Important Safety Information
Most accidents involving product operation, maintenance and repair are caused by failure to observe
basic safety rules or precautions. An accident can often be avoided by recognizing potentially
hazardous situations before an accident occurs. A person must be alert to potential hazards. This
person should also have the necessary training, skills and tools to perform these functions properly.
Improper operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair of this product can be dangerous and
could result in injury or death.
Do not operate or perform any lubrication, maintenance or repair on this product, until you
have read and understood the operation, lubrication, maintenance and repair information.
Safety precautions and warnings are provided in this manual and on the product. If these hazard
warnings are not heeded, bodily injury or death could occur to you or other persons.
The hazards are identified by the “Safety Alert Symbol” and followed by a “Signal Word” such
as “WARNING” as shown below.
The meaning of this safety alert symbol is as follows:
Attention! Become Alert! Your Safety is Involved.
The message that appears under the warning, explaining the hazard, can be either written or
Operations that may cause product damage are identified by NOTICE labels on the product and in
Caterpillar cannot anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a potential hazard. The
warnings in this publication and on the product are therefore not all inclusive. If a tool, procedure, work
method or operating technique not specifically recommended by Caterpillar is used, you must satisfy
yourself that it is safe for you and others. You should also ensure that the product will not be damaged
or made unsafe by the operation, lubrication, maintenance or repair procedures you choose.
The information, specifications, and illustrations in this publication are on the basis of information
available at the time it was written. The specifications, torques, pressur