How to Operate an Excavator: Level 1

About these courses

These 14 lessons will get your newer excavator operators comfortable with what their machine is as well as the basics that come with running it. This foundational learning plan for excavator operators will help improve machine lifetime and decrease maintenance costs.

 

Learning Plan Outline

Machine Basics

2 Lessons

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Lessons found in the Machine Basics course:

Machine Basics

Components

Terms You Should Know

1 Lesson

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Lessons found in the Terms You Should Know course:

Terms You Should Know

How to Operate: The Basics

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the How to Operate: The Basics course:

Getting Comfortable in the Seat

How to Start Your Machine

Control Functions

Boom, Stick, Bucket, and Swing Controls

How to Move the Machine

Basic Operating and Digging Techniques

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the basic Operating and Digging Techniques course:

Operating Techniques

Track Setup

Digging Techniques

Tips for Navigating Slopes

How to Park the Machine

Tips for Digging a Trench

1 Lesson

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Lessons found in the Tips for Digging a Trench course:

Tips for Digging a Trench

About these courses

These 14 lessons will get your newer excavator operators comfortable with what their machine is as well as the basics that come with running it. This foundational learning plan for excavator operators will help improve machine lifetime and decrease maintenance costs.

 

Learning Plan Outline

Machine Basics

2 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the Machine Basics course:

Machine Basics

Components

Terms You Should Know

1 Lesson

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the Terms You Should Know course:

Terms You Should Know

How to Operate: The Basics

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the How to Operate: The Basics course:

Getting Comfortable in the Seat

How to Start Your Machine

Control Functions

Boom, Stick, Bucket, and Swing Controls

How to Move the Machine

Basic Operating and Digging Techniques

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the basic Operating and Digging Techniques course:

Operating Techniques

Track Setup

Digging Techniques

Tips for Navigating Slopes

How to Park the Machine

Tips for Digging a Trench

1 Lesson

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the Tips for Digging a Trench course:

Tips for Digging a Trench

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