TM 5-3810-207-20/TO 36C23-3-37-12
See that all adjustments are properly made and never operate a machine that is not properly adjusted.
Do not fill the fuel tank while the engine is running. When handling gasoline, always provide a metallic contact
between the container and the tank. This will prevent a spark from being generated as gasoline flows over the metallic
Before starting the engine, make certain that the master clutch lever is disengaged.
Do not add water to a battery in freezing temperatures unless the battery is to be charged immediately. If water
is added and the battery is not charged, the water will freeze and damage the battery.
Do not smoke or allow open flame at or near vicinity when servicing the battery.
When operating the crane-shovel, be guided by the simple and fundamental rules of safety. Always take all the
necessary precautions to insure the safety of others as well as yourself.
Avoid careless operating habits which will cause accidents to personnel.
Watch the dipper or load while it is moving. When dumping into trucks, direct the swing over the tailgate of the
truck; never swing the dipper or load over the truck cab.
Never leave the crane-shovel with the bucket or any crane load in a raised position. The brakes may loosen just
enough to cause the load to fall or allow the front end attachment to lower on personnel.
Always keep loaded buckets and crane loads at a safe working range.
Keep the equipment on a firm base while operating, or use mats under the carrier.
Always lower the load to the ground before leaving the machine; don't leave the machine; don't leave the load
hanging in the air.
Don't take chances on worn or frayed cables; replace them at once.
Don't leave the machine while the machinery is idling; shut off the engine or disengage the engine clutch.
Don't allow personnel to ride in the cab or on the load while the equipment is in operation.
Never lift a load unless satisfied that it is hooked properly.
Keep the equipment free of grease, oil, and dirt.
Always block the wheels of the carrier when parking on a grade, no matter how slight.