2-17. OPERATING PROCEDURES (CONT)
b. Starting the Loader (Cont).
The declutch treadle valve can be used during operation in any speed
range. The declutch treadle valve when pressed will disengage the trans-
mission and apply service brakes. It is used when maximum power to loader
is needed. Use the declutch treadle valve to quickly raise bucket when
filled by pressing treadle valve and pressing accelerator pedal to in-
crease engine rpm.
Check CLUTCH PRESS warning indicator on left instrument panel. This indi-
cator will turn on when declutch treadle valve is pressed. If this indi-
cator is flashing on and off or is on steadily and declutch treadle valve
is not pressed, stop engine and notify organizational maintenance.
Check CONV TEMP gage on left instrument panel. If gage pointer indicates
in red area, select a lower transmission speed. If pointer remains in red
area, stop operation, move transmission control lever to neutral (N) po-
sition, and operate engine at full throttle for several minutes. If this
does not reduce temperature indication, stop engine and check transmis-
sion oil level.
Check WATER TEMP gage on left instrument panel. If gage pointer indicates
in red area, stop engine and check radiator coolant level.
If low air pressure warning buzzer sounds, stop operation immediately.
When air pressure gets below a safe level, parking brake will engage
If AUXILIARY STEERING warning buzzer sounds and warning indicator turns
on, stop operation and turn off engine immediately. Be sure to turn igni-
tion key switch to off position. Notify organizational maintenance imme-
If HYDRAULIC FILTER warning indicator turns on during operation, continue
operation and notify organizational maintenance at end of work shift.
c. Stopping the Loader.
Press brake treadle valve to stop loader.
Use LIFT ARM control lever placed in
LOWER position to lower bucket to
ground then return control lever to
Put transmission control lever in
neutral (N) position.
Pull up on PARKING BRAKE control knob
to engage parking brake.
Operate engine at idle speed for ap-
proximately two minutes.