Important Safety Information
Most accidents involving product operation, maintenance and repair are caused by failure to observe basic safety rules or precautions.
An accident can often be avoided by recognizing potentially hazardous situations before an accident occurs. A person must be alert to
potential hazards. This person should also have the necessary training, skills and tools to perform these functions properly.
Improper operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair of this product can be dangerous and could result in injury or death.
Do not operate or perform any lubrication, maintenance or repair on this product until you have read and understood the
operation, lubrication, maintenance and repair information.
Safety precautions and warnings are provided in this manual and on the product. If these hazard warnings are not heeded, bodily injury
or death could occur to you or other persons.
The hazards are identified by the "Safety Alert Symbol" and followed by a "Signal Word" such as "DANGER", "WARNING" or
"CAUTION". The Safety Alert "WARNING" label is shown below.
The meaning of this safety alert symbol is as follows:
Attention! Become Alert! Your Safety is Involved.
The message that appears under the warning, explains the hazard and can be either written or pictorially presented.
Operations that may cause product damage are identified by "NOTICE" labels on the product and in this publication.
Caterpillar cannot anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a potential hazard. The warnings in this
publication and on the product are, therefore, not all inclusive. If a tool, procedure, work method or operating technique that
is not specifically recommended by Caterpillar is used, you must satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and for others. You
should also ensure that the product will not be damaged or made unsafe by the operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair
procedures that you choose.
The information, specifications, and illustrations in this publication are on the basis of information that was available at the time that the
publication was written. The specifications, torques, pressures, measurements, adjustments, illustrations, and other items can change
at any time. These changes can affect the service that is given to the product. Obtain the complete and most current information
before you start any job. Caterpillar dealers have the most current information available. For a list of the most current publication form
numbers available, see the Service Manual Contents Microfiche, REG1139F.