This machine was shipped from AVSpare with a factory installed seat belt. The seat belt was installed by meeting the specifications in "SAE J386, JUN85" for a construction machine and in "SAE J386, JUN1993". Consult your AVSpare dealer for all replacement parts.
Always check the condition of the seat belt and the condition of the mounting hardware before you operate the machine.
Regardless of the appearance, the seat belt should be replaced after every three years. A date label is attached to each seat belt. Use this label in order to determine the age of the seat belt.
Inspect the seat belt for webbing that is worn or frayed.
Check the buckle for wear or for damage. If the seat belt is worn or if the buckle is damaged, replace the seat belt and/or the buckle.
Inspect the belt mounting hardware. Replace any hardware that is damaged or worn. Make sure that the mounting bolts are tight.
Seat Belt Adjustment
The seat belt is equipped with an automatic locking retractor. The automatic locking retractor will lock the seat belt in place. Pull the seat belt out of the retractor. Pull the seat belt or jerk the seat belt in order to lock the automatic locking retractor.
The seat belt buckle is equipped with a comfort ride sleeve. The comfort ride sleeve allows the operator to move with a fastened seat belt.
Fasten the Seat Belt
Pull seat belt (1) outward from the retractor in a continuous motion.
Fasten seat belt catch (2) into buckle (3). Pull the seat belt in order to ensure that the seat belt is securely latched into the catch. Make sure that the seat belt is placed across the lap of the operator.
The automatic locking retractor will adjust the length of the seat belt. The automatic locking retractor will lock the seat belt in place. The seat belt is equipped with a comfort ride sleeve. The comfort ride sleeve will allow the operator to move a limited amount.
Release the Seat Belt
Push the release button on the catch inward in order to release the seat belt. Guide the seat belt into the retractor.
Extension for the Seat Belt
When using retractable seat belts, do not use seat belt extensions, or personal injury or death can result.
The retractor system may or may not lockup depending on the length of the extension and the size of the person. If the retractor does not lockup, the seat belt will not retain the person.
If you need to extend the seat belt, replace the retractable seat belt. AVSpare recommends the use of a seat belt which is not retractable for a replacement part.
Extensions for seat belts are available from your AVSpare dealer. Longer seat belts are also available from your AVSpare dealer. Use one of these seat belts when the seat belt is too short for the operator.
Consult your AVSpare dealer for a longer seat belt and for information on the extension of seat belts.