Excavators – Module ID 22304-14

Excavators – Module ID 22304-14


Module Six (22304-14) identifies and describes the common types, uses, and components of excavators. Safety guidelines, prestart inspection procedures, and preventive maintenance requirements are presented. Basic startup and operation are described, and common work activities associated with excavators are covered.

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Learning Objective 1 – Identify and describe types, uses, and components of excavators.

  • Identify and describe common types of excavators.
  • Identify and describe common uses of excavators.
  • Identify and describe major parts of excavators.
  • Identify and describe excavator instrumentation and controls.
  • Identify and describe common excavator buckets and attachments.

Learning Objective 2 – Identify and describe safety, inspection, and service guidelines associated with an excavator.

  • Describe guidelines associated with excavator safety.
  • Describe prestart inspection procedures.
  • Describe preventive maintenance requirements.

Learning Objective 3 – Describe basic startup and operating procedures for a track-mounted hydraulic excavator.

  • Describe startup, warm-up, and shutdown procedures.
  • Describe basic maneuvers and operations.
  • Describe common work activities.
  • Describe activities involving special attachments.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 2) – Demonstrate a proper prestart inspection and maintenance on an excavator.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 3) – Perform proper startup, warm-up, and shutdown procedures.

Performance Task 3 (Learning Objective 3) – Perform basic maneuvers with a hydraulic excavator, including moving forward, moving backward, making a pivot turn, and making a spot turn.

Performance Task 4 (Learning Objective 3) – Demonstrate basic excavator operation by creating a 10 feet by 10 feet (3 meter by 3 meter) excavation at least 3 feet (1 meter) deep to grade.

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