OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD - CONTINUED
Test brakes and machine controls carefully.
Move all hydraulic controls slowly to warm hydraulic oil. Cycle each control several times. Normal warm-up
period in extreme cold is 30 minutes.
Operate under a light load for the first 5 minutes of operation.
Start driving very slowly for about 100 yd (91.4 m). If a problem is noted, notify Unit Maintenance as required.
If machine will be parked for a short period, park in a sheltered area out of wind. If shelter is not available, park
machine so that radiator does not face into wind.
If machine will be parked for a long shutdown period, try to park on high ground. Keep tires out of snow, water,
ice, and mud, if possible.
Clean snow, ice, and mud from engine compartment, hydraulic cylinders, wheels, and work tool as soon as possi-
ble after shutdown.
If machine will be parked for a long period of time, notify Unit Maintenance to prepare machine for storage.
WAR N I N G
Use a self-attaching inflation chuck and stand at a distance behind tire when inflating tire. Failure to
follow this warning may cause injury or death to personnel.
ARCTIC COLD WEATHER STARTING AID SYSTEM
Machines that operate in extreme cold weather, from -25 to -40°F (-32 to -40°C), are factory equipped with an
arctic cold weather starting aid system which includes a diesel-fired engine coolant heater, mounted on right side
under ladder and heavy-duty batteries.
Extreme care should be taken to ensure a proper mixture of water and antifreeze is used in engine cooling system