RIDE CONTROL ACCUMULATOR MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
WARN I N G
Dry nitrogen is the only gas approved for use in the accumulators. The charging of oxygen gas in an
accumulator will cause an explosion. An explosion can be eliminated by using nitrogen gas cylinders
with standard CGA (Compressed Gas Association, Inc.) No. 580 connectors. When nitrogen gas is
ordered, make sure to order the cylinders with CGA No. 580 connectors.
Do not rely on color codes or other methods of identification to tell the difference between nitrogen and
oxygen cylinders. In any application, never use an adapter to connect your nitrogen charging group to
a valve outlet used on both nitrogen, oxygen, or other gas cylinders. BE SURE YOU USE DRY
NITROGEN (99.8% purity).
Personal injury or death can result from escaping fluid under pressure. Escaping fluid under pressure,
even a very small pin-hole size leak, can penetrate body tissue and cause serious injury and possible
death. If fluid is injected into your skin, it must be treated immediately by a doctor familiar with this
type of injury. Always use a board or cardboard when checking for a leak. Injury to personnel can
result from hydraulic oil pressure and hot oil.
Hydraulic oil pressure can remain in the hydraulic system after the engine has been stopped. Serious
injury can be caused if this pressure is not released before any service is done on the hydraulic system.
Make sure all attachments have been lowered, oil is cool before removing any components or lines.
Remove the oil filter cap only when the engine is stopped and the filler cap is cooled enough to touch
with your bare hand.
Sudden movement or accidental starting of the machine can cause injury or death to personnel on or
near the machine. To prevent injury or death to personnel, perform the following:
Park the machine on a smooth, level surface.
Stop the engine and remove the key.
Block the wheels and install the steering frame lock.