In normal soil use, operator must check condition of Auger, center point, and teeth every 10th
hole. In hard soil and soft limestone, check condition after digging every third or fourth hole
(see operator PMCS Table in para 2-7).
2-10. Preparation for Movement.
a. Short Distance Transport.
SEE driver cannot see Auger swing when driving to next nearby hole site. A swinging Auger
could smash into rear of SEE and cause damage. Have ground guide advise SEE driver to stop
or slow down when Auger begins to swing too much.
Operator must not back up SEE vehicle with Auger attached.
Keep Auger attached to Auger Drive Unit when moving short distances, as from hole site to hole site.
Raise left and right stabilizers and position Auger to clear ground by 1 or 2 inches.
Drive very slowly to next hole site to minimize Auger swinging.
b. Long Distance Transport.
Disconnect Auger from Auger Drive Unit when digging site is some distance away, (see Operator
Maintenance Task "Auger Replacement" (para 3-5)).
Lock boom using SEE control.
Raise both left and right stabilizers.
Fold SEE boom into transport position (1). (Refer to SEE vehicle Operator's TM 5-2420-224-10).
Using 9 ft. rope (2), tie Auger Drive Unit (3) securely in place to stabilizer and frame (4) to minimize
movement when transporting.