Table 5. Lubrication Instructions - Continued.
Hydraulic Oil Level Check
Wear effective eye protection and gloves. Fine jets of hydraulic oil at high pressure can penetrate
the skin. Do not use your fingers to check for hydraulic oil leaks. Do not put your face close to
suspected leaks. Hold a piece of cardboard close to suspected leaks and then inspect the
cardboard for signs of hydraulic oil. If hydraulic oil penetrates your skin, get medical help
immediately. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
Position the machine on level ground.
Engage the parking brake.
Set the loader bucket on the ground.
Raise the boom, swing in the dipper, and close the bucket.
Stop the engine.
Turn OFF master battery switch..
Check the oil level in the sight glass (1). The level should be in the center of the sight glass.
If the oil in the sight glass appears cloudy, then water or air has entered the system. The hydraulic pump could be
severely damaged if the machine is operated. Report your findings to Field Maintenance.
If necessary, add recommended oil through the filler cap. Refit and secure the filler cap.
Figure 15. Hydraulic Oil Level