Push bucket control lever forward slowly to
TOWING THE MACHINE
dump bucket. Control rate of material discharge
If at anytime it is neccessary to tow the machine
with accelerator, and by manipulating control lever
any appreciable distance, observe the following
between DUMP and HOLD positions. Bucket can be
maintained in full clump or partial dump position
1. Set all control levers in NEUTRAL.
by returning control lever to HOLD position. Dump-
ing load slowly will minimize shock loading of a
2. Remove the propeller shaft from the transmis-
truck body or other transporting vehicle.
sion to the rear axle assembly, and one of the
propeller shafts from between the transmission
and the front axle assembly.
When bucket is empty, pull backward on bucket
control lever into detent located CLOSE position, and
3. Attach safety links.
back away from loaded unit. Place boom control
lever in DOWN PRESSURE or FLOAT position while
Important: Note correct assembly of propeller
returning for another load. Bucket will stop in a
shafts before removing them. Reassemble them
level position automatically. The bucket control
in the same position. The tubular end is always
lever automatically returns to the HOLD (neutral)
the driving end. Do not separate the two ends of
the assembly due to wear pattern and balancing
characteristics. Wire the spider and bearing as-
BACKFILLING AND SPREADING
semblies to the prop shaft flanges and wrap the
assemblies in lint free cloths.
The bucket is used for backfilling and spread-
ing operations. Lower the bucket in an attitude
When the machine is being towed, the converter
parallel to the surface of the ground and proceed
changing pump is not operating. There is danger
forward in one of the lower speed ranges allowing
of bearing or gear damage in the torque converter
the bucket to fill. The material will form its own
a n d transmission if propeller shafts are not re-
dozer blade. Best results are obtained when a shal-
low bite is used. Caution must be used in controll-
ing the depth of the bite as too deep a bite will
W h e n reinstalling propshaft assemblies use
cause wheel spin and as uneven working surface.
only the special heat treated nuts and bolts pro-
vided. Tighten attaching bolts to the torque speci-
TRAVELING WITHOUT A LOAD IN BUCKET
4. When towing an articulated machine it may be
When driving machine from job to job, shift
best to raise one end of machine with safety
into high speed range. The bucket should be raised
links attached since machine cannot be steered
approximately 15 inches off the ground and tipped
without engine operating.
back to afford maximum visibility.
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