PERFORM DAILY LUBRICATION
Refer to the lubrication charts, in Section III, and lubricate
Never operate the engine with the oil level
all the daily lubrication points indicated with the type of lu-
below the low mark or above the full mark.
If necessary add oil, of the type specified in Section III, to
DRAIN SEDIMENT AND FILL FUEL TANK
bring the oil to the proper level.
The fuel tank is located at the left rear side of the upper, just
in front of the hydraulic reservoir. Each day or every 10
CHECK COOLANT LEVEL
hours a small amount of fuel should be drained from the
Check the engine coolant level and add water or antifreeze
fuel tank to remove water and sediment. The fuel tanks
as required. Use the type and amount of antifreeze recom-
should be kept as full as possible, with a quality grade of No.
mended for the prevailing temperature.
Make a visual check for fuel leaks at the crossover lines and
CHECK AIR CLEANER
at the fuel tank suction and return lines. Repair if necessary.
A service indicator, mounted in the air cleaner outlet tube,
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
signals when the air cleaner element should be replaced.
The red flag in the window of the indicator gradually rises as
The dipstick and filler are accessible through the left hand
the element fills with dirt. Do not change the element until
side of the engine at the rear of the machine. The engine is
the flag reaches the top of the indicator. After replacing the
viewed facing the radiator end.The dipstick and filler can be
element reset the indicator by pushing the reset button in.
reached through the rear access door on the left side of the
The following maintenance procedure will assure efficient
Check the oil level using the dipstick. For accurate read-
1. Keep the air cleaner tight at the air intake pipe to the en-
ings, the oil level should not be checked until at least 15
minutes after shutting down the engine. Maintain the oil
level as near the full mark as possible at all times (see Fig-
2. Keep the air cleaner properly assembled so the joints are
3. Repair any damage to the air cleaner or related parts im-
Check the vacuator valve to be sure it is not damaged
or plugged. Be sure the cup joint at the end is sealing
4. Remove the element and inspect it by placing a bright
light inside. Rotate the element slowly and inspect for any
rupture, holes or damaged gaskets; replace as required.
5. If the service indicator flag reaches the top of the indica-
tor, the element should be cleaned (or replaced) using air or
water as follows:
A. Direct air pressure at the pleated paper inside of the ele-
ment. Keep the nozzle at least one inch from the pleated
paper. Move the nozzle up and down while rotating the
element. Air pressure must not exceed 100 psi.
B. Soak the element for 15 minutes or more in a cleaner
and water solution. Rinse until the water is clear; maxi-
mum water pressure 40 psi. Air dry or use warm flow-
ing air not to exceed 160°F. Do not use compressed air
or light bulbs.