OPERATING HOPPER -- CONTINUED.
Before opening the hopper wings, ensure ratchet straps have been removed and hopper wings
have clearance available, as they will extend further than the body of the BMPM when fully
opened. Failure to comply may cause damage to equipment.
Opening hopper wings will allow room for dump truck to transfer material from truck bed to
BMPM. Closing hopper wings allows for more clearance of BMPM while not paving. Closing
hopper wings while paving (provided there is room for hopper wing movement) will bring material
from outer edges of hopper to the center of hopper where the conveyors can bring material back
to the augers.
1. Start BMPM engine (perform Starting the Engine task).
2. Press and hold hopper out (open) key (Figure 17, Item 1) to open hopper wings to desired position (Figure 16,
Item 1), and then release hopper out (open) key to hold hopper position.
Always ensure nothing will impede the movement of the hopper wings. Do not close hopper
wings while BMPM is attached or too close to dump truck. Failure to comply may cause damage
3. Press and hold hopper in (close) key (Figure 17, Item 2) to close hopper wings to desired position (Figure 16,
Item 2), and release hopper in (close) key to hold hopper position.
END OF TASK