GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Read this manual before operation. Your safety and the safety of those around you depends upon your using care and
good judgment in the operation and maintenance of this machine. Know the positions and functions of all controls before
attempting to operate.
All equipment has limitations. Understand the speed, hydrodynamic braking, steering, stability, and characteristics of the
machine in a safe area before starting to work. The following are general safety comments that apply to this equipment.
Avoid loose clothing, particularly cuffs and scarfs.
Know what safety equipment Is required and use it. A hard hat, safety glasses, reflector type vest, and respirators are the
types of equipment you may need.
Know any hand signals that may be used and who is responsible for signaling
If you are roading the machine, know what warnings must be placed on the machine and if you will have an escort
Warn all personnel who may be servicing or in the path of the machine.
Correct or report any apparent machine defects.
Check to see that any guards, etc. are secure and in place.
Note any hazards or obstructions that may be encountered such as ditches, overhead wires, blocks, etc.
Keep deck floor clean, which otherwise may become cluttered or slippery. Keep steps and grab handles free of oil and
Insure proper ventilation if starting indoors.
Be particularly careful If this is not the machine you would normally operate.
Never leave machine unattended with engine running.
Park in a clear authorized area and set parking brake before dismounting. Use and lock protective operating counsel
Secure all caps and filler plugs for fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid, battery covers and radiator.
Know levels for engine coolant, lubricating oil, and fuel tank.
Secure and lock seat Use safety belt, if required.
Always place controls in neutral and lock parking brake before starting.
Test steering, right and left, while moving slowly.
Test hydrodynamic braking while moving slowly.
Listen to engine and transmission while moving slowly to determine any unusual noises.
Report any defect in machine noted during operation.
Observe instruments and gauges frequently.
Do not permit riders on machine.
Know and observe any traffic flow patterns on your job and obey flagman, road signs or signals.
Do not adjust machine with engine running.
Do not open any hydraulic lines that are under pressure or too hot to touch.
Do not smoke while in the process of refueling.
Lock steering lock link when working on machine.