Mount machine properly. Use steps and hand rails provided.
Correct or report any needed repairs.
Adjust seat before starting to operate and stay seated while operating. Use seat belt if equipped.
Keep operator's compartment clean.
Be sure safety link is in carrying position before moving loader.
Check controls in a safe area before starting to work.
Do not leave machine unattended with engine running.
Lower blade and engage parking brake before leaving machine.
Be sure brakes are operating properly.
Clear area of people and obstructions before moving machine.
A careful operator can prevent accidents.
Towing Articulated Vehicles
These instructions are for emergencies ONLY. Always haul an articulated vehicle if long distances must be traveled.
The vehicle can be towed a SHORT DISTANCE, pulled out of mud or to the side of the road, if the power train and steering system are operable, and the engine is running. The operator on the towed vehicle MUST steer in the direction of the tow line.
Do not push an articulated vehicle with the engine stopped. The brakes, steering and bucket or blade controls will not function.
Use a tow bar if machine is to be moved more than a few feet.
Personnel must NOT be on the vehicle when it is being towed with the engine stopped.
The articulated vehicle can be towed up to 2 miles (3.2 km), but ONLY if 5 mph (8 km/hr) is not exceeded and the following precautionary steps are taken.
- 1. Remove the axle shafts if internal transmission or drive line failure is suspected.
- 2. Disconnect the steering follow-up linkage to prevent damage to the machine.
- 3. Reverse the hydraulic steering hoses connections, IN ONE CYLINDER ONLY, so the steering cylinders can move freely.
Be sure the cylinder hoses are connected correctly before operating the vehicle. With the hoses reversed, the steering system will not operate.