Important Safety Information
Improper operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair of
this product can be dangerous and could result in injury
Do not operate or perform any lubrication, maintenance or
repair on this product, until you have read and understood
the operation, lubrication, maintenance and repair
Safety precautions and warnings are provided in this manual
and on the product. If these hazard warnings are not heeded,
bodily injury or death could occur to you or other persons.
The hazards are identified by the "Safety Alert Symbol" and
followed by a "Signal Word" such as "WARNING" as shown
The meaning of this safety alert symbol is as follows:
Attention! Become Alert! Your Safety is involved.
The person servicing the product may be unfamiliar with many
of the systems on the product. This makes it important to use
caution when performing service work. A knowledge of the
system and/or components is important before the removal or
disassembly of any component.
Because of the size of some of the product components, the
service person should check the weights noted in this manual.
Use proper lifting procedures when removing any components.
Following is a list of basic precautions that should always be
Read and understand all Warning signs on the product before
operating, lubricating or repairing this product. Replace any
damaged, illegible or missing warning plates, signs or decals.
Always wear a hard hat, protective glasses, protective shoes
and other protective equipment as required by job conditions
when working around this product. In particular, wear
protective glasses when pounding on any part of the product or
its attachments with a hammer or sledge. Use welder's gloves,
hood/goggles, apron and other protective clothing appropriate
to the welding job being performed.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can catch on parts of
Relieve all pressure in air, oil or water systems before
any lines, fittings or related items are disconnected or
removed. Always make sure all raised components are
blocked correctly and be alert for possible pressure
when disconnecting any device from a system that
Lower the bucket, blade, ripper or other attachments to
the ground before performing any work on the machine.
If this cannot be done, make sure the bucket, blade,
ripper or other attachment is blocked correctly to
prevent it from dropping unexpectedly.
Loose or damaged fuel, lubricant and hydraulic lines,
tubes and hoses can cause fires. Do not bend or strike
high pressure lines or install ones which have been bent
or damaged. Check lines, tubes and hoses carefully.
Do not use your bare hand to check for leaks. Pin hole
leaks can result in a high velocity fluid stream that will
be invisible close to the hose, tube or line. This fluid
can penetrate the skin and cause personal injury. Use a
board or cardboard to check for leaks.
Mounting and Dismounting
Use steps and handholds when mounting or dismounting a
machine. Clean any mud or debris from steps, walkways or
work platforms before using. Always face machine when using
steps, handholds and walkways. When it is not possible to use
the designed access system, provide ladders, scaffolds, or
work platforms to perform safe repair operations.
Hot Fluids and Parts
To avoid burns, be alert for hot pans on machines which
have just been stopped and hot fluids in lines, tubes and
Be careful when removing fill caps, breathers and plugs
on the machine. Hold a rag over the cap or plug to
prevent being sprayed or splashed by liquids under
pressure. The danger is even greater if the machine
has just been stopped because fluids can be hot.
Use a hoist when lifting components which weigh 23 kg (50 lb)
or more, to avoid back injury. Make sure all chains, hooks,
slings, etc., are in good condition and are in the correct
capacity. Be sure hooks are positioned correctly. Lifting eyes
are not to be side loaded during a lifting operation.