385B Excavator Safety Messages - Arrangement I Caterpillar


Safety Messages - Arrangement I
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1.1. Do Not Operate
2.1. Height and Reach of Machine
3.1. Improper Connections for Jump Start Cables
4.1. Relieve Hydraulic Tank Pressure
5.1. Lift Eyes Can Fail
6.1. High Pressure Gas
7.1. High Pressure Cylinder
8.1. Automatic Engine Speed Control (AEC)
9.1. Travel Speed Control Switch
10.1. Pressurized System
11.1. Hot Surface (Radiator)
12.1. Improper Operation of the Counterweight Removal System (If Equipped)
13.1. Machine Swings
14.1. Coolant Level
15.1. Hot Surface (Engine)
16.1. Crushing Hazard
17.1. Crushing Hazard (Counterweight)

There are several specific safety messages on this machine. The exact location of the hazards and the description of the hazards are reviewed in this section. Please become familiarized with all safety messages.

Make sure that all of the safety messages are legible. Clean the safety messages or replace the safety messages if you cannot read the words. Replace the illustrations if the illustrations are not visible. When you clean the safety messages, use a cloth, water and soap. Do not use solvent, gasoline, or other harsh chemicals to clean the safety messages. Solvents, gasoline, or harsh chemicals could loosen the adhesive that secures the safety message. Loose adhesive will allow the safety message to fall.

Replace any safety message that is damaged, or missing. If a safety message is attached to a part that is replaced, install a safety message on the replacement part. Any AVSpare dealer can provide new safety messages.

Do Not Operate



Illustration 1g00577565

This safety message is positioned on the right side of the cab.



Illustration 2g00528994

------ WARNING! ------

Do not operate or work on this machine unless you have read and understand the instructions and warnings in the Operation and Maintenance Manual. Failure to follow the instructions or heed the warnings could result in injury or death. Contact any AVSpare dealer for replacement manuals. Proper care is your responsibility.


Height and Reach of Machine



Illustration 3g00577601

This safety message is positioned in the cab.



Illustration 4g00100702

------ WARNING! ------

KNOW THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT AND REACH OF YOUR MACHINE. SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION CAN OCCUR IF MACHINE OR ATTACHMENTS ARE NOT KEPT A SAFE DISTANCE FROM ELECTRICAL POWER LINES. KEEP DISTANCE AT LEAST 3 M (10 FEET) PLUS ADDITIONAL 10 MM (0.4 INCH) FOR EACH 1,000 VOLTS OVER 50,000 VOLTS.


Improper Connections for Jump Start Cables



Illustration 5g00577603

This safety message is positioned on the circuit breaker panel.



Illustration 6g00038786

------ WARNING! ------

IMPROPER JUMPER CABLE CONNECTIONS CAN CAUSE EXPLOSION RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY.

BATTERIES MAY BE LOAVSED IN SEPARATE COMPARTMENTS. WHEN USING JUMPER CABLES, ALWAYS CONNECT POSITIVE (+) CABLE TO POSITIVE (+) TERMINAL OF BATTERY CONNECTED TO STARTER SOLENOID AND NEGATIVE (-) CABLE FROM EXTERNAL SOURCE TO STARTER NEGATIVE (-) TERMINAL (IF MACHINE NOT EQUIPPED WITH STARTER NEGATIVE TERMINAL, CONNECT TO ENGINE BLOCK.) FOLLOW PROCEDURE IN THE OPERATION MANUAL.


Relieve Hydraulic Tank Pressure



Illustration 7g00577611

This safety message is located on the top of the hydraulic tank.



Illustration 8g00100722

------ WARNING! ------

HYDRAULIC TANK

RELIEVE TANK PRESSURE WITH ENGINE OFF BY REMOVING CAP SLOWLY TO PREVENT BURNS FROM HOT OIL.


Lift Eyes Can Fail



Illustration 9g00577634

This safety message is located on the top of the hydraulic tank.



Illustration 10g00100728

------ WARNING! ------

LIFT EYES OR TANK CAN FAIL WHEN LIFTING TANK CONTAINING FLUIDS RESULTING IN POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY. DRAIN TANK OF ALL FLUIDS BEFORE LIFTING.


High Pressure Gas



Illustration 11g00577637

This safety message is positioned on the accumulator.



Illustration 12g00577850

------ WARNING! ------

High Pressure Cylinder

Do not remove or disassemble any hydraulic components or parts until pressure has been relieved or personal injury may occur.


High Pressure Cylinder



Illustration 13g00102633

This safety message is located on both of the track adjusters.



Illustration 14g00100742

------ WARNING! ------

High Pressure Cylinder. Do not remove any parts from the cylinder until all of the pressure has been relieved. This will prevent possible personal injury or death.


The relief valve can be rotated to a maximum of one turn.

Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Track Adjustment - Adjust" for more information.

Automatic Engine Speed Control (AEC)



Illustration 15g00577640

This safety message is positioned in the cab.



Illustration 16g00577851

------ WARNING! ------

Automatic Engine Speed Control (AEC) will increase engine speed automatically when you operate the control lever(s) and/or travel pedals when in position TWO.

When loading and unloading machine from truck or working in close quarters, always have AEC switch in position ONE to prevent any possibility of sudden movement of machine, which could result in serious injury or death.


Travel Speed Control Switch



Illustration 17g00577641

This safety message is positioned in the cab.



Illustration 18g00577852

------ WARNING! ------

Put travel speed control switch in LOW position before descending a slope or loading or unloading on trailer. If travel speed control switch is in HIGH position during these operations, sudden changes in machine speed can occur with an adverse effect on machine control, resulting in personal injury.


Pressurized System



Illustration 19g00577642

This safety message is positioned on the access cover for the radiator.



Illustration 20g00100763

------ WARNING! ------

PRESSURIZED SYSTEM: HOT COOLANT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS BURN. TO OPEN CAP, STOP ENGINE, WAIT UNTIL RADIATOR IS COOL. THEN LOOSEN CAP SLOWLY TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE.


Hot Surface (Radiator)



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This safety message is located on the radiator pressure cap.



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------ WARNING! ------

Hot parts or hot components can cause burns or personal injury. Do not allow hot parts or components to contact your skin. Use protective clothing or protective equipment to protect your skin.


Improper Operation of the Counterweight Removal System (If Equipped)



Illustration 23g00577647

This safety message is located inside the right rear access door.



Illustration 24g00811161

------ WARNING! ------

IMPROPER OPERATION OF THE COUNTERWEIGHT REMOVAL SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. DO NOT OPERATE THIS SYSTEM UNLESS YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL.


Machine Swings



Illustration 25g01060880

This safety message is located at the rear of the machine on each side of the machine.



Illustration 26g00750340

------ WARNING! ------

Machine swings. Stay back. Crushing hazard could cause serious injury or death.


Coolant Level

This safety message is located on the overflow tank for the engine coolant.



Illustration 27g01061069

------ CAUTION! ------

Keep coolant level between "FULL" and "LOW" when engine is cold.


Hot Surface (Engine)



Illustration 28g01060903

This safety message is located on the front of the engine hood.



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------ WARNING! ------

Hot parts or hot components can cause burns or personal injury. Do not allow hot parts or components to contact your skin. Use protective clothing or protective equipment to protect your skin.


Crushing Hazard

If equipped, this safety message is located near the counterweight mounting bolts.



Illustration 30g06509709

------ WARNING! ------

Crushing Hazard! Personal injury or death can occur from counterweight falling during removal or installation. Do not remove any counterweight mounting bolts unless you have read and understand the instructions and warnings in the Operation and Maintenance for counterweight removal and installation.


Reference: Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual , Counterweight Removal and Installation for further information.

Crushing Hazard (Counterweight)

This safety message is on the right side of the machine inside the access door.



Illustration 31g01435553

------ WARNING! ------

Crushing Hazard! When the counterweight is in the fully extended position for servicing the machine, secure the extended counterweight with the counterweight lock lever.

Use the counterweight lock lever to avoid possible personnel injury or death from crushing.


Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Counterweight Removal and Installation" for further information.

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