OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
WAR N I N G
· BE ALERT for personnel in the area while operating machine. Always check to ensure area is clear of person-
nel and obstructions before moving. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel
or damage to equipment.
· DO NOT allow riders on machine. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
Ensure that personnel are not working on or near machine before moving out.
Keep machine under control at all times.
Reduce engine speed when maneuvering in tight quarters or when going downhill.
Select correct gear speed before starting down a grade. Use same gear speed as you would use to go uphill. DO
NOT change gears while going downhill.
DO NOT allow engine to overspeed when going downhill. Use service brakes to control engine speed.
When load will be pushing machine, i.e., when backing downhill with a load, put shift lever in FIRST gear.
Changing Direction and Speed.
Operator can change from low gear to high gear at full engine speed.
Directional changes at full engine speed are also possible. However, when changing directions, it is best to reduce
engine speed and to brake machine.
Keep a loaded bucket close to the ground.
Stop machine, if necessary, to avoid an unstable machine.
To change direction and speed, perform the following:
Lower engine speed with throttle pedal.
Push brake pedals downward to slow machine or to stop machine.
Move shift lever or F/N/R switch to desired direction.
Rotate shift lever to desired speed, if transmission is in manual mode.
Release brake pedals.
Increase engine speed with throttle pedal.