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R2900 LOAD HAUL DUMP


Before Operation

Excerpted from Operation & Maintenance Manual ((SEBU7325-01)

2007 Caterpillar All Rights Reserved

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Before Starting Engine


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Walk-Around Inspection
SMCS Code: 1000; 7000 For maximum service life of the machine, make a thorough walk-around inspection before you mount the machine. Look around the machine and under the machine. Inspect the condition of all major components. Check all grease fittings. Look for the following discrepancies:

loose bolts trash buildup oil, coolant, or fuel leaks broken parts or worn parts cracks in the frames
Remove any trash and any debris. Report any abnormalities to the shop. Make any necessary repairs before you operate the machine. Note: If the machine has not been operated for more than 48 hours, qualified personnel should complete a service inspection before you operate the machine. Reference: Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, Service Inspection for further information.

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Illustration 131 Inspection points for the walk-around inspection (A) Left steering cylinder (B) Frame (C) Left front tire (D) Front lights (E) Bucket and linkage (F) Right front tire (G) Right steering cylinder (H) Steering frame lock (I) Hydraulic tank (J) Right rear tire (K) Window washer reservoirs (L) Power train (M) Engine (N) Automatic lubrication reservoir (O) Fuel tank (P) Ground level controls (Q) Radiator (R) Rear lights (S) Air cleaner (T) Left rear tire (U) Windows

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(A) Inspect the left steering cylinder. Look for leaks, cracking, or marks on the chrome. Inspect the articulating hitch.

Illustration 132

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(B) Inspect front frame (1) and rear frame (2). Check for cracks or damage. (C) Inspect the left front tire. Check the tire inflation. Make sure that you check the inside of the tire for damage or for wear. Inspect the tire treads for damage. Remove large rocks from the treads. Check the wheel for bolts that are loose or missing. Note: Rust behind a bolt may indicate that the bolt is loose. Shiny metal areas around a bolt may indicate that the bolt is loose. (D) Inspect the front operating lights for damage. (E) Inspect the bucket and linkage for damage or for excessive wear. (F) Repeat procedure (C) for the right front tire. (G) Repeat procedure (A) for the right steering cylinder. (H) Check that the steering frame lock is not installed. The machine will not steer if the steering frame lock is installed.
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(L) Inspect the power train. Use dipstick (4) to check the oil level in the transmission. Check for leaks from the torque converter and from the transmission.

Illustration 135

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(M) Inspect the engine. Use dipstick (5) to check the oil level in the sump of the engine. Check for oil leaks and coolant leaks.
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(N) Inspect automatic lubricant reservoir (6) for leaks. (O) Inspect the fuel tank. Make sure that the filler cap is installed correctly. Look for any leaks or damage to the fuel tank. (P) Inspect the ground level controls. Make sure that the engine shutdown switch and the battery disconnect switch are in the ON position. (Q) Check the coolant level in the radiator sight gauge. Inspect the radiator. Check for leaks. Remove any debris that could block the air flow. (R) Inspect the rear lights for damage.

(I) Inspect the hydraulic tank. Check the oil level in the hydraulic tank in sight gauge (3). Inspect the tank for leaks or for damage. Make sure that the filler cap is installed. (J) Repeat procedure (C) for the right rear tire. (K) Check the level in the window washer fluid reservoirs.

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Illustration 136

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(S) Inspect air cleaner (7). Remove debris that may obstruct the air cleaner. (T) Repeat procedure (C) for the left rear tire. (U) Make sure that all of the windows are clean. Make sure that the operators vision is not impaired by dust, mud, or other foreign materials. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, Service Inspection for further information.
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Face the machine whenever you get on the machine and whenever you get off the machine. Maintain a three-point contact with the steps and handholds. Note: Three-point contact can be two feet and one hand. Three-point contact can also be one foot and two hands. Do not get on a moving machine. Never jump off the machine. Do not try to get on the machine when you carry tools or supplies. Do not try to get off the machine when you carry tools or supplies. Use a hand line to pull equipment onto the platform. Do not use any controls as handholds when you enter the operators station or when you exit the operators station.

Mounting and Dismounting


SMCS Code: 7000

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Get on the machine only at locations that have steps and/or handholds. Get off the machine only at locations that have steps and/or handholds. Before you get on the machine, clean the steps and the handholds. Inspect the steps and handholds. Make all necessary repairs.

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Seat Adjustment and Seat Belt Inspection


SMCS Code: 7312; 7327

Computerized Monitoring System - Self Test


SMCS Code: 7490

Illustration 140 Computerized Monitoring System (1) (2) (3) (4) Illustration 139
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Action lamp Engine start switch Monitoring system display Alert indicators

Note: Adjust the seat at the beginning of each shift or adjust the seat when there is a change of operators. When the operator is seated against the back of the seat, adjust the seat in order to allow full pedal travel. The operator may adjust the seat forward or backward. Inspect the belt mounting hardware. If the hardware is damaged or worn, replace the hardware. Keep the mounting bolts tight. Fasten the seat belt before you start the engine. Reference: For further information on the seat and the seat belt, refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, Seat, Seat Belt for the machine that is being serviced.

In order to check the operation of the Computerized Monitoring System, observe the self test when engine start switch (2) is turned from the OFF position to the ON position. The Computerized Monitoring System will perform an automatic self test at start-up whenever the engine start switch is turned to the ON position. Observe the monitoring system display to determine if the Computerized Monitoring System is operating properly as follows: 1. Action lamp (1) will come on. 2. The action alarm will sound once. 3. All alert indicators (4) will flash. 4. All bars in each circular bar graph will be illuminated one bar at a time (power up). 5. The 4 digit tachometer read-out will display:

Machine code "19" for two seconds. Software version, like "02", for two seconds. "8.8.8.8" for the last two seconds.
6. "Serv Code" indicator is on for two seconds, then off for two seconds, then back on for the last two seconds.

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7. Mph/kph/rpm indicator is off for four seconds, then on for two seconds. If any of the alert indicators, action lamp or read-outs do not appear, or if the gauges do not illuminate, the electrical system must be inspected. Perform all necessary repairs before the engine is started again. If the above test is completed, turn the engine start switch to the START position. After you start the engine, observe the monitoring system display. If any alert indicators or action lamps remain on or if the action alarm sounds, stop the engine. Inspect the electrical system and any other machine systems which were indicated. Perform all necessary repairs before the engine is started again.