206 AND 212 WHEEL-TYPE EXCAVATOR Moving and Stopping the Machine Caterpillar

Moving and Stopping the Machine
1.1. Changing Speed Ranges and/or Direction
2.1. Stopping the Machine
3.1. Stopping the Engine
4.1. Leaving the Machine


Keep the machine under control at all times.

Do not shift the directional control to neutral to allow the machine to coast.

Select the low gear range speed before starting on more than a 12% downgrade. Do not change gear speeds while going downhill.

A good practice is to use the same gear speed going downgrade that would be used to go up the grade.

Do not allow the engine to overspeed when going downhill. Use the brake pedal to reduce engine speed when going downhill.

The steering axles must be in the forward position when traveling with the machine.

Raise all lowered implements enough to clear any obstructions before moving.

1. Push the service brake pedal down before moving or to stop the machine.

2. Disengage the parking brake.

3. Select the required gear range.

4. Move the transmission direction lever to the desired direction and speed.

5. Move the governor control lever to the desired engine speed.

6. Release the brake pedal to allow the machine to move. Push the brake pedal DOWN to slow or stop.

Changing Speed Ranges and/or Direction

LOW to HIGH speed and directional changes at full engine speed are possible. However, for operator comfort and maximum service life of power train components, decelerating and/or braking, when changing directions is recommended.

1. Decrease engine speed with the governor control lever.

2. Push brake pedal down to stop the machine.

3. Move the transmission directional lever to the desired speed and direction.

4. Release the brake pedal.

5. Increase the engine speed with the governor control lever.

Stopping the Machine

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

Stop the machine on level ground.

2. Move the transmission directional selector lever to NEUTRAL.

3. Push the brake pedal down to stop the machine.

4. Engage the parking brake lever.

5. Engage the armrest toggle switch to lock the brake system.

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

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.