OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
The 130G Series Grader can be forded in water depths up to 30 inches (76 cm). Observe the following precautions when
fording any body of water:
Check the depth of the water at its deepest point.
Make sure the bottom is even enough for ford-
Do not ford even the narrowest stream more than
30 inches (76 cm) deep.
Make sure your engine is operating at full effi-
Raise blade and scarifier to maximum height.
Set blade angle perpendicular to machine.
Set transmission lever in low.
Set governor control high to minimize the danger
Enter water slowly to minimize waves and backwash.
Speed should not exceed 3-4 mph (5-6 km/h).
If stalling occurs, notify Unit Maintenance.
Lubricate the machine completely as soon as possible after fording.
TOWING AND SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Ensure tow line is strong enough and is in good condition.
Attach the tow line only to the towing connection points provided on the frame.
DO NOT tow faster than 8 km/h (5 mph).
DO NOT have tension on the tow line when inspecting it. DO NOT jerk the tow line; it may break.
Use a tow bar if the machine is to be moved more than a few feet. If a tow bar is not available, attach a
machine of equal size to the rear of the towed machine to provide braking when going downhill.
DO NOT allow riders on a machine that is being towed.
Always block the wheels before removing the axle shafts or disconnecting the parking/emergency
If the axle shafts are removed or the parking/emergency brake is disconnected, block the wheels when
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.