1. MACHINE IDENTIFICATION
Caterpillar machines are identified by Product Information
Numbers (PIN). Some components included in a machine
may be identified by Serial Numbers (S/N). Typical
components that will be serialized include engines,
transmissions, bulldozers, and rippers. The machine and
engine are further identified by arrangement numbers and
in some cases modification numbers. These numbers are
shown on the product identification plate(s) and on the
master plate in the operator's compartment.
Caterpillar dealers need all of these numbers to determine
accurate parts identification.
2. ORDERING PARTS
When replacement parts are required for this
product Caterpillar recommends using Caterpillar
replacement parts or parts with equivalent
specifications including, but not limited to,
physical dimensions, type, strength and material.
Failure to heed this warning can lead to premature
failures, product damage, personal injury or death.
Quality Caterpillar replacement parts are available from
Caterpillar dealers throughout the world. Their parts
inventories are up to date and include all parts normally
required to protect your investment in Caterpillar
machines. Dealers may offer repair kits or
remanufactured parts to allow selection of the most
effective repair alternative for a particular situation. When
ordering parts, your order should specify the quantity, part
number, part name, and the serial number/product
identification number of the machine for which the parts
3. PARTS MANUAL ORGANIZATION
Product information in this manual is presented as
"information elements" that represent all
components for the specific model. Engine Arrangement
and Seat Group are examples of information elements.
The information elements are organized alphabetically by
part name and secondarily by part number within each
major section of the manual.
4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
A table of contents (TOC) is found at the beginning of the
manual. The TOC lists each section of the manual with a
complete list of all information elements organized as they
appear in the manual. Page numbers are provided for
quick reference to detailed parts identification illustrations
and serviceable consist lists.
5. MAINENANCE PARTS INDEX
The Maintenance Parts Index, located near the beginning
of the manual, references most frequently used
quantity, usage and page number. This information is
organized alphabetically by part description.
The index located near the front of the manual is an
alphabetical listing of all information elements included in
the manual. Page numbers are provided for quick
reference to detailed parts identification illustrations and
serviceable consist lists.
7. PART NUMBER INDEX
A numerical index listing all part numbers and the
corresponding page number(s) appears at the back of the
Captions located at the top of each page of an information
element identify the part number and part name along
with additional descriptive information. PIN and S/N
information found in each caption should be used to
select correct information for a specific machine. Field
replacement options, identification of optional attachment
components, and where used (part of) information is
The first line of a caption is shown in larger type font to
indicate the beginning of an information element.
Captions for additional pages that may be required to
illustrate an information element will be shown in standard
type font and will include the term (contd.).