Printed in U.S.A.
© Melroe Company 1996
CONTROL SYSTEM (BICSTM)
(450–S/N 561711001 & Above)
(453–S/N 561811001 & Above)
Instructions are necessary before operating or servicing machine. Read and
understand the Operation & Maintenance Manual, Operator’s Handbook and
signs (decals) on machine. Follow warnings and instructions in the manuals
when making repairs, adjustments or servicing. Check for correct function after
adjustments, repairs or service. Untrained operators and failure to follow
instructions can cause injury or death.
Never service the Bobcat Skid-
Steer Loader without instructions.
Have good ventilation when
welding or grinding painted
Wear dust mask when grinding
painted parts. Toxic dust and gas
can be produced.
Avoid exhaust fume leaks which
can kill without warning. Exhaust
system must be tightly sealed.
Stop, cool and clean engine of
Never service or adjust loader
with the engine running unless
instructed to do so in the
Avoid contact with
hydraulic fluid or diesel fuel
under pressure. It can penetrate
the skin or eyes.
Never fill fuel tank with engine
running, while smoking or when
near open flame.
Disconnecting or loosening any
hydraulic tubeline, hose, fitting,
component or a part failure can
cause lift arms to drop. Do not go
under lift arms when raised
approved lift arm support device.
Replace it if damaged.
Keep body, jewelry and clothing
electrical contact, hot parts and
Wear eye protection to guard
from battery acid, compressed
springs, fluids under pressure
and flying debris when engines
are running or tools are used.
Use eye protection approved for
type of welding.
Keep rear door closed except for
service. Close and latch door
before operating the loader.
Never work on loader with lift
arms up unless lift arms are held
by an approved lift arm suppo