an explosion which could shatter the batteries. Flying
pieces of the battery structure and splash of electrolyte
To prevent serious damage to the starter, if
can cause personal injury.
the engine does not start, do not press the
If the engine is to be stored for more than 30 days,
remove the batteries. The batteries should be stored in
Observe the oil pressure gage immediately after starting
a cool, dry place. Keep the batteries fully charged and
the engine. If there is no pressure indicated within 10 to
check the level of the electrolyte regularly.
15 seconds, stop the engine and check the lubricating
oil system. The normal and minimum oil pressures are
The Lubrication and Preventive Maintenance section of
shown in Table 1-1.
this manual covers the servicing of the starting motor
Run the engine at part throttle and no-load for
Forward and Reverse Travel
approximately five minutes, allowing it to warm-up
1. Place the rotor drive shift lever in neutral position.
before applying the load.
The clutch pedal must be depressed when shifting.
2. The forward-reverse hand control lever (traction
drive), must be in neutral, (vertical position), and pulled
back against the stop. This is the longer of the two
levers to the right of the steering wheel.
3. Place the traction drive (high-low) lever in neutral
when starting. The lever may then be shifted to high or
CAUTION: Before starting an engine for the
first time, carefully read and follow the
instructions listed previously and in the
Engine Tune-Up Procedure.
Attempting to run the engine before studying these
TABLE 1-1. Oil Pressures For Various Engine
instructions may result in serious damage to the engine.
Be sure the emergency Pull Stop lever (19) is pushed in
before starting the engine. The blower will be seriously
While the engine is running at operating temperature,
damaged if operated with the air shut-off valve in the
check for coolant, fuel or lubricating oil leaks. Tighten
the line connections where necessary to stop leaks.
To start the engine.
Normal engine coolant temperature is 160-185°-F (71-
4. The shut-down lever must be pulled out.
5. Advance the throttle lever a slight amount.
Crankcase If the engine crankcase was refilled. stop
the engine after normal operating temperature has been
6. Turn ignition key to "on," and depress starter button.
DO NOT START ENGINE BY TOWING. If engine fails
to start within 30 seconds, release starter button and
allow the oil to drain (approximately 20 minutes) back
allow the starting motor to cool a few minutes before
into the crankcase and check the oil level. Add oil. if
trying again. If engine fails to start after four attempts,
necessary. to bring it to the proper level on the dipstick.
an inspection should be made to determine the cause.
Use only the heavy duty lubricating oil specified under
Lubricating Oil Specifications.