Disassembly and Assembly
The proper and safe lubrication and maintenance
procedures for this machine, recommended by
Caterpillar, are outlined in the LUBRICATION &
MAINTENANCE GUIDE for this machine.
Improper performance of lubrication or maintenance
procedures is dangerous and could result in injury
or death. Read and understand the LUBRICATION &
MAINTENANCE GUIDE before performing any
lubrication or maintenance.
The serviceman or mechanic may be unfamiliar with
many of the systems on this machine. This makes it
important to use caution when performing service work.
A knowledge of the system and/or component is
important before the removal or disassembly of any
Because of the size of some of the machine
components, the serviceman or mechanic should check
the weights noted in this Manual. Use proper lifting
procedures when removing any components.
Following is a list of basic precautions that should always
Read and understand all Warning plates and decals
on the machine before operating, lubricating or repairing
Always wear protective glasses and protective shoes
when working around machines. In particular, wear
protective glasses when pounding any part of the
machine or its attachments with a hammer or sledge.
Use welders gloves, hood/goggles, apron and other
protective clothing appropriate to the welding job being
performed. Do not wear loose-fitting or torn clothing.
Remove all rings from fingers when working on
Do not operate this machine unless you have read
and understand the instructions in the OPERATORS
GUIDE. Improper machine operation is dangerous
and could result in injury or death.
Disconnect battery and discharge any capacitors
before starting to work on machine. Hang "Do Not
Operate" tag in the Operators Compartment.
If possible, make all repairs with the machine parked
on a level, hard surface. Block machine so it does not
roll while working on or under machine.
Do not work on any machine that is supported only
by lift jacks or a hoist. Always use blocks or jack stands
to support the machine before performing any
Relieve all pressure in air, oil or water systems
before any lines, fittings or related items are
disconnected or removed. Always make sure all raised
components are blocked correctly and be alert for
possible pressure when disconnecting any device from a
system that utilizes pressure.
Lower the bucket, blade, ripper or other implements
to the ground before performing any work on the
machine. If this can not be done, make sure the bucket,
blade, ripper or other implement is blocked correctly to
prevent it from dropping unexpectedly.
8. Use steps and grab handles when mounting or
dismounting a machine. Clean any mud or debris from
steps, walkways or work platforms before using. Always
face machine when using steps, ladders and walkways.
When it is not possible to use the designed access
system, provide ladders, scaffolds, or work platforms to
perform safe repair operations.