Note: The “Machine Operating Temperature Range” is noted in the following information.
The standard machine configuration is intended for use within an ambient temperature range of
Only operate the machine while you are in a seat. The seat belt must be fastened while you operate the machine. Only operate the controls while the engine is running. On machines that are disabled, the controls may be used when the engine is not running.
Check for proper operation of all controls and protective devices while you operate the machine slowly in an open area.
Before moving the machine, the operator must ensure that no one will be endangered.
Do not allow riders on the machine unless the machine has the following equipment:
- additional seat
- additional seat belt
- Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS)
Report any repairs that are needed and noted during operation.
Carry attachments close to the ground, approximately
If the machine begins to sideslip, perform the following procedure:
- Discard the load.
- Turn the machine downhill.
Be careful to avoid any condition which could lead to tipping. Tipping can occur when you work on hills, banks and slopes. Also, tipping can occur when you cross ditches, ridges or other unexpected obstructions.
Whenever it is possible, operate the machine up the slopes and down the slopes. Avoid operating the machine across the slope, when possible.
Keep the machine under control. Do not overload the machine beyond capacity.
Towing devices and eyes that are not part of machine must be adequate.
Connect trailing equipment to a drawbar or to a hitch only.
Never straddle a wire cable or allow other personnel to straddle a wire cable.
When you maneuver to connect the equipment, make sure that no personnel are between the machine and trailing equipment. Block the hitch of the trailing equipment in order to align the equipment with the drawbar.
Know the maximum dimensions of your machine.
Always keep the Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) installed during machine operation.