305 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator Engine Starting Caterpillar


Engine Starting
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Do not spray ether into engine when using thermal starting aid to start engine. Personal injury and machine damage could result. Follow procedure in the Operation and Maintenance Manual.

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NOTICE

The engine start switch must be in the ON position and the engine must be running in order to maintain electrical functions and hydraulic functions. This procedure must be followed in order to prevent serious machine damage.





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  1. Move the hydraulic lockout control (lever) to the LOCKED position.

  1. Move the joysticks to the HOLD position.



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  1. Turn the engine start switch to the ON position. During cold weather, leave the engine start switch in the ON position for six seconds in order to preheat the glow plugs.



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  1. All of the indicators on the monitor panel should be activated and the action alarm should sound for approximately 2.5 seconds. If any of the indicators are not activated or if the action alarm does not sound, check the electrical system. Make any necessary repairs before you start the engine.

    Note: For more information on the monitoring system, refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Monitoring System".

    If any fluid levels are too low, add the corresponding fluid to the specified level. Add the fluid before you start the engine.




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  1. Turn the engine speed dial to the MEDIUM SPEED position.



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    NOTICE

    Do not crank the engine for more than 30 seconds. If the engine does not start, allow the starter to cool for two minutes before cranking again. The engine start switch must be turned to the OFF position before trying to restart.


  1. Turn the engine start switch to the START position.

  1. Release the engine start switch key after the engine starts.

  1. If the engine does not start, turn the key to the OFF position and repeat steps 6 and 7.



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  1. Once the engine is started, turn the engine speed dial counterclockwise to the LOW SPEED position in order to allow the engine to warm up. Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Engine and Machine Warm-Up".

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