The diesel engine should be started only from the
carrier cab in cold weather.
Do not race the diesel engine during the warm-up
period. Failure to follow this caution could result in
Allow the engine and hydraulic oil to warm up at least five minutes before
applying a load.
Idling the diesel engine for long periods of time not
only wastes fuel but fouls the injector nozzles.
Unburned diesel fuel can cause carbon formation,
diluted oil, lacquer formation, or gummy deposits on
Unburned diesel fuel also contributes to a rapid
accumulation of sludge in the engine.
If it is necessary to idle the diesel engine, maintain
the engine speed at no less than 800 RPM.
Gauge readings are given as a guide only. Readings
may be slightly higher or lower depending on the
individual engine condition. If in doubt, refer to the
applicable engine service or operation manual.
Cold Weather Starting.
Before starting the engine, ensure the PARK BRAKE
is applied and the SWING BRAKE switch in the
superstructure cab is ON (brake engaged).
Never crank the engine for more than 30 seconds at
a time. If the engine fails to start after 30 seconds,
allow the starter motor to cool for approximately two
minutes between attempts.