Alert ground support personnel to stay a minimum of
50 feet from the DEUCE during dozing operations.
Failure to comply may result in injury or death from
flying rocks and debris.
NOTE: The illustrations in this section are not specific to
the DEUCE. However, the techniques described are valid
operating techniques for the DEUCE.
For the best performance during straight dozing, a level
cut should be maintained. After the bulldozer blade is
filled, the load should be carried to the landfill.
Do not lug or stall the machine.
Do not allow the drive belt to spin excessively.
If the machine must be turned under load, the
bulldozer tilt cylinders, not the steering wheel, should
be used to steer the machine.
During leveling work, a full bulldozer blade can be
managed more effectively than a partially loaded
During slot dozing, side wall cave in may occur,
potentially causing damage to the drive belt and
When material is trapped in a slot, larger loads can be
carried in front of the bulldozer blade.
Once depth of slot exceeds blade height production will
decrease when using this method. Decrease is due to
excess spoil falling back over blade.
Moderate breaking and reverse gear one (R-1) must
be used when backing down any slope. Failure to do
so could result in death or injury.
Start at the dump end, and operate rearward. This is
shown in Figure (A). This technique permits loading
downhill, and the carrying of a load on a level surface.
When working from the rear of the slot to the dump
end, the previous technique is more efficient. This is
shown in Figure (B). Uphill loading does not utilize the
slot. This is shown in Figure (B). Level dozing through
the entire slot is inefficient, due to the longer distance
of the push.
When parallel slots are dug, the center should be
removed from the rear. This procedure permits the
operator to maintain a slot until the center is removed.
The center should be maintained at a minimum width.
The maximum width should be approximately one-
third of the bulldozer blade.