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.
Check for proper operation of all controls and protective devices while you operate the machine slowly in an open area.
Before you move the machine, make sure 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)
Never use the work tool for a work platform.
Report any needed repairs that were noted during operation.
Carry attachments close to the ground, approximately
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.
Be sure that the towing eyes and towing devices are 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 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 are immediate issues with this machine that must be addressed prior to continuing operation.
The Safety Section of the Operation and Maintenance Manual 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 Maintenance Interval Schedule in the Operation and Maintenance Manual 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 Monitoring System (if equipped) described in the Operation Section of the Operation and Maintenance Manual provides information on limiting condition criteria, including a warning level that requires immediate shutdown of the machine.