Connect the steering frame lock link between the front frame and the rear frame before you perform any of the following procedures.
- Lifting the machine
- Transporting the machine on another vehicle
- Performing service near the center of the machine
Support the equipment properly when you work beneath the equipment. Do not depend on the hydraulic cylinders to hold up the equipment. An attachment can fall if a control is moved, or if a hydraulic line breaks.
Unless you are instructed otherwise, never attempt adjustments while the machine is moving. Also, never attempt adjustments while the engine is running.
Whenever there are attachment linkages, the clearance in the linkage area will increase or the clearance in the linkage area will decrease with movement of the attachment.
Stay clear of all rotating parts and all moving parts.
Keep objects away from moving fan blades. The fan blade will throw objects or the fan blade will cut objects.
Do not use a kinked wire rope cable or a frayed wire rope cable. Wear gloves when you handle wire rope cable.
When you strike a retainer pin with force, the retainer pin can fly out. The loose retainer pin can injure personnel. Make sure that the area is clear of people when you strike a retainer pin.
In order to avoid injury to your eyes, Wear protective glasses when you strike a retainer pin.
Chips or other debris can fly off objects when you strike the objects. Ensure that an injury will not occur from flying debris before you hit any object.
Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) or Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS)
These guards are positioned above the operator's compartment and these guards are secured to the machine.
To avoid the possible weakening of the ROPS or of the FOPS, consult a AVSpare dealer before you alter the guards. Do not alter the structure by welding, cutting, adding weight, or drilling holes into the structure.
Any alteration that is not specifically authorized by AVSpare invalidates the AVSpare certification for the ROPS and for the FOPS. The protection that is offered by the ROPS will be impaired if the ROPS has structural damage. Damage to the structure can be caused by an overturn, falling objects, etc.
Do not weld brackets to the ROPS and do not drill holes in the ROPS in order to mount fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and lights to the ROPS structure. Consult your AVSpare dealer for mounting guidelines.