Preparing to Start the Engine
Starting the Engine
Inspect the seat belt, the buckle and all
mounting hardware. Replace the belt or any
damaged hardware. Tighten any loose
Adjust the seat so that full brake pedal
travel can be obtained with the operators
back against the seat back.
Make certain all protective guards and
covers are secured in place.
Make sure the vehicle is equipped with
the proper lighting system, as required by
conditions, Make sure all lights are
Inspect the vehicle for potential hazards.
Make sure no one is working on,
underneath, or close to the vehicle before
starting the engine or beginning to move
Shift the transmission control lever to
neutral and engage the parking brake
before starting the engine.
Lower all implements and move all
controls to hold before starting the engine.
Start and run the engine in a well
ventilated area only. In an enclosed area,
vent the engine exhaust to the outside.