Before Starting the Engine
Start the engine only from the operator's station. Never
short across the starter terminals or across the
batteries, as this could bypass the engine neutral-start
system as well as damage the electrical system.
Inspect the condition of the seat belt and mounting
hardware. Replace any damaged or worn parts.
Replace the seat belt regardless of appearance, after
three years of use. Do not use a seat belt extension on
a retractable seat belt.
Adjust the seat so that the roller can be operated with
the operator's back against the seat back.
Make sure the machine is equipped with a lighting
system as required by conditions.
Make sure all lights are working properly.
Make sure no one is working on, underneath or close
to the machine before starting the engine or beginning
to move the machine. Make sure the area is free of
Make sure the steering frame lock link, located near
the center of the machine, is disconnected and pinned
to the front frame.
Do not start the engine or move any of the controls if
there is a Do Not Operate or similar warning tag
attached to the start switch or controls.
Engage the parking brake.
Move the propel control lever to the center or
Diesel engine exhaust contains products of combustion
which can be harmful to your health. Always start and
operate the engine in a well-ventilated area. If in an
enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the outside.
Before Operating the Machine
Clear all personnel from the machine and the area.
Clear all obstacles from the path of the machine.
Beware of hazards such as wires, ditches, etc.
Make sure the machine horn, the back-up alarm (if
equipped) and all other warning devices are working
Fasten the seat belt securely.
Operate the machine only while seated and with the
seat belt fastened.
Operate the controls only with the engine running.
Check for proper operation of all controls and
protective devices while moving slowly in an open
The operator must be satisfied that no one will be
endangered before moving the machine.
Do not allow riders on the machine unless additional
seat, seat belt and Rollover Protective Structure
(ROPS) are provided.
Report any needed repairs noted during operation.
Carry attachments close to the ground, approximately
40 cm (15 in) above ground level.
Stay an adequate distance from the edge of cliffs,
overhangs and slide areas.
If the machine begins to sideslip on a grade,
immediately turn the machine downhill.
Be careful to avoid the condition which could lead to
tipping when working on hills, banks or slopes, and
when crossing ditches, ridges or other obstructions.
Work up and down slopes, rather than sideways,
Keep the machine under control and do not work it
over its capacity.