This manual should be stored in the operator's
compartment in the literature holder or seat back
literature storage area.
This manual contains safety information, operation
instructions, transportation information, lubrication
information and maintenance information.
Some photographs or illustrations in this publication
show details or attachments that can be different from
your machine. Guards and covers might have been
removed for illustrative purposes.
Continuing improvement and advancement of product
design might have caused changes to your machine
which are not included in this publication. Read, study
and keep this manual with the machine.
Whenever a question arises regarding your machine,
or this publication, please consult your Caterpillar
dealer for the latest available information.
The Safety Section lists basic safety precautions. In
addition, this section identifies the text and locations of
warning signs and labels used on the machine.
Read and understand the basic precautions listed in
the safety section before operating or performing
lubrication, maintenance and repair on this machine.
The operation information is a reference for the new
operator and a refresher for the experienced one. This
section includes a discussion of gauges, switches,
machine controls, attachment controls, transportation
and towing information.
Photographs and illustrations guide the operator
through correct procedures of checking, starting,
operating and stopping the machine.
Operating techniques outlined in the operation and
maintenance manual are basic. Skill and techniques
develop as the operator gains knowledge of the
machine and its capabilities.
California Proposition 65
Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are
known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, and other reproductive harm.