205 AND 211 TRACK-TYPE EXCAVATOR Parking the Machine Caterpillar

Parking the Machine
1.1. Stopping the Machine
2.1. Stopping the Engine
3.1. Leaving the Machine

Stopping the Machine

1. Move the governor control lever forward slightly to reduce the engine speed.

Stop the machine on level ground.

2. Release the pedals to stop the machine.

3. Lower all raised implements to the ground. Apply a slight down pressure.
4. Return the hydraulic levers to the HOLD position.

5. Raise the armrest to disengage hydraulic functions.

Stopping the Engine


Stopping the engine immediately after it has been working under load, can result in overheating and accelerated wear of the engine components. Follow the stopping procedure outlined below to allow the engine to cool and to prevent excessive temperatures.

1. Stop the machine. See "Stopping the Machine" in the "Parking the Machine" section.

2. Operate the engine at LOW IDLE for five minutes.

This allows hot areas in the engine to cool gradually, extending engine life.

Deutz Engine

3. Move the governor control lever all the way forward, past detent, to stop the engine and turn the key to OFF.

Perkins Engine

3. Turn the start switch key to OFF to stop the engine.

Leaving the Machine

1. Remove the key.

This will prevent the engine from being started or lights being turned on by unauthorized persons.

2. Use handholds and steps when leaving the machine.

3. When leaving the machine, lock the cab door and close the windows.
4. Lock all vandalism caps and covers. Close and lock the upper structure access doors.