Machine Operation Transmission, Speed, and Steering Control
WARN I N G
To prevent injury, make sure that no maintenance work is being performed on or near
Keep machine under control at all times in order to prevent injury. Reduce engine speed
when you maneuver in tight quarters or when you break over a rise.
Select gear range that is a propriate before you start downhill. Do not change gears when
you are going downhill. Do not allow engine to overspeed when you are unloaded and
moving down a slope. Watch tachometer and use service brakes. Use service brakes
near the top of slope to prevent excessive engine speed.
When you drive down a grade, use same gear used when driving up the grade.
Machine will turn (counter-rotate) when tansmission is in NEUTRAL, parking brake is
disengaged, and left joystick (steering lever) is pushed forward or pulled rearward.
Ensure all personnel are clear of machine before disengaging parking brake.
Engage parking brake to lock left joystick and prevent machine movement.
Do not allow riders on machine.
If machine begins to sideslip, disc rd load and turn machine downhill.
Whenever possible, operate machine up and down slopes, not across slope.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
WARN I N G
Always use a ground guide when moving machine up or down a ramp when loading/
unloading. Failure to use a ground guide may result in an accident, causing death or injury
to personnel or damage to equipment.
1. After engine is warmed up, raise bulldozer blade and ripper to clear any unexpected obstacles (WP 0004).
2. Hold service brake pedal down and disengage parking brakes (WP 0004).
N OT E
When parking brake is engaged, transmission defaults to neutral. When parking brake is
disengaged, transmission will stay in neutral until desired direction and gear are selected.
3. Rotate transmission direction selector to desired direction (WP 0004).