12M and 140 Motor Grader Shipping the Machine Caterpillar


Shipping the Machine
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Investigate the travel route for overpass clearances. Make sure that there is adequate clearance for the machine that is being transported. This is especially important for machines that are equipped with a ROPS, with a FOPS, with a cab, or with a canopy.

Remove ice, snow, or other slippery material from the loading dock and from the truck bed before you load the machine onto the transport machine. Removing ice, snow, or other slippery material will help to prevent the machine from slipping in transit.

Note: Obey all laws that govern the characteristics of a load (height, weight, width, and length). Observe all regulations that govern wide loads.

Remove the ether starting aid cylinder, if equipped.

When you move the machine to a colder climate, make sure that the cooling system has the proper antifreeze.

  1. Before you load the machine, chock the trailer wheels or the rail car wheels.

  2. When the machine is positioned, connect the frame lock link. This will hold the front frame and the rear frame rigid. Also, connect the wheel lean locking bolt. This will hold the front wheels in the upright position.

  3. Lower all attachments to the floor of the transport machine. Move the transmission control switch to the NEUTRAL position.

  4. Engage the parking brake.

  5. Stop the engine.

  6. Turn the engine start switch to the OFF position. Remove the engine start switch key.

  7. Turn the battery disconnect switch to the OFF position. Remove the disconnect switch key.

  8. Lock the doors and the access covers. Attach any vandalism protection covers.

  9. Chock the tires. Secure the machine with tie-downs.


NOTICE

Rotation of the turbocharger without engine operation can result in damage to the turbocharger.

Cover the exhaust opening or secure the rain cap in order to prevent the turbocharger from windmilling in transit.


Perform a walk-around inspection and measure the fluid levels in the various compartments.

Travel at a moderate speed. Observe all speed limitations when you are roading the machine.

Consult your AVSpare dealer for shipping instructions for your machine.

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