Fire Prevention and Explosion Prevention
Hot oil and components can cause personal injury. Do
not allow hot oil or components to contact the skin.
When the hydraulic system is at operating
temperature, the hydraulic oil is hot and the hydraulic
oil is under pressure.
Remove the hydraulic tank filler cap only after the
engine has been stopped. Make sure that the hydraulic
tank filler cap is cool before you remove the hydraulic
tank filler cap with your bare hand. Remove the
hydraulic tank filler cap slowly in order to relieve
Relieve all pressure in the air system, in the oil system,
in the fuel system, or in the cooling system before you
disconnect any lines, fittings or related items.
Batteries give off flammable fumes which can explode.
Do not smoke while you are observing the battery
Electrolyte is an acid. Electrolyte can cause personal
injury. Do not allow electrolyte to contact the skin or the
Always wear protective glasses when you work on
Fire Prevention and Explosion
SMCS Code: 7000
All fuels, most lubricants, and some coolant mixtures
Fuel that is leaking, fuel that is spilled onto hot
surfaces, and fuel that is spilled onto electrical
components can cause a fire.
Do not smoke while you refuel or while you are in a
Do not smoke in battery charging areas or in areas that
are used to store flammable material.
Batteries can be installed in separate compartments.
When you use jump start cables, always connect the
positive "(+)" cable to the positive "(+)" terminal of the
battery that is connected to the starter solenoid.
Connect the negative "(-)" cable from the external
source to the negative "(-)" terminal of the starter.
NOTE: If the starter is not equipped with a negative
"(-)" terminal, connect the cable to the engine
See the Operation Section of this manual for specific
Clean all electrical connections and tighten all electrical
connections. Check the electrical wires daily for loose
wires or for frayed wires. Tighten all loose wires before
you operate the machine. Repair all frayed wires
before you operate the machine.
Store all fuels and lubricants in properly marked
containers and away from all unauthorized persons.
Store all oily rags or other flammable material in a
Do not weld pipes that contain flammable fluids or
tubes that contain flammable fluids. Do not flame cut
pipes that contain flammable fluids or tubes that
contain flammable fluids. Clean the pipes or tubes
thoroughly with nonflammable solvent before you weld
the pipes or tubes or you flame cut the pipes or tubes.
Remove all flammable materials (fuel, oil, debris, etc.)
before the flammable materials accumulate on the
Do not expose the machine to flames or to brush that
Shields protect hot exhaust components from oil spray
or fuel spray. Make sure that the shields are installed
correctly in case a line, a tube, or a seal fails.