3-368: Volvo Wheel Loader

This course will provide you with the classroom training necessary in learning to operate the Volvo Wheel Loader, 3-368. Remember, you will need to complete "hands-on" instruction with your Supervisor or other qualified operator prior to independently operating Wheel Loader 3-368.

Section #1: Introduction to the Volvo Wheel Loader

Introduction to the Volvo Wheel Loader

Learning the Correct Way to Handle the Volvo Wheel Loader Will:

It is Crucial that You are Completely Familiar with the Operating Controls, as well as Machine Characteristics and Service Intervals.

The "Safety Chain" is Made Up of:

Reading the Operator's Manual is Mandatory.

Important Factors for Successful Work Include the Coordination Between Man, Machine, Equipment and Attachments.

Section #2: Start Up and Shut Down

Startup and Shut Down

The Wheel Loader Cab has Two (2) Emergency Exits Located at the __________ Door and ____________ Window.

When Mounting or Dismounting the Cab, it is Important to Maintain 3-Point Contact. 3-Point Contact is Described as, Select All that Apply:

"ROPS" Stands for:

Pre-Use "Walkaround" Inspections Shoud be Conducted with the Engine Running.

Describe the Process of Starting Up the Wheel Loader by Matching the Sequence Description on the Left with the Appropriate Sequence Number on the Right:

Сombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
Check the Horm
Step 2
Fasten Your Seatbelt
Step 6
Turn the Key to Position III (3)
Step 9
Set the Parking Brake
Step 5
Release the Parking Brake
Step 8
Turn the Key to Position I (1)
Step 7
Allow the Automatic "Pre-Start" Check to Run to Completion
Step 4
Adjust Your Seat and Mirrors
Step 3
Place the Gear Shift in "Neutral"
Step 1

Section #3: Know Your Machine

Know Your Machine

The Volvo Wheel Loader is Equipped with:

The "Mode Selector" Allows the Operator to:

When in "Auto" Mode, the Wheel Loader's Computer Determines the Shifting Program.

Identify the Available Shifting Programs when Operating in "Manual" Mode, Select All that Apply:

The Selected Shifting Program ("Light", "Medium", "Heavy"), Impacts the Amount of Weight that Can be Lifted and/or the Speed at which the Wheel Loader can Travel.

Section #4: Attachments


In Preparation to Change or Remove Attachments, the Operator Must Exit the Cab to Release the Locking Pins.

Once the Attachment has Been Successfully Unlocked from the Equipment, the Wheel Loader will:

Describe the Process of Attachment Installation by Matching the Sequence Description on the Left with the Appropriate Sequence Number on the Right:

Сombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
Press the "ESC" Button to Acknowledge Proper Attachment Installation.
Step 2
Tilt the Articulating Arm Slightly Forward to Hook Onto the Attachment.
Step 4
Get Out of the Cab to Visually Inspect the Attachment Installation.
Step 3
Press the "Lock Attachment" Button.
Step 1
Tilt the Articulating Arm Backward so the Attachment is in the Correct Position.
Step 5

Section #5: Bucket Handling

Bucket Handling

Lifting a Bucket of Material Increases Weight on the Front Tires, Which Also Improves Traction for the Front Tires.

What are the Four (4) "Important Points" to Remember, as Identified by the Video? Select All that Apply:

Describe the Process of Loading the Bucket by Matching the Sequence Description on the Left with the Appropriate Sequence Number on the Right:

Сombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
Reverse Out
Step 3
Lower Bucket to Ground
Step 1
Lift Bucket
Step 4
Slow Down when Approaching Work
Step 5
Throttle Up
Step 2
Tilt Back
Step 7
Enter Material Pile
Step 6

Section #6: Loading and Transporting

Loading and Transporting

When Loading a Dump Truck, the Material Should be Placed:

You Should Work with the Wheel Loader as Close as Possible to the Vehicle Being Loaded.

When Traveling, A Good Distance for the Bucket to Remain Above the Ground is:

It Is Important to Maintain an Awareness of Your Surroundings at All Times, When Loading and Unloading Materials.

Section #7: Instruments and Controls

Instruments and Controls

Once this Video has Been Viewed, There is No Need to Consult the Operator's Manual for Further Information about the Operation Controls.

What Buttons can be Found on the Front Panel? Select All that Apply:

The "#-Selection Button" is Used for Switching Between:

The "Control Lever Lockout" Button is Used to Prevent Accidental Activation of Control Levers. According to the Video, When Might This be Useful? Select All that Apply:

The Lever Console is Equipped with the Following Items, Please Select All the Apply:

Section #8: Maximize Your Uptime

Maximize Your Uptime

Prior to Each Use, A Brake Test Should Be Conducted to Ensure the Brakes of the Wheel Loader are in Good Working Order.

The Engine Compartment Hood Opens:

It is Safe for the Operator to Access the Engine Compartment While the Engine is Running.

The Diesel Soot Regeneration Process Cannot be Postponed by the Operator to Ensure the wheel Loader is in a Safe Location.

The Diesel Soot Regeneration Process Should Never Take Place in Flammable Environments Such As Which of the Ones Listed Below - Select All that Apply:

Section #9: Environmental Care

Environmental Care

Maintaining the Recommended Service Schedule is Neither Important nor Necessary.

To Minimize Impact on the Environment while Operating Volvo Wheel Loader 3-368, You Should Do the Following, Select All that Apply:

Equipment Oil and Fluids can be Damaging to the Environment if Leaked or Spilled.