D6R Track-Type Tractor Operation Caterpillar


Operation
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D6R Track-Type Tractor [SEBU6887]
1.1. Machine Operating Temperature Range
2.1. Machine Operation
3.1. Limiting Conditions and Criteria

Machine Operating Temperature Range

The standard machine configuration is intended for use within an ambient temperature range of −18 °C (0 °F) to 50 °C (122 °F). Special configurations may be available to enhance operation within the specified temperature range. Special configurations may also be available to permit outside operation of the specified temperature range. Consult your Cat dealer for additional information on special configurations of your machine. Starting aids will be required in order to start engines that operate below zero degrees fahrenheit. Additional batteries are needed in order to operate this machine at temperatures below zero degrees fahrenheit.

Machine Operation

Only operate the machine while you are in a seat. The seat belt must be fastened while you operate the machine. Only operate the controls while the engine is running. On machines that are disabled, the controls may be used when the engine is not running.

Check for proper operation of all controls and protective devices while you operate the machine slowly in an open area.

Before moving the machine, the operator must ensure that no one will be endangered.

Do not allow riders on the machine unless the machine has the following equipment:

  • additional seat

  • additional seat belt

  • Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS)

Report any repairs that are needed and noted during operation.

Carry attachments close to the ground, approximately 40 cm (15 inches) above ground level. Do not go close to the edge of a cliff, an excavation, or an overhang.

If the machine begins to sideslip, perform the following procedure:

  • Discard the load.

  • Turn the machine downhill.

Be careful to avoid any condition which could lead to tipping. Tipping can occur when you work on hills, banks, and slopes. Also, tipping can occur when you cross ditches, ridges, or other unexpected obstructions.

Whenever it is possible, operate the machine up the slopes and down the slopes. Avoid operating the machine across the slope, when possible.

Keep the machine under control. Do not overload the machine beyond capacity.

Towing devices and eyes that are not part of machine must be adequate.

Connect trailing equipment to a drawbar or to a hitch only.

Never straddle a wire cable or allow other personnel to straddle a wire cable.

When you maneuver to connect the equipment, make sure that no personnel are between the machine and trailing equipment. Block the hitch of the trailing equipment in order to align the equipment with the drawbar.

Know the maximum dimensions of your machine.

Always keep the Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) installed during machine operation.

Limiting Conditions and Criteria

Limiting conditions are immediate issues with this machine that must be addressed prior to continuing operation.

The Operation and Maintenance Manual, Safety Section describes limiting condition criteria for replacing items such as safety messages, seat belt and mounting hardware, lines, tubes, hoses, battery cables and related parts, electrical wires, and repairing any fluid leak.

The Operation and Maintenance Manual, Maintenance Interval Schedule describes limiting condition criteria that require repair or replacement for items (if equipped) such as alarms, horns, braking system, steering system, and rollover protective structures.

The Operation and Maintenance Manual, Monitoring System (if equipped) provides information on limiting condition criteria, including a Warning Category 3 that requires immediate shutdown of the engine.

The following table provides summary information on several limiting conditions found in this Operation and Maintenance Manual. The table provides criteria and required action for the limiting conditions listed. Each System or Component in this table, together with the respective limiting condition, describes a potential critical failure that must be addressed. Not addressing limiting conditions with required actions may, in conjunction with other factors or circumstances, result in a risk of personal injury or death. If an accident occurs, notify emergency personnel and provide location and description of accident.

Table 1
System or
Component
Name 
Limiting
Condition 
Criteria for
Action 
Required
Action 
Line, tubes, and hoses  End fittings are damaged or leaking. Outer coverings are chafed or cut. Wires are exposed. Outer coverings are swelling or ballooning. Flexible parts of the hoses are kinked. Outer covers have exposed embedded armoring. End fittings are displaced.  Visible corrosion, loose, or damaged lines, tubes, or hoses. Visible fluid leaks.  Immediately repair any lines, tubes, or hoses that are corroded, loose, or damaged. Immediately repair any leaks as these may provide fuel for fires. 
Electrical Wiring  Signs of fraying, abrasion, cracking, discoloration, cuts on the insulation  Visible damage to electrical wiring  Immediately replace damaged wiring 
Battery cable(s)  Signs of fraying, abrasion, cracking, discoloration, cuts on the insulation of the cable, fouling, corroded terminals, damaged terminals, and loose terminals  Visible damage to battery cable(s)  Immediately replace damaged battery cables 
Operator Protective Structure  Structures that are bent, cracked, or loose. Loose, missing, or damaged bolts.  Visible damage to structure. Loose, missing, or damaged bolts.  Do not operate machine with damaged structure or loose, missing, or damaged bolts. Contact your Cat dealer for inspection and repair or replacement options. 
Seat Belt  Worn or damaged seat belt or mounting hardware  Visible wear or damage  Immediately replace parts that are worn or damaged. 
Seat Belt  Age of seat belt  Three years after date of installation  Replace seat belt three years after date of installation 
Safety Messages  Appearance of safety message  Damage to safety messages making them illegible  Replace the illustrations if illegible. 
Audible Warning Device(s) (if equipped)  Sound level of audible warning  Reduced or no audible warning present  Immediately repair or replace audible warning devices not working properly. 
Camera(s) (if equipped)  Dirt or debris on camera lens  Dirt or debris obstructing camera view  Clean camera before operating machine. 
Cab Windows (if equipped)  Dirt, debris, or damaged windows  Dirt or debris obstructing operator visibility. Any damaged windows.  Clean windows before operating machine. Repair or replace damaged windows before operating machine. 
Mirrors (if equipped)  Dirt, debris, or damaged mirror  Dirt or debris obstructing operator visibility. Any damaged mirrors.  Clean mirrors before operating machine. Repair or replace damaged mirrors before operating machine. 
Braking System  Inadequate braking performance  System does not pass Braking System - Test(s) included in Maintenance Section or in the Testing and Adjusting Manual  Contact your Cat dealer to inspect and, if necessary, repair the brake system. 
Cooling System  The coolant temperature is too high.  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  Stop the engine immediately. Check the coolant level and check the radiator for debris. Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, Cooling System Coolant Level - Check. Check the fan drive belts for the water pump. Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, Belts - Inspect/Adjust/ Replace. Make any necessary repairs. 
Engine Oil System  A problem has been detected with the engine oil pressure.  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  If the warning stays on during low idle, stop the engine and check the engine oil level. Perform any necessary repairs as soon as possible. 
Engine system  An engine fault has been detected by the engine ECM.  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  Stop the engine immediately. Contact your Cat dealer for service. 
Fuel System  A problem has been detected with the fuel system.  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  Stop the engine. Determine the cause of the fault and perform any necessary repairs. 
Hydraulic Oil System  The hydraulic oil temperature is too high.  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  Stop the engine immediately. Check the hydraulic oil level and check the hydraulic oil cooler for debris. Perform any necessary repairs as soon as possible. 
Steering System  A problem has been detected with the steering system. (If equipped with steering system monitoring.)  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  Move machine to a safe location and stop the engine immediately. Contact your Cat dealer to inspect and, if necessary, repair the steering system. 
Overall Machine  Machine service is required.  Monitoring System displays Warning Category 3  Stop the engine immediately. Contact your Cat dealer for service. 

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