Keep the tow line straight. Do not
exceed a 30 angle from straight ahead
Do not inspect the cable when it is taut.
Inspect the tow line connections before
taking up the slack. Refasten the line if
After attaching the line securely, move
the towing vehicle slowly to take up the
With the Engine Running:
The machine may be pulled out of mud or
To allow the steering cylinders to move free-
to the side of the haul road if the power
ly, reverse the hydraulic hose connections on
train and steering system are operable. The
one steering cylinder only.
operator on the towed vehicle must steer
in the direction of the tow line.
Be sure to connect the steering hoses cor-
rectly after towing. With the hoses reversed,
With the Engine Stopped:
the steering will be inoperable.
If the brakes have been released, block the
wheels when stopped.
Do not allow riders on the machine being
Block the wheels before releasing the
brakes, or when parking the machine with
the brakes released.
If the power train is damaged, do not
operate the engine.
Remove the axle shafts from the drive
Release the braking system with an
external air source. Consult your Caterpillar
dealer for the correct procedure.