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924G, 924GZ, 928G and 930G


WHEEL LOADERS
Before Operation

Ecerpted from Operation & Maintenance Manual (SEBU7645-04-01)

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Before Operation

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Daily Inspection
Before Operation SMCS Code: 1000; 7000

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Mounting and Dismounting Hot oil and hot components can cause personal
injury. Do not allow hot oil or hot components to
SMCS Code: 7000 contact skin.

At operating temperature, the engine coolant is


hot and under pressure.

Steam can cause personal injury.

Check the coolant level only after the engine has


been stopped and the cooling system pressure
cap is cool enough to touch with your bare hand.

Remove the cooling system pressure cap slowly


to relieve pressure.

Cooling system conditioner contains alkali. Avoid


contact with the skin and eyes to prevent personal
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Illustration 36
Typical example

NOTICE
Mount the machine and dismount the machine only
Accumulated grease and oil on a machine is a fire haz-
at locations that have steps and/or handholds. Before
ard. Remove this debris with steam cleaning or high
you mount the machine, clean the steps and the
pressure water, at least every 1000 hours or each time
handholds. Inspect the steps and handholds. Make
any significant quantity of oil is spilled on a machine.
all necessary repairs.

Face the machine whenever you get on the machine Note: For maximum service life of the machine,
and whenever you get off the machine. make a thorough daily inspection before you operate
the machine. Inspect the machine for leaks. Remove
Maintain a three-point contact with the steps and with any debris from the engine compartment and the
the handholds. undercarriage. Ensure that all guards, covers, and
caps are secured. Inspect all hoses and belts for
Note: Three-point contact can be two feet and one damage. Inspect all lights and mirrors for damage.
hand. Three-point contact can also be one foot and Make the needed repairs before you operate the
two hands. machine.

Do not mount a moving machine. Do not dismount a Perform the following procedures on a daily basis.
moving machine. Never jump off the machine. Do
not carry tools or supplies when you try to mount the • Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Backup
machine or when you try to dismount the machine. Alarm - Test”
Use a hand line to pull equipment onto the platform.
Do not use any controls as handholds when you • Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Cooling
enter the operator compartment or when you exit the System Level - Check”
operator compartment.
• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Differential
Alternate Exit and Final Drive Oil Level - Check”

Machines that are equipped with cabs have alternate • Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Engine Oil
exits. For additional information, see Operation and Level - Check”
Maintenance Manual, “Alternate Exit”.
• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Fuel System
Primary Filter (Water Seperator) - Drain”
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• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Hydraulic i01693986


System Oil Level - Check”
Steering Frame Lock
• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Seat Belt -
Inspect” SMCS Code: 7506

• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Tire Inflation


- Check”
No clearance for person in this area when machine
• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Transmission turns. Severe injury or death from crushing could
Oil Level - Check” occur.

• Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Windows -


Clean”

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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Illustration 37

In order to lift the machine, connect the steering


frame lock link (3). In order to transport the machine,
connect the steering frame lock link (3). The pins (1)
should be secured in place by the locking pins (2).

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Illustration 38

Disconnect the steering frame lock link (2) before


the machine is operated. Use the pins (1) in order to
secure the steering frame lock link (2) in the STORED
position. The pins (1) should be secured in place by
the locking pins (3).
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Seat
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SMCS Code: 7312
Alternate Exit
The operator’s seat that is provided with this machine
SMCS Code: 7310 is in compliance with the appropriate class of ISO
7096.

Note: Adjust the seat at the beginning of each work


period and adjust the seat when you are changing
operators.

The seat should be adjusted so that full pedal travel


is allowed with an operator that is seated against the
back of the seat.

Suspension Seat
Adjustable Armrest
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Illustration 39
Outside door latch

The right cab door can be used as an alternative exit.


The door can be opened from the inside of the cab
or from the outside of the cab. Release the latch in
order to open the door.

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Illustration 41

Rotate the knob in order to adjust the angle of the


armrest. Make this adjustment when you are in the
operating position.

Seat Adjustment
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Illustration 40

To release the right cab door from the fully open


position, press the release button on the side of the
door.

Opening the door will eliminate the pressurization


of the cab.

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Illustration 42
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Pull up on the back cushion angle lever (1). Hold Pull up headrest (1) in order to remove the headrest.
the back cushion angle lever and adjust the back
seat cushion to the desired angle. Release the back Adjustable Armrest
cushion angle lever in order to lock the back seat
cushion. Rotate knob (2) in order to adjust the angle of the
armrest. Make this adjustment when you are in the
Pull up on the fore/aft lever (2). Hold the fore/aft lever. operating position.
Slide the seat forward to the desired position or slide
the seat backward to the desired position. Release
the fore/aft lever in order to lock the seat into position.
Seat Adjustment

Turn knob (3) clockwise in order to increase the


stiffness of the suspension. Turning the knob
counterclockwise decreases the stiffness of the
suspension. Set the weight to the approximate weight
setting. Do not turn the knob past the maximum
weight setting or past the minimum weight setting.

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Illustration 45

Pull up the lever (3) for the back cushion angle.


Hold up the lever and adjust the seat cushion to the
desired angle. Release the lever in order to lock the
seat cushion.

Illustration 43
g00103893 Pull up the fore/aft lever (4). Hold up the lever and
slide the seat to the desired position. Release the
Push the seat angle lever (4) and raise the front of lever in order to lock the seat into position.
the seat cushion to the desired angle. To lower the
cushion into the desired position, push the seat angle Pull up the lever (5) for the angle of seat cushion
lever and push down the front of the seat cushion. and raise the front of the seat cushion to the desired
Release the lever in order to lock the seat cushion angle. To lower the cushion into the desired position,
into one of three positions. pull up the lever and push down the front of the seat
cushion. Release the lever in order to lock the seat
cushion into one of three positions.
Contour Series Seat
Turn the knob (6) clockwise in order to increase
Backrest the stiffness of the suspension. Turn the knob
counterclockwise in order to decrease the stiffness
of the suspension. Use the indicator (7) to determine
the approximate weight setting.

Hold down the seat height level lever (8) in order to


release the seat height lock. Move the seat to the
desired height. Release the lever in order to lock the
seat into position.

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Illustration 44
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Seat Adjustment

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Illustration 46
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Illustration 48
Turn the lumbar support lever (9) clockwise to a
horizontal position in order to utilize the lumbar Pull up the lever (3) for the back cushion angle.
support. If lumbar support is not desired, turn the Hold up the lever and adjust the seat cushion to the
lumbar support lever counterclockwise to a vertical desired angle. Release the lever in order to lock the
position. seat cushion.

Contour Series Air Seat Pull up the fore/aft lever (4). Hold up the lever and
slide the seat to the desired position. Release the
Backrest lever in order to lock the seat into position.

Pull up the lever (5) for the angle of seat cushion


and raise the front of the seat cushion to the desired
angle. To lower the cushion into the desired position,
pull up the lever and push down the front of the seat
cushion. Release the lever in order to lock the seat
cushion into one of three positions.

Push in the knob (6) in order to decrease the seat


height. Pull the knob in order to increase the seat
height.

Note: The engine start switch key must be in the ON


position in order to increase the stiffness of the seat.

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Illustration 47

Pull up backrest (1) in order to remove the backrest.

Adjustable Armrest
Rotate knob (2) in order to adjust the angle of the
armrest. Make this adjustment when you are in the
operating position.

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Illustration 49

Turn the lumbar support lever (7) clockwise to a


horizontal position in order to utilize the lumbar
support. If lumbar support is not desired, turn the
lumbar support lever counterclockwise to a vertical
position.
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Heated Seat (If Equipped)


The heating element for the heated seat is controlled
by a thermostat. The thermostat opens the circuit for
the heating element at 26.5° ± 5°C (79.7° ± 9°F). The
thermostat closes the circuit for the heating element
when the temperature drops below 15°C (59°F). The
start switch key must be in the ON position for the
heated seat to work.

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Seat Belt
SMCS Code: 7327 Illustration 51
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Note: This machine was equipped with a seat belt 2. To remove the slack in outer loop (1), rotate buckle
when the machine was shipped from Caterpillar. (2). This will free the lock bar. This permits the
At the time of installation, the seat belt and the seat belt to move through the buckle.
instructions for installation of the seat belt meet the
SAE J386 standards. See your Caterpillar dealer for 3. Remove the slack from the outer belt loop by
all replacement parts. pulling on the buckle.
Always check the condition of the seat belt and 4. Loosen the other half of the seat belt in the same
the condition of the mounting hardware before you manner. If the seat belt does not fit snugly with the
operate the machine. buckle in the center, readjust the seat belt.

Seat Belt Adjustment for Shortening the Seat Belt


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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Illustration 52

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


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Illustration 50

3. If the seat belt does not fit snugly with the buckle
1. Unfasten the seat belt. in the center, readjust the seat belt.
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Fastening The Seat Belt Seat Belt Adjustment for


Retractable Seat Belts
Fastening The Seat Belt

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Illustration 53

Fasten the seat belt catch (3) into the buckle (2).
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Pull seat belt (4) out of the retractor in a continuous


Releasing The Seat Belt 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.

Releasing The Seat Belt

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Illustration 54

Pull up on the release lever. This will release the seat


belt.

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Illustration 56

Push the release button on the buckle in order to


release the seat belt. The seat belt will automatically
retract into the retractor.
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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 de-


pending 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.

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

The following information briefly identifies the


components of the cab. More information on the
operation of each item is covered separately in this
manual.