Read this manual carefully to learn how to operate
and service your machine correctly. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury or machine damage.
This manual should be considered a permanent
part of your machine and should remain with the
machine when you sell it.
This machine is of metric design. Measurements in
this manual are metric. Use only metric hardware and
tools as specified.
Right-hand and left-hand sides are determined by
facing in the direction of forward travel.
Write product identification numbers in the
Machine Numbers section. Accurately record all the
numbers to help in tracing the machine should it be
stolen. Your dealer also needs these numbers when
you order parts. If this manual is kept on the machine,
also file the identification numbers in a secure place
off the machine.
Warranty is provided as a part of Hitachi's support
program for customers who operate and maintain their
equipment as described in this manual. The warranty
is explained on the warranty certificate which you
should have received from your dealer.
This warranty provides you the assurance that Hitachi
will back its products where defects appear within the
warranty period. In some circumstances, Hitachi also
provides field improvements, often without charge to
the customer, even if the product is out of warranty.
Should the equipment be abused, or modified to
change its performance beyond the original
factory specifications, the warranty will become
void and field improvements may be denied.
Setting fuel delivery above specifications or otherwise
overpowering machines will result in such action.
Only qualified, experienced operators officially
licensed (according to local law) should be allowed to
operate the machine. Moreover, only officially licensed
personnel should be allowed to inspect and service
Prior to operating this machine in a country other than
a country of its intended use, it may be necessary to
make modifications to it so that it compl