Crushing Prevention and Cutting Prevention
Crushing Prevention and Cutting
SMCS Code: 7000
Install the steering frame lock link between the front
frame and the rear frame before you lift the machine
and before you transport the machine on another
vehicle. Also install the steering frame lock link before
you perform maintenance near the center of the
Support the blade properly when you perform work
beneath the blade. Do not depend on the hydraulic
cylinders in order to support the equipment. An
attachment can fall if a control lever is moved or if a
hydraulic line breaks.
Unless you are instructed otherwise, never attempt
adjustments while the machine is moving or while the
engine is running.
Whenever there are attachment control linkages, the
clearance in the linkage area will change with
movement of the attachment.
Stay clear of all rotating parts and all moving parts.
Keep objects away from moving fan blades. The fan
blades will throw objects and the fan blades can cut
Do not use a wire cable that is kinked or frayed. Wear
gloves when you handle wire cable.
When you strike a retainer pin, the retainer pin might
fly out. The loose retainer pin can injure personnel.
Make sure that there are no people in the area when
you strike a retainer pin. To avoid injury to your eyes,
wear protective glasses when you strike a retainer pin.
Chips or other debris may fly off objects when you
strike the objects. Make sure that no one will be injured
by flying debris before you strike any object.
Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) or
Falling Object Protective Structure
These structures are secured to the machine above
the operator compartment and around the operator
In order to avoid the possible weakening of the
ROPS/FOPS structure, consult your Caterpillar dealer
before you alter the structures. Do not alter the
structure by welding on the structure. Do not alter the
structure by cutting the structure. Do not alter the
structure by adding weight to the structure. Do not alter
the structure by drilling holes in the structure.
Any alteration that is not specifically authorized by
Caterpillar invalidates the Caterpillar certification for
the ROPS or for the FOPS. The protection that is
offered by the ROPS will be impaired if the ROPS has
structural damage. Damage to the structure can be
caused by an overturn or by falling objects.
Do not mount items (fire extinguishers, first aid kits,
work lights, etc.) by welding any brackets to the ROPS
or by drilling holes in the ROPS. See your Caterpillar
dealer for mounting guidelines.
SMCS Code: 7000
When the engine is at operating temperature, the
engine coolant is hot and the engine coolant is under
pressure. The radiator and all lines to the heaters or to
the engine contain hot coolant or steam. Any contact
with hot coolant or with steam can cause severe burns.
Only check the coolant level after the engine has been
stopped. Make sure that the radiator cap is cool before
you remove the radiator cap with your bare hand.
Remove the radiator cap slowly in order to relieve
Cooling system conditioner contains alkali. Alkali can
cause personal injury. Do not allow alkali to contact the
skin, the eyes, or the mouth.
Allow cooling system components to cool before you
drain the cooling system.