1. Before starting a task, think about the risks and hazards to your safety as well as that of others. Wear
protective gear such as safety goggles or lenses, safety shoes, rubber apron, and gloves. Protect yourself
2. Observe all WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
3. When lifting heavy parts, have someone help you. Make sure lifting equipment is working properly, suitable for
the task assigned, of sufficient load capacity, and secured against slipping.
4. Always use power tools carefully.
5. Before beginning a procedure, ensure the following conditions have been observed, unless otherwise
a. Machine must be parked on level ground with parking brake engaged.
b. Work tool must be lowered to the ground.
d. Engine must be off.
e. Components which are hot at operating temperatures (i.e., cooling, exhaust, and hydraulic systems) must
cool down before they are removed.
Components must, however, be at operating temperature to be tested.
g. Batteries must be disconnected when performing system maintenance.
h. Hydraulic system pressure must be relieved before disconnecting any hydraulic system line or fitting. Refer
to Relieving Hydraulic System Pressure in this work package.
RELIEVING HYDRAULIC SYSTEM PRESSURE
WARN I N G
When servicing this machine, performing maintenance, or disposing of hazardous
materials, consult your unit/local hazardous waste disposal center or safety office for local
regulatory guidance. If further information is needed, please contact the Army
Environmental Hotline at 1-800-872-3845.
DO NOT disconnect or remove any hydraulic sy tem line or fitting unless engine is shut
down and hydraulic system pressure has been relieved. Tighten all connections before
applying pressure. Escaping hydraulic fluid under pressure can penetrate the skin,
causing injury to personnel.
At operating temperature, hydraulic oil is hot. Allow hydraulic oil to cool before removing
any hydraulic fitting. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
To prevent injury to personnel, wear protective eye covering and gloves.
Sudden movement of machine can cause injury to personnel on or near the machine.
Failure to follow these warnings ma result in injury to personnel.
1. Park machine on a smooth, level surface.
2. Lower work tool to ground.
3. Engage parking brake.
4. Shut down engine.
5. Push power button to ON position without starting engine.