MECHANICAL GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Scope, Work Safety, General Information, Cleaning Instructions, Inspection Instructions, Repair
Instructions, Lubrication Instructions, Standard Tool Requirements, Applying Torque, Tagging
Instructions, Fluid Disposal
Tools and Special Tools
Materials/Parts - Continued
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's
Cap Set, Protective, Dust and Moisture
Cleaning Compound, Solvent, Type III
Detergent, General Purpose, Liquid
These general maintenance instructions contain general shop practices and specific methods with which you must
be familiar to properly maintain the Backhoe Loader (BHL). You should read and understand these practices and
methods before starting maintenance tasks on the machine.
1. Before starting a task, think about the risks and hazards to your safety as well as that of others. Wear
protective gear such as safety goggles or lenses, safety shoes, rubber apron, and gloves. Protect yourself
2. Observe all WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
3. When lifting heavy parts, have someone help you. Make sure lifting equipment is working properly, suitable for
the task assigned, of sufficient load capacity, and secured against slipping.
4. Always use power tools carefully.
5. Before beginning a procedure, ensure the following conditions have been observed, unless otherwise
a. Machine must be parked on level ground with parking brake engaged.
b. Work tools must be lowered to the ground.
Transmission must be in N (neutral).
d. Engine must be off.
e. Components that are hot at operating temperatures (i.e., cooling, exhaust, and hydraulic systems) must
cool down before they are removed.
Components must, however, be at operating temperature to be tested.
g. Batteries must be disconnected when performing system maintenance.
h. Hydraulic system pressure must be relieved before disconnecting any hydraulic system line or fitting.
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