Remove the hydraulic tank fill cap only after the engine
has been stopped, and the fill cap is cool enough to
remove with your bare hand.
Remove the hydraulic tank fill cap slowly, to relieve
Relieve all pressure in air, oil, fuel, or cooling systems
before any lines, fittings or related items are
disconnected or removed.
Batteries give off flammable fumes which can explode.
Do not smoke when observing the battery electrolyte
Electrolyte is an acid and can cause personal injury if it
contacts the skin or eyes.
Always wear protective glasses when working with
Fire or Explosion Prevention
All fuels, most lubricants, and some coolant mixtures
Fuel leaked, or spilled, onto hot surfaces or electrical
components can cause a fire.
Do not smoke while refueling or while in a refueling
Do not smoke in areas where batteries are charged,
or where flammable materials are stored.
Refer to Operation Section, Engine Starting in this
manual for specific starting instructions.
Clean and tighten all electrical connections. Check
daily for loose or frayed electrical wires. Have all loose
or frayed electrical wires tightened, repaired, or
replaced before operating the machine.
Keep all fuels and lubricants stored in properly marked
containers and away from all unauthorized persons.
Store all oily rags, or other flammable material, in
Do not weld or flame cut on pipes or tubes that
contain flammable fluids. Clean them thoroughly with a
nonflammable solvent before welding or flame cutting
Remove all flammable materials such as fuel, oil and
other debris before they accumulate on the machine.
Do not expose the machine to flames, burning brush,
etc., if at all possible.
Shields, which protect hot exhaust components from
oil or fuel spray in the event of a line, tube or seal
failure, must be installed correctly.
Have a fire extinguisher available and know how to
use it. Inspect and have it serviced as recommended
on its instruction plate.
Make sure the fire extinguisher is mounted on the right
side fender at the rear of the machine, in the location
Ether is poisonous and flammable.
Inhaling ether vapors, or the repeated contact of ether
with skin, can cause personal injury.
Use ether only in well-ventilated areas.
Do not smoke while changing ether cylinders.
Use ether with care to avoid fires.
Do not store replacement ether cylinders in living
areas or in the operator's compartment.
Do not store ether cylinders in direct sunlight or at
temperatures above 40°C (102°F).
Discard the cylinders in a protective place. Do not
puncture or burn the cylinders.
Keep ether cylinders out of the reach of unauthorized
Lines, Tubes and Hoses
Do not bend or strike high pressure lines. Do not
install bent or damaged lines, tubes or hoses.
Repair any loose or damaged fuel and oil lines, tubes
and hoses. Leaks can cause fires.