- Make sure that the transmission control is in the NEUTRAL position.
- Move the steering column to the desired position.
- Engage the parking brake.
- Fasten the seat belt.
- Make sure that the control levers are in the HOLD position.
- Turn the engine start switch to the START position in order to start the engine. Release the engine start switch key after the engine starts.
Note: Machines with conventional steering and electrohydraulic controls refer to "Neutral Start".
Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds. Allow the starter to cool for two minutes before cranking again. Turbocharger damage can result if the engine rpm is not kept low until the oil gauge display verifies that the oil pressure is sufficient.
If equipped with an air inlet heater (AIH) for cold weather starting, do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as ether. Such use could result in an explosion and personal injury.
Turn the ignition switch into the ON position. The alert indicator (1) will come on during the heating process prior to starting the engine. The machine can be started after the alert indicator turns off.
Release the ignition switch when the engine starts.
Note: There is no need to preheat the engine when the temperature is above
Note: The preheat time varies between 10 seconds and 30 seconds.
Press the switch (2) again after the machine has started. This will extend the postheat cycle. This will aid in smoothing a rough idling engine.
In order to start the machine, the following items must be in the NEUTRAL position:
- The shift lever that is mounted on the column
- The forward/neutral/reverse switch that is mounted next to the implement controls
- The parking brake
The shifter must be in the NEUTRAL position in order to start the machine. The forward/neutral/reverse switch must be in the NEUTRAL position in order to start the machine. If either device is not in NEUTRAL position the machine will not start and the neutral lamp will be OFF.