Engine Starting with Jump Start Cables
Batteries give off flammable fumes that can
explode resulting in personal injury.
Prevent sparks near the batteries. They could
cause vapors to explode. Do not allow jump start
cable ends to contact each other or the machine.
Do not smoke when checking battery electrolyte
Electrolyte is an acid and can cause personal
injury if it contacts skin or eyes.
Always wear eye protection when starting a
machine with jump start cables.
Improper jumping procedures can cause an
explosion resulting in personal injury.
Always connect the battery positive (+) to battery
positive (+) and the battery negative (-) to battery
Jump start only with a energy source with the
same voltage as the stalled machine.
Turn off all lights and accessories on the stalled
machine. Otherwise, they will operate when the
energy source is connected.
When starting from another machine, make sure
the machines do not touch. This could prevent
damage to engine bearings and electrical circuits.
Turn on (close) the disconnect switch prior to the
boost connection to prevent damage to electrical
components on the stalled machine.
Severely discharged maintenance free batteries
will not fully recharge from the alternator alone
after jump starting. The batteries must be charged
to the proper voltage with a battery charger. Many
batteries thought to be unusable, are still
This machine has a 24 volt starting system. Use
only equal voltage for jump starting. Use of higher
voltage will damage the electrical system.
Caterpillar dealer, for complete testing and