824 & 834 WHEEL TRACTORS Maintenance Recommendations Caterpillar


Maintenance Recommendations
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1.1. Cooling
2.1. Fuel
3.1. Air Intake
4.1. General

Cooling

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Always check system with engine off. Remove filler cap slowly to relieve pressure, steam may cause personal injury.

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Inhibitor contains alkali, avoid contact with skin and eyes.

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NOTICE

Never add coolant to an overheated engine, allow engine to cool first.



NOTICE

Check specific gravity of antifreeze solution frequently in cold weather to assure adequate protection.



NOTICE

When permanent antifreeze and water solutions are used in the cooling system, the solution should be drained and replaced every 2000 hours, or yearly. However, when additions of inhibitor are made to the cooling system every 500 hours, or three months, it is not necessary to drain and refill yearly. An antifreeze solution providing protection to at least -20°F (-29°C) must be used to provide corrosion protection.



NOTICE

If machine is to be stored in, or shipped to, an area with below freezing temperatures, the cooling system must be drained completely, or protected to lowest expected ambient temperature.


NOTE: The engine cooling system is protected to -20°F (-29°C), with permanent-type antifreeze, when shipped from the factory.

Use clean water that is low in scale forming minerals, not softened water. Add AVSpare Corrosion Inhibitor or equivalent to the water to provide corrosion protection. Follow the recommendations on the container for the quantity required.

Whenever draining and refilling cooling system, always recheck the coolant level when the engine reaches normal operating temperature.

Filling at over 5 gpm rate can cause air pockets in the cooling system.

Premix antifreeze solution to provide protection to the lowest expected ambient temperature. Pure undiluted antifreeze will freeze at -10°F (-23°C).

Operate with a thermostat in the cooling system all year round. Cooling system problems can arise without a thermostat.

Fuel

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Fumes from fuel are flammable. Do not smoke while refueling.

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NOTICE

Fill fuel tank at the end of each day of operation to drive out moisture laden air and to prevent condensation. Don't fill the tank to the brim. The fuel expands when it gets warm and may overflow.


Check fuel level with dipstick in filler opening.

Drain fuel tank of moisture and sediment as required by prevailing conditions.

After changing fuel filters, always bleed fuel system to remove air bubbles from system.

Air Intake

Check precleaner screen daily for accumulation of dust and debris.

Service air cleaners when RED band in indicator locks in visible position.

General

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Batteries give off flammable fumes. Do not smoke when checking battery electrolyte level.

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To prevent personal injury always lower all equipment, stop engine, set parking brake and block or restrain machine before servicing it.

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If engine is not running, do not release emergency or parking brake systems unless machine is blocked or restrained.

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Whenever draining lubricant extreme caution should be used, lubricant may be hot and can cause personal injury.

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Drain moisture and sediment from air reservoirs at the beginning of each day of operation.

Wipe all fittings, caps and plugs before servicing.

Check precleaner cup daily for accumulation of dust or dirt.