Caution should be used to avoid inhaling dust that
might be generated when handling components
containing asbestos fibers. If this dust is inhaled, it can
be hazardous to your health. Components in products
that might contain asbestos fibers are brake pads,
brake band and lining assemblies, clutch plates and
some gaskets. The asbestos used in these
components is usually bound in a resin or sealed in
some way. Normal handling is not hazardous as long
as airborne dust which contains asbestos is not
If dust which can contain asbestos is present, there
are several common sense guidelines that should
Never use compressed air for cleaning.
Avoid brushing or grinding of asbestos containing
For cleanup, use wet methods or a vacuum
equipped with a high efficiency particulate air
Use exhaust ventilation on permanent machining
Wear an approved respirator if there is no other
way to control the dust.
Comply with applicable rules and regulations for
the work place (for example in the U.S.A., OSHA
requirements as set forth in 29 CFR 1910.1001).
Follow environmental rules and regulations for
disposal of asbestos.
Avoid areas where asbestos particles might be in
Crushing or Cutting Prevention
Connect steering frame lock link between front and
rear frames before lifting machine, transporting
machine on another vehicle, or performing service near
center of machine.
Support equipment and attachments properly when
working beneath them. Do not depend on hydraulic
cylinders to hold them up. An attachment can fall if a
control is moved, or if a hydraulic line breaks.
Never attempt adjustments while the machine is
moving or the engine is running unless otherwise
Where there are attachment linkages, the clearance in
the linkage area will increase or decrease with
movement of the attachment.
Stay clear of all rotating and moving parts.
Keep objects away from moving fan blades. They will
throw or cut any object or tool that falls or is pushed
Do not use a kinked or frayed wire rope cable. Wear
gloves when handling wire rope cable.
Retainer pins, when struck with force, can fly out and
injure nearby persons. Make sure the area is clear of
people when driving retainer pins.
Wear protective glasses when striking a retainer pin to
avoid injury to your eyes.
Chips or other debris can fly off objects when struck.
Make sure no one can be injured by flying debris
before striking any object.
Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) or
Falling Objects Protective Structure (FOPS)
ROPS or FOPS is a guard located above the
operator's compartment and secured to the machine.
To avoid possible weakening of the ROPS or FOPS,
consult a Caterpillar dealer before altering, by adding
weight to, welding on, or cutting or drilling holes into
Any alteration not specifically authorized by Caterpillar
invalidates Caterpillar's ROPS and FOPS certification.
The protection offered by this ROPS/FOPS will be
impaired if it has been subjected to structural damage.
Structural damage can be caused by an overturn
accident, by falling objects, etc.
Do not mount any item such as fire extinguishers, first
aid kits and lights by welding brackets to or drilling
holes in any ROPS/FOPS structure. See your
Caterpillar dealer for mounting guidelines.
At operating temperature, the engine coolant is hot and
under pressure. The radiator and all lines to heaters or
the engine contain hot coolant or steam. Any contact
can cause severe burns.
Steam can cause personal injury.