To minimize whole body vibration limit daily machine
usage to four hours at the dig site. Substitute operators
if the mission dictates more than four hours at the dig
site. Failure to comply may result in injury.
Put the machine in EARTHMOVING mode when using
the machine for dozing, or ripping. EARTHMOVING
mode may also be used for winching. When the
machine is in EARTHMOVING mode:
the suspension is locked in forward, and active in reverse.
the transmission is limited to three speeds forward,
with manual shifting.
the engine is limited to the low horsepower setting.
To Place the Machine in EARTHMOVING
1. Stop the machine and place transmission control
lever (1) into NEUTRAL.
2. Move the self-deploy/earthmoving switch to
EARTHMOVING position (2).
Manual Suspension Locking
Valves are installed on the machine to manually lock
the suspension into EARTHMOVING mode. These
valves provide a way to lock the suspension if the
electrically operated solenoids do not function.
LOCKTurn manual suspension lockout valves (3) (on both
sides of the machine) counterclockwise to
manually lock the suspension into EARTHMOVING
Do not operate the machine in SELF-DEPLOY mode when
the suspension is locked by the manual suspension locking
valves. Damage to the machine may result.
UNLOCKTurn manual suspension lockout valves
(3), on both sides of the machine, clockwise to return control
of the suspension locking function to the self-