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QT-16 Safety and Operation Instruction

Page 8

PRE-OPERATIONAL CHECKS

The operator should become familiar with the following pre-operational check list and perform each check prior to starting or operating the FMC Bolens tractor.

1. Check for proper level of engine oil. Fill crankcase through dipstick opening. The proper oil level is indicated by marks on the dipstick, See (A) figure 4.

2. Check gasoline tank (B) figure 5 for sufficient gas supply. Use only a good grade of fresh clean regular or low lead gasoline. (For cold weather operation, use winter blend gasoline). DO NOT MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE.

CAUTION

DO NOT REFUEL TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING OR HOT. KEEP ALL LIGHTED SMOKING MATERIALS AND OPEN FLAMES AWAY FROM TRACTOR AREA WHEN REFUELING. BE CAREFUL NOT TO SHORT FUEL CAN ON ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. WIPE UP SPILLED GASOLINE.

 

3. Inspect battery (C) for :

a. Proper electrolyte level.

b. Clean cables.

c Clean terminals.

Refer to figure 5 for battery and its location.

4. Check to see that air cleaner element is free of debris. Check and clean regulary. Refer to (D) figure 5.

 

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