Preparing to Start the Engine.
Inspect the condition of the seat belt
Wear a hard hat, protective glasses and
Replace it if it is worn or damaged.
other protective equipment as required by
Make certain all protective guards and
covers are secured in place.
Do not wear loose clothing or rings that
can catch on controls or parts of the
Inspect the machine for potential fire
Keep the steps and walkways free of
Make sure the machine is equipped with
foreign material Secure all loose items
proper lighting as required by job conditions.
such as lunch boxes, tools, etc.
Inspect the machine for potential hazards.
Know hand signals and who gives them
Accept signals from one person only.
Starting the Engine
Mounting and Dismounting
Do not start the engine or move any of
the controls if a DO NOT OPERATE or
Climb on or off the machine only where
warning tag is attached to the controls.
steps and/or grab irons are provided.
Never jump on or off of the machine.
Make sure no one is working on, under, or
close to the machine before starting the
Use both hands and face the machine
when mounting or dismounting.
Move all implement controls to hold or
Never get on or off of a moving machine.
neutral before starting the engine.
Learn the location of the emergency exits.
Shift the transmission control lever to
neutral and engage the transmission neutral
lock and parking brake.
Start and operate the engine only in a well
ventilated area in an enclosed area, vent
Preparing to Operate
Adjust the seat so that full brake pedal
travel can be obtained with the operator's
back against the seat back.
Fasten the seat belt securely.