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307D EXCAVATOR
Before Operation

Excerpted from Operation & Maintenance Manual (SEBU8340-01-01)

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Daily Inspection
SMCS Code: 1000; 6319; 6700; 7000 NOTICE Accumulated grease and oil on an engine is a re hazard. Remove this debris with steam cleaning or high pressure water each time any signicant quantity of oil (or other uid) is spilled on or near the engine. Wipe clean all ttings, caps and plugs before servicing. For maximum service life of the machine, perform a thorough daily inspection before you mount the machine and before you start the engine. Perform the following procedures on a daily basis.

Mounting and Dismounting


SMCS Code: 6700; 7000

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Cooling


System Level - Check Level - Check
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Operation and Maintenance Manual, Engine Oil Operation and Maintenance Manual, Fuel System
Water Separator - Drain

Use steps and handholds whenever you mount the machine. Use steps and handholds whenever you dismount the machine. Before you mount the machine, clean the step and the handholds. Inspect the step and handholds. Make all necessary repairs. Face the machine whenever you mount the machine and whenever you dismount the machine. Maintain a three-point contact with the step and with 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 mount a moving machine. Do not dismount a moving machine. Never jump off the machine. Do not try to mount the machine when you carry tools or supplies. Do not try to dismount the machine when you are carrying tools or supplies. Use a hand line to pull equipment onto the platform. Do not use any controls as handholds when you enter the operator compartment or when you exit the operator compartment.

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Fuel Tank


Water and Sediment - Drain System Oil Level - Check and Gauges - Test Inspect

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Hydraulic Operation and Maintenance Manual, Indicators Operation and Maintenance Manual, Seat Belt Operation and Maintenance Manual, Track
Adjustment - Inspect Adjustment - Adjust - Test

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Track Operation and Maintenance Manual, Travel Alarm Operation and Maintenance Manual,
Undercarriage - Check Refer to the Maintenance Section for the detailed procedures. Refer to the Maintenance Interval Schedule for a complete list of scheduled maintenance.

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Note: Watch closely for leaks. If you observe a leak, nd the source of the leak and correct the leak. If you suspect a leak or you observe a leak, check the uid levels more frequently.

Inspect the nal drives for leaks. Make any necessary repairs. Inspect the swing drive for leaks. Make sure that all covers and guards are securely attached. Inspect the covers and the guards for damage.

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Inspect the attachment control linkage, attachment cylinders, and attachment for damage or excessive wear. Make any necessary repairs. Inspect the lights for broken bulbs and for broken lenses. Replace any broken bulbs and any broken lenses. Inspect the engine compartment for any trash buildup. Remove any trash buildup from the engine compartment. Inspect the cooling system for any leaks, for faulty hoses and for any trash buildup. Correct any leaks. Remove any trash from the radiator. Inspect all of the belts for the engine attachments. Replace any belts that are worn, frayed, or broken.

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Inspect the steps, the walkways, and the handholds. Clean the steps, the walkways, and the handholds. Make any necessary repairs. Inspect the operator compartment for trash buildup. Check for trash buildup under the oorplate and on the crankcase guard. Keep these areas clean. Adjust the mirrors in order to achieve the best visibility.

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Inspect the hydraulic system for leaks. Inspect the tank, cylinder rod seals, hoses, tubes, plugs, connections, and ttings. Correct any leaks in the hydraulic system.

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Machine Operation
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Rear Window with Lever (If Equipped)

Alternate Exit
SMCS Code: 7310

Rear Window with Ring Seal (If Equipped)

Illustration 44 (3) Lock pin (4) Lever (A) Unlocked position (B) Locked position

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The rear window serves as an alternate exit. The rear window can be removed from the inside of the cab or from the outside of the cab.
Illustration 43 (1) Ring (2) O-ring seal
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The rear window serves as an alternate exit. To remove the rear window, pull ring (1) and push out the glass. Completely remove O-ring seal (2) from the seal that supports the glazing support seal. This will provide enough clearance so that the seal can hinge and the glazing can pass outward.

Note: When lock pin (3) is in the locked position (B), the rear window cannot be removed. When you operate the machine, place lock pin (3) in unlocked position (A).

Removing Rear Window from the Inside


1. Place lock pin (3) in unlocked position (A). 2. Grip the lever (4). Fully turn the lever in the direction of the arrow and push the rear window outward.

Removing Rear Window from the Outside

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1. Make sure that lock pin (3) is in the unlocked position (A).

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2. Grip lever (4). Fully turn the lever in the direction of the arrow and pull backward in order to remove the window.
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The seat and the consoles can also slide as one unit.

Seat
SMCS Code: 5258-025; 7312-025; 7324; 7327 Put the hydraulic lockout control in the LOCKED position. For further details on this procedure, refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, Operator Controls. Do this procedure before you adjust the seat and the console. This will prevent any possibility of unexpected movement of the machine. Adjust the seat at the beginning of each work period and adjust the seat when you change operators. Always use the seat belt when you operate the machine. For further details on this procedure, refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, Seat Belt. The seat should be adjusted so that full pedal travel is allowed.

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To adjust the seat back tilt, move lever (1) and move the seat back to the desired position. Pull up lever (2) in order to change the angle of the seat. Hold the seat in the desired position. Release the lever.

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The operator can adjust the seat position forward or backward. The operator may also adjust the seat back tilt. Select the desired position in order to allow full pedal travel and full lever travel.

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Use handle (4) in order to adjust the height of the seat. Place the handle in the operating position. Turning the handle clockwise increases the height of the seat. Turning the handle counterclockwise decreases the height of the seat. If your machine is equipped with an air ride suspension, the seat will be equipped with a lever. Pull up the lever in order to raise the height of the seat. Push down on the lever in order to lower the seat. If the adjustment is correct, indicator (3) will turn green. If the indicator shows red, further adjustment is required. To adjust the seat forward or backward, pull up lever (5) and hold the lever. Move the seat to the desired position. To lock the seat in the selected position, release the lever.

The operator can adjust the height of headrest (if equipped). To adjust the headrest, hold the headrest with both hands. Move the headrest up and down. Release the headrest when the desired position is attained. The headrest will remain in the desired position.
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Seat Belt
SMCS Code: 7327 Note: This machine was equipped with a seat belt when the machine was shipped from Caterpillar. At the time of installation, the seat belt and the instructions for installation of the seat belt meet the SAE J386 standards. See your Caterpillar dealer for all replacement parts. Always check the condition of the seat belt and the condition of the mounting hardware before you operate the machine.

Seat Belt Adjustment for Non-Retractable Seat Belts


Adjust both ends of the seat belt. The seat belt should be snug but comfortable.

Lengthening the Seat Belt

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To move the seat, the left console, and the right console forward or backward as one unit, pull up lever (6) and hold the lever. Hold the seat in the desired position. Release the lever in order to lock the seat, the left console, and the right console. To adjust the angle of the armrest, operate dial (7). A dial is on the bottom of each armrest. Place the armrests in the upright position when you enter the machine or when you exit the machine. The lumbar support is located in the back of the seat. Turn knob (8) (if equipped) counterclockwise in order to increase the force of the lumbar support. In order to decrease the lumbar support, continue to turn the knob counterclockwise. The height of the armrest can be adjusted. Squeeze lever (9) in order to adjust the height of the armrest. Move the armrest upward or move the armrest downward. Release the lever when the armrest is in the desired position.

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1. Unfasten the seat belt.

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Fastening The Seat Belt

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2. To remove the slack in outer loop (1), rotate buckle (2). This will free the lock bar. This permits the seat belt to move through the buckle. 3. Remove the slack from the outer belt loop by pulling on the buckle. 4. Loosen the other half of the seat belt in the same manner. If the seat belt does not t snugly with the buckle in the center, readjust the seat belt.

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Fasten the seat belt catch (3) into the buckle (2). Make sure that the seat belt is placed low across the lap of the operator.

Releasing The Seat Belt

Shortening the Seat Belt

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Pull up on the release lever. This will release the seat belt.
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1. Fasten the seat belt. Pull out on the outer belt loop in order to tighten the seat belt. 2. Adjust the other half of the seat belt in the same manner. 3. If the seat belt does not t snugly with the buckle in the center, readjust the seat belt.

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Seat Belt Adjustment for Retractable Seat Belts


Fastening The Seat Belt

Extension of the Seat Belt

When using retractable seat belts, do not use seat belt extensions, or personal injury or death can result. The retractor system may or may not lock up depending on the length of the extension and the size of the person. If the retractor does not lock up, the seat belt will not retain the person. Longer, non-retractable seat belts and extensions for the non-retractable seat belts are available. Caterpillar requires only non-retractable seat belts to be used with a seat belt extension.

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Pull seat belt (4) out of the retractor in a continuous motion. Fasten seat belt catch (3) into buckle (2). Make sure that the seat belt is placed low across the lap of the operator. The retractor will adjust the belt length and the retractor will lock in place. The comfort ride sleeve will allow the operator to have limited movement.

Consult your Caterpillar dealer for longer seat belts and for information on extending the seat belts.
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Operator Controls
SMCS Code: 7300; 7301; 7451 Note: Your machine may not be equipped with all of the controls that are described in this topic.

Releasing The Seat Belt

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Push the release button on the buckle in order to release the seat belt. The seat belt will automatically retract into the retractor.