General Hazard Information
Unless you are instructed otherwise, perform the
maintenance under the following conditions:
The machine is parked on level ground.
The attachment controls are in the LOWER
The transmission control is in the NEUTRAL
The parking brake is engaged.
The engine is stopped.
The engine start switch is turned off.
The battery disconnect switch is in the OFF
Pressure air can cause personal injury. When pressure
air is used for cleaning, wear a protective face shield,
protective clothing and protective shoes.
The maximum air pressure for cleaning purposes must
be below 205 kPa (30 psi).
Always use a board or cardboard when you check for a
leak. Leaking fluid that is under pressure can penetrate
body tissue. Fluid penetration can cause serious injury
and possible death. A pin hole leak can cause severe
injury. If fluid is injected into your skin, you must get
treatment immediately. Seek treatment from a doctor
that is familiar with this type of injury.
Caterpillar equipment and replacement parts that are
shipped from Caterpillar are asbestos free. Caterpillar
recommends the use of only genuine Caterpillar
replacement parts. Use the following guidelines when
you handle any replacement parts that contain
asbestos or when you handle asbestos debris.
Use caution. Avoid inhaling dust that might be
generated when you handle components that contain
asbestos fibers. Inhaling this dust can be hazardous to
your health. The components that may contain
asbestos fibers are brake pads, brake bands, lining
material, clutch plates, and some gaskets. The
asbestos that is used in these components is usually
encased in a resin or the asbestos is sealed. Unless
the airborne dust that contains asbestos is generated,
the normal handling of asbestos is not hazardous.
If dust, which may contain asbestos, is present, there
are several guidelines that should be followed.
Never use compressed air for cleaning. Avoid brushing
materials that contain asbestos or grinding materials
that contain asbestos. Use a wet method to clean up
asbestos debris. A vacuum that is equipped with the
high efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA filter) can
also be used.
Use exhaust ventilation on permanent machining jobs.
Wear an approved respirator if there is no other way to
control the dust.
Comply with applicable rules and regulations for the
work place. In the USA, use Occupational Safety and
Health Administration requirements. These OSHA
requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.1001.
Obey environmental regulations for disposal of
Stay away from areas that might have asbestos
particles in the air.