For machine shipping specifications, refer to General
Section, Specifications and Model Views in this
Remove any ice, snow or other slippery material from
the shipping machine and loading dock before loading
Always block the trailer or rail car wheels before
loading the machine.
Load the machine with the rear end forward to avoid
damage if the cab door opens during transport.
Block the front and rear of the drive belts, and tie the
machine down before moving the hauling vehicle.
Cover the engine exhaust opening to prevent the
turbocharger from spinning in transit. If the machine is
loaded with the rear end towards the front of the
transport vehicle, the rain cap on the exhaust stack
must be fastened down.
Comply with regulations governing weight, width and
length of load.
Protect the cooling system with an antifreeze mixture
rated to the lowest expected temperature on the travel
route, or, drain the cooling system completely after the
machine is loaded for transport. If the cooling system
is drained, refill the system before starting the engine
to unload the machine. Operating the machine without
coolant will damage the engine.
1. Drive the machine to the loading area. For operating
instructions, refer to Before Starting the Engine,
Engine Starting, After Starting Engine, and
Machine Parking in this section.
2. Move blade control lever (1) towards the rear of the
machine to fully raise the blade.
3. Place the self-deploy/earthmoving switch (3) into
4. Drive the machine onto the hauling unit so that the
rear end of the machine faces forward.