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BEFORE OPERATION

Operation and Maintenance Manual Excerpt

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Operation and Maintenance Manual


216B, 226B, 232B, 236B, 242B, 246B, 248B, 252B, 262B and 268B Skid Steer Loaders
RLL1-6799 ( 216B Machine) MJH1-10574 ( 226B Machine) SCH1-2474 ( 232B Machine) HEN1-6749 ( 236B Machine) BXM1-4224 ( 242B Machine) SCL1-Up ( 248B Machine) PAT1-Up ( 246B Machine) PDT1-Up ( 252B Machine) SCP1-4599 ( 262B Machine) LBA1-Up ( 268B Machine)

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Daily Inspection
SMCS Code: 1000; 7000 NOTICE Accumulated grease and oil on a machine is a re hazard. Remove this debris with steam cleaning or high pressure water, at least every 1000 hours or each time any signicant quantity of oil is spilled on a machine. Note: For maximum service life of the machine, make a thorough daily inspection before you operate the machine. Inspect the machine for leaks. Remove any debris from the engine compartment and the undercarriage. Ensure that all guards, covers, and caps are secured. Inspect all hoses and belts for damage. Make the needed repairs before you operate the machine. Perform the following procedures on a daily basis.

Mounting and Dismounting


SMCS Code: 7000

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Engine Oil


Level - Check
Illustration 24 Typical example
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Operation and Maintenance Manual, Cooling


System Level - Check Core - Clean

Mount the machine and dismount the machine only at locations that have steps and/or handholds. Before you mount the machine, clean the steps and the handholds. Inspect the steps and handholds. Make all necessary repairs. 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 with the 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 carry tools or supplies when you try to mount the machine or when you try to dismount the machine. 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, Radiator Operation and Maintenance Manual, Hydraulic
System Oil Level - Check Water Seperator - Drain

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Fuel System Operation and Maintenance Manual, Lift Arm and
Cylinder Linkage - Lubricate

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Tilt Cylinder Operation and Maintenance Manual, Quick
Coupler - Inpsect

Bearings and Bucket Linkage Bearings - Lubricate

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Work Tool


Mounting Bracket - Inspect Alarm - Test

Operation and Maintenance Manual, Backup


Refer to the Maintenance Section for the detailed procedures. Refer to the Maintenance Interval Schedule for a complete list of scheduled maintenance. Refer to the following service interval charts and service intervals for additional maintenance information.

Alternate Exit
Machines that are equipped with cabs have alternate exits. For additional information, see Operation and Maintenance Manual, Alternate Exit.

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216B, 226B, 236B, 246B, and 248B Service Interval Chart

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232B, 242B, 252B, 262B, and 268B Service Interval Chart

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Service Intervals
Engine air lter primary element Clean the primary air lter element or replace the primary air lter element. The alert indicator for the air lter indicates when servicing is necessary.

Engine air lter secondary element Replace the secondary air lter element with every third change of the primary air lter element or replace the secondary air lter element when it is necessary.

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Grease zerk Lubricate the designated locations after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Hydraulic oil level check Check the hydraulic oil level at the sight gauge after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Engine oil level check Check the engine oil level after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Fuel system water separator Drain the water separator after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Coolant level (radiator) Check the coolant level in the radiator at the sight gauge after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Coolant level (reservoir) Check the coolant level in the coolant reservoir after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Engine Air Filter Service Indicator Check the indicator after every ten service hours or at the end of each day. Engine oil Change the engine oil after every 250 service hours or every year for the 216B, 226B, 232B and 242B machines. Change the engine oil after every 500 service hours or every year for the 236B, 246B, 248B, 252B, 262B and 268B machines. Fuel System Filter/Water Separator Element Replace the lter after every 500 service hours or every three months. Engine oil lter Change the lter after every 500 service hours or every three months. Hydraulic oil lter Change the lter after every 500 service hours or every three months. Hydraulic oil Change the hydraulic oil after every 2000 service hours or every year.

Coolant additive Add the extender to the extended life coolant after every 6000 service hours or every 3 years. Cooling system coolant Change the ELC (Extended Life Coolant) after every 12,000 hours or every 6 years.