1. MACHINE IDENTIFICATION
included in a machine may be identified by Serial
Numbers (S/N). Typical components that will be
serialized include engines, transmissions, bulldozers,
and rippers. The machine and engine are further
identified by arrangement numbers and in some cases
modification numbers. These numbers are shown on
the product identification plate(s) and on the master
plate in the operator's compartment.
Caterpillar dealers need all of these numbers to
determine accurate parts identification.
2. ORDERING PARTS
When replacement parts are required for this
product Caterpillar recommends using Caterpillar
replacement parts or parts with equivalent
specifications including, but not limited to,
physical dimensions, type, strength and material.
Failure to heed this warning can lead to premature
failures, product damage, personal injury or death.
Quality Caterpillar replacement parts are available from
Caterpillar dealers throughout the world. Their parts
inventories are up to date and include all parts normally
required to protect your investment in Caterpillar
remanufactured parts to allow selection of the most
effective repair alternative for a particular situation.
When ordering parts, your order should specify the
quantity, part number, part name, and the serial
number/product identification number of the machine
for which the parts are needed.
3. PARTS MANUAL ORGANIZATION
Product information in this manual is presented as
"information elements" that represent all of the
Arrangement and Seat Group are examples of
information elements. The information elements are
organized alphabetically by part name and secondarily
by part number within each major section of the
4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
A table of contents (TOC) is found at the beginning of
the manual. The TOC lists each section of the manual
with a complete list of all information elements
organized as they appear in the manual. Page numbers
are provided for quick reference to detailed parts
identification illustrations and serviceable consist lists.
5. MAINENANCE PARTS INDEX
The Maintenance Parts Index, located near the
beginning of the manual, references most frequently
used maintenance part numbers, providing description,
quantity, usage and page number. This information is
organized alphabetically by part description.
The index located near the front of the manual is an
alphabetical listing of all information elements included
in the manual. Page numbers are provided for quick
reference to detailed parts identification illustrations
and serviceable consist lists.
7. PART NUMBER INDEX
A numerical index listing all part numbers and the
corresponding page number(s) appears at the back of
Captions located at the top of each page of an
information element identify the part number and part
name along with additional descriptive information. PIN
and S/N information found in each caption should be
used to select correct information for a specific
machine. Field replacement options, identification of
optional attachment components, and where used
(part of) information is also provided.
The first line of a caption is shown in larger type font to
indicate the beginning of an information element.
Captions for additional pages that may be required to
illustrate an information element will be shown in
standard type font and will include the term (contd.).