Truck Spotting Is Key
Truck spotting is crucial to effective load area operation.
The truck should sit at a 45-degree angle to the face. The loader needs to operate in a tight V pattern between the face and the truck.
The use of the impellor clutch torque convertor and throttle-lock enables the loader operator to achieve this tight V pattern, and achieve a work cycle that matches ground speed to the wheel loader’s hydraulics.
By the time the bucket raises to dump position, the loader will have moved back from the face and be in the dump position over the sideboard of the truck. The time saved per truck may not seem like a lot, but the typical loader handles 25,000 to 30,000 trucks per year and it all adds up.
It’s also critical to get the load centered and balanced within the truck. This is so you can use the tires and struts in the way they were designed.
Full-truck rated payload is the target. There are penalties for over-loading as far as truck life, struts, tires, frames and transmissions. That’s why you strive for achieving rated payload, particularly if production is limited by trucks.
Don’t forget the 10/10/20 loading rule.