This machine will spot turn with the engine running,
even though the transmission control is in NEUTRAL.
Always apply the parking brake while starting the
To start the engine, refer to the procedures given in
Operation Section, Engine Starting in this manual.
Before Operating the Machine
Clear all personnel from the machine and the area.
Clear all obstacles from the path of the machine.
Beware of hazards such as wires, ditches, etc.
If radio antennas are installed, ensure that none of the
antennas will contact electrical wires when the
machine is operated. If clearance is not sufficient, tie
the antennas down to avoid contact with electrical
Be sure all windows are clean. Secure the doors and
windows in either the open or shut position.
Adjust the rear view mirrors for best vision, especially
close to the machine.
Make sure the machine horn, the back-up alarm and
all other warning devices are working properly.
Adjust the tilt and length of the steering column so
that it is best suited for operating the machine.
Fasten the seat belt securely.
Before operating this machine, read and understand
the information given in the Operation Section of this
Operate the machine only while seated and with the
seat belt fastened.
To minimize whole body vibration, limit daily machine
usage to four hours at the dig site; substitute
operators if the mission dictates more than fours hours
at the dig site.
Operate the controls only with the engine running,
unless instructed otherwise.
The operator must be satisfied that no one will be
endangered before moving the machine.
Do not allow riders on the machine.
Report any needed repairs noted during operation.
Stay a safe distance from the edge of cliffs, overhangs
and slide areas.
If the machine begins to side slip on a grade,
immediately turn the machine downhill.
Be careful to avoid any condition which could lead to
tipping when working on hills, banks or slopes, and
when crossing ditches, ridges or other obstructions.
Whenever possible, work up and down slopes, rather
Keep the machine under control and do not work it
over its capacity.
Be sure any hitch points and the towing device are
Never straddle a wire rope cable or similar device, nor
allow others to do so.
Know the maximum height and reach of your
Always keep the ROPS (the top half of the cab shell)
installed when operating the machine.
Always remove the ROPS (the top half of the cab
shell) when preparing the machine for air drop.
Always kneel the machine and install the kneeling lock
pins when driving and parking the machine in a
When operating this machine, follow the procedures
and heed the warnings given in the Operation
Section of this manual.
Park the machine on level ground, with the blade
resting on the ground, the transmission control lever in
NEUTRAL, and the parking brake engaged. Block the
drive belts (on downhill side) if the machine must be
parked on uneven terrain. Move the electrical
disconnect switch into the OFF position after parking
the machine and stopping the engine.
For detailed parking instructions, refer to Operation
Section, Machine Parking in this manual.