General Hazard Information
Attach a Do Not Operate, SEHS7332, or similar
warning tag to start switch or controls before servicing
or repairing the machine. This tag is available from
your Caterpillar dealer.
Know the width of your attachments so proper
clearance can be maintained when operating near
fences, boundary obstacles, etc.
Wear a hard hat, protective glasses and other
protective equipment as required by job conditions.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can catch on
controls or other parts of the machine.
Make certain all protective guards and covers are
secured in place on the machine.
Keep the machine, especially the deck, walkways and
steps, free of foreign material, such as debris, oil, tools
and other items which are not part of the machine.
Secure all loose items such as lunch boxes, tools and
other items which are not part of the machine.
Know the appropriate work site hand signals and who
gives them. Accept signals from one person only.
Inhaling air conditioner refrigerant gas through a lit
cigarette or other smoking method or inhaling fumes
released from a flame contacting air conditioner
refrigerant gas, can cause bodily harm or death. Do not
smoke when servicing air conditioners or wherever
refrigerant gas may be present.
Never put maintenance fluids into glass containers.
Drain all liquids into a suitable container. Dispose of all
liquids according to local regulations.
Use all cleaning solutions with care.
Report all needed repairs.
Do not allow unauthorized personnel on the machine.
Perform all maintenance unless otherwise
specified as follows:
The machine parked on level ground.
The propel control lever in the STOP position.
The parking brake engaged.
The engine stopped.
The engine start switch off.
The disconnect switch off.
The steering frame lock link installed in the locking
Before working beneath the machine, block the
machine to prevent movement.
Pressure air can cause personal injury. When using
pressure air for cleaning, wear a protective face shield,
protective clothing and protective shoes.
The maximum air pressure must be below 205 kPa (30
psi) for cleaning purposes.
Always use a board or cardboard when checking for a
leak. Escaping fluid under pressure, even a pin-hole
size leak, can penetrate body tissue, causing serious
injury, and possible death. If fluid is injected into your
skin, it must be treated by a doctor familiar with this
type of injury immediately.
Caterpillar products and replacement parts shipped
from Caterpillar are asbestos free. Caterpillar
recommends the use of only genuine Caterpillar
replacement parts. If any replacement parts containing
asbestos are used, the following guidelines should be
used in handling these parts and asbestos debris.
Genuine Caterpillar parts do not contain asbestos.