1. Always park machine on level ground, set parking
brake and lower blade unless other- wise stated.
2. When disassembling components, cleanliness is
essential. Always place parts in order of disassembly for
easier assembly. Use new gaskets and O ring seals when
CHECK OIL LEVEL with dipstick oil level gauge with
machine parked on level surface. Check should be made
3. Always disconnect the batteries during service
before starting or at least 15
operations. NEVER weld on the ma- chine with batteries
4. When welding on the machine, always ground on
the same component (e.g. front frame, rear frame,
wheel) as you are welding on.
5. If service operation requires the batteries to be
connected, remove the key from the start switch. If
engine running is a requirement, block the wheels and
connect safety links.
minutes after engine shutdown. Do not operate machine
with oil level below the low mark or above the high mark. If
necessary, add oil of the same quality and brand as already
in engine (refer to LUBRICANTS SPECIFICATION CHART).
CHECK COOLANT LEVEL with engine cool and stopped.
Maintain coolant level to within 1/2 inch (1,5 cm) below
bottom of fill pipe. Do not fill completely as coolant will
Safety Links Installed
expand as it is heated. Add antifreeze, rust inhibitor or
water as required, avoiding use of dirty water or water with
6. The terms "right", "left", "front" and "rear" when
high mineral content. Do not use anti-leak additives or
referring to a machine component are determined by
antifreeze with anti-leak additives. Do not use 'DOWTHERM
sitting in the operator's seat and facing toward front of
Causes of constant coolant loss should be
7. Refer to corresponding parts section for parts
Caution: If it is necessary to add coolant while engine is
breakdown and assembly sequence. Component
warm, extreme care should be taken when removing
disassembly should be done in conjunction with
radiator filler cap. Adding coolant to a hot engine may
component vendor manual, if available.
crack or distort engine components.
overheats, add coolant slowly with engine running.