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:

  • Boost Productivity
  • Reduce Machine Wear
  • Make Onsite Work Safer
  • All of the Above
  • None of the Above

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

  • True
  • False

The "Safety Chain" is Made Up of:

  • Man, Worksite, Productivity
  • Man, Equipment, Machine
  • Man, Machine, Worksite
  • Productivity, Worksite, Attachments

Reading the Operator's Manual is Mandatory.

  • True
  • False

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

  • True
  • False

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.

  • Left; Right
  • Right; Rear
  • Side; Front
  • Side; Left

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

  • Seated in the Driver's Seat, Hands on the Wheel, Seat Belt Fastened
  • Two (2) Feet on a Surface (Step, Floor, Ground, etc.) and 1 Hand on a Rail
  • Seated with Two (2) Feet on the Floor
  • Two (2) Hands on a Rail and One (1) Foot on a Surface (Step, Floor, Ground, etc.)

"ROPS" Stands for:

  • Roll Over Prevention System
  • Round Object Projectile System
  • Roll Over Protection System
  • Resistance of Projectiles System

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

  • True
  • False

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:

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

Section #3: Know Your Machine

Know Your Machine

 

The Volvo Wheel Loader is Equipped with:

  • Four (4) Forward Gears/Four (4) Reverse Gears
  • Two (2) Forward Gears/Four (4) Reverse Gears
  • Six (6) Forward Gears/Two (2) Reverse Gears
  • None of the Above

The "Mode Selector" Allows the Operator to:

  • Manually Reverse Gears
  • Determine the Amount of Weight that Can be Safely Maneuvered
  • Select Between the Different Available Shifting Programs
  • All of the Above
  • None of the Above

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

  • True
  • False

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

  • Light
  • High
  • Medium
  • Heavy
  • All of the Above
  • None of the Above

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.

  • True
  • False

Section #4: Attachments

Attachments

 

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

  • True
  • False

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

  • Shut Down Until the Attachment is Properly Reconnected
  • Emit a Loud Warning Alarm
  • Display a Yellow "Attachment Lock Open" Warning at the On-Dash Display
  • None of the Above
  • All of the Above

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

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

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.

  • True
  • False

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

  • High Pressure on the Front Wheels
  • Maintaining a Consistent, Elevated Speed
  • Adapting the Engine RPM to Prevent Wheel Slippage
  • Keeping Work Surfaces as Smooth/Clean as Possible
  • Giving Equipment as Much Throttle as Possible when Loading
  • Entering Work Head-On
  • None of the Above
  • All of the Above

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

  • Reverse Out
    Step 6
  • Lower Bucket to Ground
    Step 2
  • Lift Bucket
    Step 5
  • Slow Down when Approaching Work
    Step 1
  • Throttle Up
    Step 3
  • Tilt Back
    Step 7
  • Enter Material Pile
    Step 4

Section #6: Loading and Transporting

Loading and Transporting

 

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

  • To the Left of Center (Toward the Cab)
  • To the Right of Center (Toward the Tailgate)
  • In the Center of the Dump Truck Bed
  • All of the Above Are Acceptable
  • None of the Above

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

  • True
  • False

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

  • 24 Inches (61 Centimeters)
  • 12 Inches (30 Centimeters)
  • 16 Inches (40 Centimeters)
  • 30 Inches (76 Centimeters)

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

  • True
  • False

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.

  • True
  • False

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

  • Parking Brake
  • Horn
  • Hazard Flashers
  • Attachment Lock Button

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

  • Automatic and Manual Gear Shifting
  • Activating Forward or Revers
  • Forward; Neutral; Reverse
  • None of the Above
  • All of the Above

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:

  • During Light Load Work Activities
  • When Transporting the Wheel Loader Over Public Roads
  • During Maintenance Activities
  • When Changing Attachments

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

  • Up to Four (4) Control Levers
  • Hazard Lights
  • Horn
  • 3-Selection Button
  • Engine Breakdown Shift Button
  • Climate Control Dials
  • Strobe Light Button
  • Working Lights Control Button
  • Forward/Reverse Activation Button
  • Control Lever Lockout

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.

  • True
  • False

The Engine Compartment Hood Opens:

  • 45 Degrees
  • 180 Degrees
  • 90 Degrees
  • 85 Degrees

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

  • True
  • False

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

  • True
  • False

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

  • Under a Wooden Roof
  • Under Trees
  • In an Open-Air Environment

Section #9: Environmental Care

Environmental Care

 

Maintaining the Recommended Service Schedule is Neither Important nor Necessary.

  • True
  • False

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

  • Check Tire Pressure Prior to Operating
  • Utilize Small-Lever Movements
  • Throttle Up Only When Necessary
  • Minimize the Cycle Distance by Working as Close as Possible to the Vehicle Being Loaded
  • All of the Above
  • None of the Above

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

  • True
  • False