- 1. Be sure safety link is in storage position.
- 2. Fasten seat belt.
- 3. Raise blade high enough to clear obstructions.
- 4. Push emergency and parking brake button. Do not move machine until the button remains depressed. (See page 24 for additional information.)
- 5. Push down on range control safety lock.
- 6. Depress brake pedal.
- 7. Move range control to desired speed and direction.
- 8. Release brake pedal and depress accelerator.
NOTE: It is possible to start the engine when the transmission control lever is in other than NEUTRAL, but the machine will not move. Should this happen, move the control lever to NEUTRAL, then to desired speed range.
Changing Gear Speed and Direction
Move range control to change gear speed.
Speed changes may be made without decelerating or braking.
Directional shifts at full engine speed are permissible while in 1st or 2nd. Directional shifts in gear speeds above 2nd should never be made at full engine speed. For safety, operator comfort and maximum service life of power train components, decelerating and/or braking is recommended.
Emergency Braking System
Loss of brake pressure will cause the brake indicator on the instrument panel to show RED and the emergency brake to automatically engage-stopping the machine. If operating under load a warning horn will sound also.
After an emergency stop, wait until air pressure gauge indicates NORMAL before moving the compactor. If air pressure gauge will not indicate NORMAL, investigate and correct reason for loss of air pressure.
NOTE: In an emergency, the machine can be moved in 1st gear with emergency brakes applied.
Moving the machine with emergency brake applied can cause excessive wear or damage to the brake. Repair emergency brake before returning machine to operation.
Manual Release of Emergency Brake
- 1. Block wheels to keep from rolling when brake is released.
- 2. Install safety link.
- 3. Remove bolts from storage holes in cover.
- 4. Install bolts in forcing holes and tighten until a solid resistance is felt.
- 5. Remove bolts from forcing holes before operating after brakes have been serviced.