OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
WAR N I N G
DO NOT operate machine with steering frame lock connected. Steering frame lock must be disconnected
and securely stowed. If not properly stowed, loss of steering control could result. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Operator controls machine direction using steering wheel.
WARN I N G
Stand clear of frame articulation area when machine is operating. There is no clearance for personnel in
this area when machine turns. Crushing could occur, resulting in injury or death to personnel.
The loader is capable of 37-degree turns in either direction. Because machine articulates when turning, it is crucial that
personnel stand clear when machine is operating.
Avoid oversteering. Become familiar with steering characteristics of machine before attempting maneuvers in limited
In the event of primary steering system failure, primary steering failure alert indicator will light and action alarm will
sound. Secondary steering electric pump will automatically come on, as will the secondary steering alert indicator. Per-
form the following steps to bring machine to a safe stop:
Steer machine carefully to a safe location.
Stop machine and engage parking brake.
Shut down engine.
DO NOT operate machine until problem has been corrected.
OPERATING ON SLOPES
WARN I N G
DO NOT attempt to jump clear of a tipping machine. Machine tips faster than driver can jump free.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
Reduce engine speed when you maneuver in tight quarters or when you are going over a hill.
Select the necessary gear speed before you start downgrade. DO NOT change gears while you are going downhill.
When you go downgrade, use the same gear speed that would be used to go upgrade.
Always travel straight up and down slopes, never at an angle or perpendicular to slope. Remember that the danger of tip-
ping is always present.
When traveling uphill or downhill with a loaded bucket, keep bucket on uphill side, as low as possible. If machine starts
to slip or becomes unstable, lower bucket to ground and stop machine immediately.
DO NOT allow the engine to overspeed when you go downhill. Use the service brake pedal to reduce engine overspeed
when you are going downhill.