PRELIMINARY OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
for excavating or heavy dozing of undisturbed soils. Its
After engine has been properly warmed up and all service
proper function is in leveling off irregularities in grade left
checks, completed, raise dozer to traveling position by
by the earth-moving equipment and leveling piles of
pulling back dozer control lever to UP position. Place
transmission forward-reverse control lever in desired posi-
dumped fill material. The operator should level the fill at a
tion, 'F' forward or 'R' reverse, and place trans- mission
constant speed, making it easier to achieve uniform
speed control lever in first '1' gear and apply throttle.
compaction. The type of fill will deter- mine the speed at
which it is spread. Sandy soil, for example, can be laid
Gradually build up speed, shifting into a higher gear as
down at a faster rate than clay. Speed is also an important
required. The machine is equipped with a power shift
factor in the compaction process. Higher speeds result in
transmission which means that the operator is able to shift
higher impact forces and thus, greater compaction
to a higher speed range without slowing down. When
densities are achieved.
rolling resistance is high or the machine is climbing an
incline, a lower gear will often produce a higher speed. The
In order to operate machine at maximum efficiency,
operator will be aware of this if he notices a slowing down
maintain engine RPM above 2000, with transmission in
after shifting to a higher gear.
appropriate gear. Observe gauges frequently during
machine operation. Refer to INSTRUMENTS AND
The dozer blade on the K300 should not be used
CONTROLS for normal gauge readings. Do not operate
machine if gauges are not functioning properly.
SHUT-DOWN AND PARKING PROCEDUERE
It is important to idle an engine for 3 to 5 minutes before Put gear levers in neutral position, lower blade and set
shutting it down to allow lubricating oil and water to carry parking brake.
heat away from engine components. Residual heat is very
often the cause of engine damage. After idling the engine In cold weather, care should be taken to avoid freezing
to reduce extreme temperatures, turn the ignition switch to machine in mud, dirt or snow. If wheels are not properly
cleaned, built up material may harden and damage cleaner
the OFF position.
teeth when machine is moved.