Following steps should be followed while operating a vibratory roller.
Wear all the gear
Before operating the vibratory roller, you should wear all the protective gear.
It would include a special suit which protects you from extreme heat or cold. There would be special boots that can resist impact from hard objects. Additionally, you would have a safety helmet and goggles, that you should be wearing the time.
Inspection of machine
Before you start inspect your machine properly for any issues. Check for any cracks, corrosion, and oil leaks. Check the gauges, whether they are working properly or not. Check if everything is properly operational or not. If you find any issues you should report them to your supervisor and go for the maintenance and repairs.
Turning on the ignition
Turn on the ignition by using a key or a push button.
At this stage, do not disengage the lock yet as you still need to take some precautions. As in the previous step, you must inspect if parts of your road roller are functioning properly.
Read the notes and specifications prepared by the civil engineer before you start rolling over your material. You should be aware of the limitations of the machine. It will help you determine how many passes you need to do on the material you’re compacting.
You may have to select the frequency of vibration depending on the type of material and the machine you are using.
All the settings of the roller can be altered using the control panel located in the driver’s cabin. There would be different levers installed in the control panel which would serve different purposes.
Controlling your gear and steering
Your operating lever is equipped with a handle. It can move in different directions similar to your car gear. It can easily be operated by simply choosing the forward and reverse switch.
These switches are integrated into the handle. The more is the deflection of the lever in the forward direction, the more will be the speed. Moving the lever in a backward direction initiates the reverse motion. There is also a steering wheel installed there, which is used to maneuver the roller.