Introduction to Earthmoving – Module ID 22201

Introduction to Earthmoving – Module ID 22201

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One of the main purposes of heavy equipment operations is moving earth to excavate, fill, and shape the land surface. In this module you will receive an overview of the various aspects of earthmoving operations. These include the planning and safety measures involved, typical equipment used, grading methods, worksite practices, and soil properties and stabilization.

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Overview

Learning Objective 1 – Successful completion of this module prepares trainees to: Describe earthmoving operations.

  • Describe the general approach to excavations and related planning.
  • Describe the characteristics of different types of soils.
  • Explain how plans and specifications are used in earthmoving.
  • Describe methods used to lay out slopes and grades.
  • Explain how to set up and coordinate operations, including setting up of staging areas, determining cycle times, and site preparation.
  • Describe site drainage requirements.
  • Explain the safety practices related to earthmoving operations.

Learning Objective 2 – Successful completion of this module prepares trainees to: Describe the equipment and methods used in excavating.

  • Describe how to measure production for various earthmoving activities.
  • Describe the equipment and methods used in loading excavated soil.
  • Describe the equipment and methods used in hauling excavated soil.
  • Describe the equipment and methods used in dumping excavated soil.
  • Describe fill, backfill, and embankment construction.

Learning Objective 3 – Successful completion of this module prepares trainees to: Describe the different methods used in stabilizing soils.

  • Identify the different types of binders.
  • Explain how to apply binders to soil.
  • Explain soil compacting.

Performance Tasks

Lay out a basic earthmoving operation.

Identify and select the proper equipment for a given earthmoving operation.

Draw a plan for basic earthmoving operations:

  • Clearing and grubbing
  • Excavating the foundation
  • Constructing embankments
  • Backfilling
  • Compacting

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