2-20. OPERATION IN UNUSUAL WEATHER (CONT)
c. Rainy or Humid Conditions.
Keep loader protected when not in use. Dry off
seat and wiring to prevent formation of mildew. Keep fuel tank full. Service filters
more frequently than normal. Keep all moving parts well lubricated.
2-21. OPERATION IN DUSTY OR SANDY AREAS
Sand and dust are abrasive and can cause wear on many parts of the
loader. Airborne sand and dust can clog the radiator and air cleaner.
b. Cooling System.
Be sure you check the radiator frequently and keep air pass-
c. Air Cleaner.
Reduce service intervals for the air cleaner and clean the air
cleaner as often as necessary.
Lubricate the loader at more frequent intervals. Clean all fitt-
ings and lubrication openings thoroughly before lubricating to prevent entry of dust
or sand with the lubricant. Take care to prevent contamination of lubricants with
dust or sand.
e. At Halt.
When the loader is not in use, close cab windows and doors, and uti-
lize what ever means are available to protect the engine compartment from the entry
of wind blown dust or sand.
f. Bucket Lift Arms and Pivot Assemblies.
Periodically check sliding mating
parts for buildup of dust, dirt, or sand. Use a wire brush to remove dust, dirt, or
2-22. OPERATION IN SALT WATER AREAS
Keep loader as clean as possible; after use, wash with fresh water. Keep all lubri-
cation points lubricated. Keep all wiring and connections clean and free from corro-
2-23. OPERATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES
Keep a constant watch on coolant level. Add coolant if necessary. Keep close watch
on engine instruments during operation.
Engine will operate at less than peak performance at high altitude.
2-24. OPERATION IN SNOW
Keep fuel tank full and snow and ice away from fuel filler when servicing the load-
er. Close cab windows and doors to keep snow from operating controls and indicators
and from operators seat.