OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
Operate engine at low idle for five minutes to warm up engine. During warmup, monitor instrument panel indicators for
any signs of abnormal temperatures or pressures. Shut down engine at the first sign of a problem.
Continue to warm up machine as follows:
If temperature is greater than 32F (0C), warm up machine for a total of approximately 15 minutes.
If temperature is less than 32F (0C), warm up machine for a total of approximately 30 minutes.
If temperature is less than 0F (-18C) or if hydraulic functions are sluggish, additional time may be needed.
Cycle steering and machine controls to assist in hydraulic system warmup. Ensure that all are functioning properly.
Be ALERT for personnel in the area while operating machine. Always check to ensure area is clear of
personnel and obstructions before moving machine or raising or lowering container handler forks. Fail-
ure to follow this warning may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
DO NOT allow riders on machine. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death to person-
To avoid tipping over, be careful when crossing or working on hills, banks or slopes. Look behind
machine before backing up. Wear your seat belt. Know stopping distance of your machine at any speed,
then adjust speed accordingly. Match speed with job conditions. Do not coast. Failure to follow this
warning may cause injury or death to personnel or damage to equipment.
Without a load, drive forward, not reverse, when traveling long distance. With a load, travel in reverse.
Know traffic pattern of job. Obey flag men, road signs, and signals. Carry load close to ground.
Refer to WP 0004 00 for the location and operation of controls and indicators.
N (Neutral) is normal transmission position when machine is not in use. Use N to start engine, when idling engine,
and for parking. Always lock transmission in Neutral by applying parking brake when machine is left unattended,
parked or stopped.
To select a specific reverse gear range, pull transmission range selector back and rotate to desired gear, normally
second or third. Backup alarm will sound when in a reverse gear.
To select a specific forward gear range, push transmission range selector forward and rotate to desired gear, nor-
mally second or third.
Ensure all personnel are clear of machine and work area.
Ensure your seat belt is fastened.
DO NOT coast down hills. Keep transmission engaged.
Downshift one position at a time when reducing engine and ground speeds. Downshift when going downhill (to
same gear used to climb grade) or when operating on side slopes where high speed may compromise safety.