities associated with a roller are also presented.

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Learning Objective 1 • Identify and describe types of compaction equipment.

  • Describe a pneumatic tire compactor. – Describe a steel-wheel compactor.
  • Describe a vibratory compactor.
  • Describe a sheepsfoot compactor.

Learning Objective 2 • Identify and describe the components, controls, and attachments on a typical compactor.

  • Describe the features of the operator’s cab.
  • Describe the instruments and indicators.
  • Describe control systems.
  • Identify common compactor attachments.

Learning Objective 3 • Describe safety guidelines and basic preventive maintenance requirements associated with compaction equipment.

  • Identify specific roller/compactor safety rules.
  • Identify tire safety rules.
  • Describe daily inspection and maintenance procedures.
  • Identify maintenance procedures involved in servicing a compactor.

Learning Objective 4 • Describe basic procedures for operating a compactor.

  • Identify steps for starting up and shutting down a compactor.
  • Identify steps for performing basic maneuvers with a compactor.

Learning Objective 5 • Describe factors involved in work activities associated with a compactor.

  • Identify factors involved in compaction equipment selection.
  • Identify factors involved in the method of compaction used.
  • Identify tests used to check compaction quality.
  • Describe the process of leveling and compacting soil.
  • Describe the process for backfilling.
  • Describe the processes used in compacting cement and asphalt.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 3) • Complete a proper prestart inspection and preventive maintenance of a compactor.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 4) • Perform proper startup, warm-up, and shutdown procedures.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objectives 4 and 5) • Execute basic maneuvers with compaction equipment, including forward/backward movement and turning.

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