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Earthmoving Operations

Earthmoving Operations

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Published by: Alexander Tirado Caicay on Aug 25, 2012
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PREFACE .................................................................................................................. vChapter 1MANAGING EARTHMOVING OPERATIONS .......................................................1-1
Project Management ...............................................................................................1-1Equipment Selection ...............................................................................................1-1Production Estimates ..............................................................................................1-1Material Considerations ..........................................................................................1-2Zones Of Operation ................................................................................................1-6
Chapter 2DOZERS .................................................................................................................2-1
Description ..............................................................................................................2-1Blades .....................................................................................................................2-2Clearing and Grubbing Operations .........................................................................2-3Sidehill Excavations ................................................................................................2-9Operation Techniques ...........................................................................................2-11Dozer Production Estimates .................................................................................2-18Ripping Production Estimates ...............................................................................2-23Safety Precautions ................................................................................................2-26
Chapter 3SCRAPERS ............................................................................................................3-1
Description ..............................................................................................................3-1Production Cycle .....................................................................................................3-2Production Estimates ..............................................................................................3-9
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.*This publication supersedes FM 5-434, 26 August 1994, and FM 5-164, 30 August 1974.
Field Manual *
FM 5-434
No. 5-434 HeadquartersDepartment of the ArmyWashington, DC 15 JUNE 2000
 
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Chapter 11SOIL-PROCESSING AND COMPACTION.........................................................11-1
Safety Program ....................................................................................................13-1General Safety Rules ...........................................................................................13-1Operator Indoctrination ........................................................................................13-2Operator Qualifications and Requirements ..........................................................13-2Equipment Inspection ...........................................................................................13-2Repairs and Maintenance ....................................................................................13-2Guards and Safety Devices .................................................................................13-3Signals .................................................................................................................13-3Ropes, Cables, and Chains .................................................................................13-3Equipment Loading ..............................................................................................13-6Equipment Transporting .......................................................................................13-7Night Operations ..................................................................................................13-7Excavations ..........................................................................................................13-7

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