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How to use a mini dumper safely and correctly?


Have you been left with a pile of rubble or dirt or maybe you need to move a load of gravel or hardcore from the front of your house to the back? Well, if that’s the case why not make it as easy as you can buy and hire one of these? This is a mini dumper that you can buy and hire from Trade Peak, the Chinese’s top ten hiring and producing companies.

A couple of good things to remember when buying mini dumper from Trade Peak.

All our higher equipment is checked, tested, cleaned, and serviced before every buying, and will all come ready to go. You will also notice a folder attached to your buying and hiring product. These are the safety and operating instructions. Please make sure you read these before you begin your job. Before you use a mini dumper, it’s really important that you wear the correct PPE, eye protection, safety boots, gloves, and hearing protection are essential and depending on your project and what materials you are moving. You may also need a dust mask and a hard hat. Any PPE you do require can be purchased from Trade Peak.

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This equipment is really easy to use, this is a petrol walked behind mini dumper and can be fueled by removing the cap here and filling it up with regular unleaded petrol. If you are refueling the dumper after it’s been used for a while, it’s really important that you let the engine cool down before you refuel. Refueling when the engine is hot could be very dangerous.

All of the controls of this mini dumper can be found on the handles, so before we start the machine, it’s really important that you familiarize yourself with the controls. On the left, this red lever is a safety switch which will need to be compressed in order to start the engine. Underneath, you will find a black handle squeezing this will move the dumper either forwards or backward depending on what gear you have in. Just in front of you, there is a lever with six settings, this is a gear lever pulling the lever towards, you will put the machine in reverse and push it forward to the next setting.

You will put it in neutral meaning the mini dumper will not move. Above neutral, there are three forward speed settings, the slowest being at position one and the fastest being at position three. You should always change your speed settings based on how comfortable you feel. Using the dumper in the terrain you are traveling on. If you are unsure about anything, please refer to the operator’s manual that will be provided with your hire.

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This will give you more detailed information on terrains and gradients over which you can operate the dumper when both empty and fully loaded. On the other handle, you will find a throttle it has four settings. Pulled right back is the off position, if you push all the way to the top, this will activate the choke which you will only need when starting the dumper. Between there are two settings that control the revs of the engine push towards the tortoise icon will lower the revs and towards the hire icon will increase the revs.

The skip on this dumper uses a counterbalancing system means that when you are ready to tip the dumper, you simply need to squeeze the skip, release the handle and lift the dumper upwards, this will enable the skip to tilt forwards emptying the contents. When it’s finished dumping, you will need to manually return the skip back to its original position.

There are two grey levers on either side of the machine these are used to activate the four-wheel drive function, raising both levers will increase the traction to give better motion on challenging terrain. Allowing them will decrease the traction when not needed. For example, if the dumper is being used on stable ground such as concrete or paving.

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Now we know how the controls work. Let’s take it outside and fire it up.

Starting this mini dumper is really easy. To begin with, you need to ensure that the small fuel lever is positioned in the middle, this will allow fuel to get to the engine, next, you will need to activate the choke, finally, compress the red lever on the handle and give the cord a pull, and don’t worry if it doesn’t start straight away as it might just take a couple of pulls once the engine is running, you can deactivate the choke by moving the throttle back towards to the turtle icon. Once it’s started, you can crack on with your jobs just make sure you keep everyone clear when operating this equipment and ensure children and pets are kept well away from the dumper.


If you have any issues with any of the products you hire or buy from Trade Peak, just give your local service center a call as we are always available to help, and remember to always check the safety and operating guidance before you use any buying product.

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