9. Lock the doors and the access covers. Attach any
vandalism protection. Install the cover on the
console. Cover the operator seat.
Rotation of the turbocharger without engine
Cover the exhaust opening or secure the rain cap
in order to prevent the turbocharger from
windmilling in transit.
10. Cover the exhaust opening or secure the rain cap in
order to prevent the turbocharger from windmilling
11. To protect the cooling systems, mix the solution of
antifreeze and water. The solution should provide
protection to the lowest expected outside
temperature. Drain the excess coolant into a
12. Perform a walk-around inspection and measure the
fluid levels in the various compartments.
13. Travel at a moderate speed. Observe all speed
limitations when you are roading the machine.
Consult your Caterpillar dealer for shipping instructions
for your machine.
Roading the Machine
SMCS Code: 7000; 7500
NOTE: Before roading the machine, consult your tire
dealer for recommended tire pressures and
Inflate the tires to the correct pressure.
The performance of the tires on the machine are
specified by a rating of ton-kilometer per hour (ton-mile
per hour). Consult your tire dealer for the specification
of the tires on your machine. Observe the specified
ton-kilometer per hour (ton-mile per hour) of the tires.
Perform a walk around inspection of the machine.
Measure the fluid levels in the various compartments.
Check with the proper officials in order to obtain the
Install any required flags, signals, or lights.
Travel at a moderate speed. Observe all speed
limitations when you road the machine.
When you travel a long distance, stop the machine
after 30 minutes.
In order to allow the tires to cool, stop the machine for
In order to allow the components to cool, stop the
machine for 30 minutes.
Lifting and Tying Down the
SMCS Code: SMCS Code: 7000; 7500
Improper lifting or tiedowns can allow load to shift
and can cause injury and damage.
For the military model specifications of the machine,
refer to Appendix E.
Use properly rated cables and properly rated slings in
order to lift the machine.
Position the crane or the lifting device in order to lift the
machine in a level position.
The width of the spreader bar must be sufficient to
prevent the lifting cables or the lifting straps from
contacting the machine.