OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES
WARN I N G
· DO NOT service cooling system unless engine has cooled. This is a pressurized cooling system and escap-
ing steam or hot coolant will cause serious burns.
· DO NOT remove cooling system radiator cap when engine is hot. Allow engine to cool down. Loosen cap
to first stop and let any pressure out of cooling system, then remove cap. Failure to follow this warning
may cause serious burns.
· Wear effective eye, glove, and skin protection when handling coolants. Failure to follow this warning
may cause injury to personnel.
N OT E
Engine operates at less than peak performance at high altitudes.
Coolant level and engine indicators must be watched closely.
OPERATION IN SNOW AND ICE
WARN I N G
· DO NOT smoke or permit any open flame in area of machine while you are servicing fuel system. Be
sure hose nozzle is grounded against filler tube during refueling to prevent static electricity. Failure to
follow this warning may result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
· Operating personnel must wear fuel-resistant gloves when handling fuels. If exposed to fuel, promptly
wash exposed skin and change fuel-soaked clothing.
· ALWAYS stop engine prior to refuelling. If equipped with an arctic cold weather starting aid system,
turn engine coolant heater off.
N OT E
Ensure portable fire extinguisher is within reach prior to refueling.
Fuel tank should be kept full. Keep snow and ice away from fuel filler.
Clean snow away from windshields and lights.
Accelerate slowly to avoid spinning tires.
Drive at slower speeds.
Give signals sooner.
Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to stop. This will also help to avoid skidding.
Maintain double the normal distance from the machine ahead.
Keep windshields and lights clean and free of snow and ice.