Do not weld or flame cut on pipes or tubes that contain
Clean them thoroughly with nonflammable solvent before
welding or flame cutting on them.
Remove all flammable materials such as fuel, oil and
other debris before they accumulate on the machine.
Do not expose the machine to flames, burning brush,
etc., if at all possible.
Do not bend or strike high pressure lines. Do not install
bent or damaged lines, tubes or hoses.
Repair any loose or damaged fuel and oil lines, tubes
and hoses. Leaks can cause fires.
Inspect all lines, tubes and hoses carefully. Do not use
your bare hand to check for leaks. Tighten all
connections to the recommended torque.
Make sure that all clamps, guards and heat shields are
installed correctly to prevent vibration, rubbing against
other parts and excessive heat during operation.
Shields, which protect hot exhaust components from oil
or fuel spray in the event of a line, tube or seal failure,
must be installed correctly.
Ether is flammable. Do not smoke while changing ether
Do not store replacement ether cylinders in living areas
or in the operators compartment.
Use ether only in well ventilated areas.
Keep ether cylinders out of the reach of unauthorized
Do not store ether cylinders in direct sunlight. Discard
cylinders in a safe place. Do not puncture or burn
Always have a fire extinguisher on the machine end
know how to use it. Inspect and have it serviced as
recommended on its instruction plate.
Explosions of air-inflated earthmoving tires have resulted
from heat-induced gas combustion inside the tires. The
heat generated by welding or heating rim components,
external fire or excessive use of brakes, can cause
A tire explosion is much more violent than a blowout.
The explosion can propel the tire, rim and final drive
components as far as 500 m (1500 feet) or more from
the machine. Both the force of the explosion and the
flying debris can cause personal injury or death, and
Do not approach a tire closer than the outside of the area
represented by the shaded area in the illustration.
Proper nitrogen inflation equipment and training in its use
are necessary to avoid overinflation. A tire blowout or
rim failure can result from improper or misused