OPERATE ONLY FROM OPERATOR'S SEAT
Avoid possible injury or machine damage. Do not start
engine by shorting across starter terminals.
NEVER start engine while standing on ground. Start
engine only from operator's seat.
Machines equipped with cabs are equipped with
secondary exits. For additional secondary exit information,
see the topics "Secondary Exit Tool" and 'Opening Upper
Front (Secondary Exit) Window' in chapter 10 of this
OPERATE MACHINE SAFELY
Clear all persons from area of operation and machine
Use your seat belt.
Make sure the work site footing has sufficient strength to
firmly support the machine. When working close to an
excavation, position machine with propel motors at the
Be cautious of tipping when working on frozen ground.
Temperature increases will cause ground to become soft,
making ground unstable.
When digging deep, avoid hitting bottom of boom or
bucket cylinder hoses against the ground.
Use the bucket only for digging. Do not use it as a jack
hammer or wrecking ball.