EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA. (cont)
SAFETY, CARE AND HANDLING. Proper repair is important to the personal safety of the maintenance
technician and to the safe and reliable operation of the road grader. This manual outlines basic recommended
procedures, some of which require special tools, devices or work methods. Although not necessarily complete, a list of
warnings is provided inside of the front cover of this manual.
Improper repair procedures can be dangerous and may cause INJURY.
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL SAFETY WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
BEFORE PERFORMING REPAIRS ON THIS VEHICLE
Basic safety cautions are listed before the procedures to which they apply. Warning labels have also been put on the
machine to provide instructions and identify specific hazards which if not heeded may cause INJURY. These labels
identify hazards during repair for an untrained mechanic. There is no way to label the machine against all such hazards.
Warnings in the service manual and on the machine are identified by the word WARNING.
Operations that may result in machine damage are identified by labels on the machine and in this manual by the word
Every possible hazard cannot be anticipated. If you use a procedure, tool, device, or work method not specifically
recommended, satisfy yourself that it is safe for you and others. Make sure that the machine will not be damaged or made
unsafe by the procedure you choose.
Know the weight of components. Do not lift heavy components by hand. Use a hoist. When using a hoist, follow the
recommendations in the manual. Use correct lift tools as shown in illustrations to get the correct balance of the
component you lift. This makes your work safer at all times. Lower it onto blocks or stands. Make sure the component
rests solidly. A sudden fall can cause an accident.
When jacking up the vehicle, be sure to block the wheels at front and rear. Always place earthmoving equipment (blade
and scarifier) in lowered position when parking vehicle to prevent possible injury to personnel and to prevent
needless stress on hydraulic and mechanical components.
Perform all maintenance operations, unless otherwise specified, with ALL equipment lowered, transmission control lever in
NEUTRAL position, parking/emergency brake applied, engine stopped and electrical disconnect key removed.