Move all implement controls to the HOLD position before
starting the engine.
Engage the parking brake. Shift the transmission control
lever to NEUTRAL.
Start and operate the engine in a well ventilated area
only. In an enclosed area, vent the exhaust to the
Preparing to Operate the Machine
The antipivot pin must be in the stored position.
The wheel lean pin must be removed. Store the pin in
the tool box.
Clear all personnel from the machine and the area.
Clear all obstacles from the path of the machine.
Beware of hazards such as wires, ditches, etc.
Be sure all windows are clean. Secure the doors and
windows in either the open or shut position.
Adjust the rear view mirrors for best vision close to the
Make sure the machine horn, the backup alarm and all
other warning devices are working properly.
Fasten the seat belt securely.
Be sure to have proper clearance between tires and the
moldboard before moving controls.
Check for proper operation of all controls and protective
devices while moving slowly in an open area.
Operating the Machine
The operator must satisfy himself that no one will be
endangered before moving the machine.
Operate the machine only while seated.
Operate the controls only with the engine running.
Do not allow riders on the machine.
Report any needed repairs noted during operation.
Carry blade close to the ground, approximately 40 cm
(15 in) above ground level.
Stay a safe distance from the edge of cliffs, overhangs
and slide areas.
Be careful to avoid the condition which could lead to
tipping when working on hills, banks or-slopes, and
when crossing ditches, ridges or other obstructions.
Keep the transmission engaged when going downhill.
Do not coast.
Do not depress the transmission modulator pedal when
Keep the machine under control and do not work it over
Be sure hitch points and the towing device are adequate
for towing trailing equipment.
Connect trailing equipment to a drawbar or hitch only.
Never straddle a wire rope cable or similar device, nor
allow others to do so.
Personnel should not be between the machine and
trailing equipment when maneuvering to connect them.
Block the tongue or hitch )f trailing equipment to align it
with the drawbar or hitch.