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OPERATOR'S MANUAL

U.S.A. : KUBOTA TRACTOR CORPORATION 1000 Kubota Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051 Telephone : 888-4KUBOTA Canada : KUBOTA CANADA LTD. 590014th Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L3S 4K4, Canada Telephone : (905)294-7477 France : KUBOTA EUROPE S.A.S 19-25, Rue Jules Vercruysse, Z.I. BP88, 95101 Ar.enteuil Cedex, France Telephone : (33)1-3426-3434 Italy : KUBOTA EUROPE S.A.S Italy Branch Via Grandi, 2920068 Peschiera Borrome (MI) ItalyTelephone : (39)02-51650377 Germany : KUBOTA BAUMASCHINEN GmbH Steinhauser str, 100, 66482 Zweibrucken Rheinlandpfalz GermanyTelephone : (49)6332-4870100 U.K. : KUBOTA (U.K.) LTD. Dormer Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX93UN, U.K. Telephone : (44)1844-214500 Australia : KUBOTA TRACTOR AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. 25-29 Permas Way, Tru.anina, VIC 3029, Australia Telephone : (61)-3-9394-4400 Malaysia : SIME KUBOTA SDN. BHD. No.3 Jalan Sepadu 25/123 Taman Perindustrian Axis, Seksyen 25, 40400 Shah Alam, Selan.or Darul Ehsan MalaysiaTelephone : (60)3-736-1388 Philippines: KUBOTA PHILIPPINES, INC. 232 Quirino Hi.hway, Baesa, Quezon City 1106, PhilippinesTelephone : (63)2-422-3500 Taiwan : SHIN TAIWAN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY CO., LTD. 16, Fen.pin.2nd Rd, Taliao Shian. Kaohsiun.83107, Taiwan R.O.C. Telephone : (886)7-702-2333 Thailand : SIAM KUBOTA CORPORATION CO., LTD. 101/19-24 Moo 20, Navanakorn Industrial Estate, Tambon Khlon.nuen., Amphur Khlon.luan., Pathumthani 12120, THAILAND Telephone : (66)2-909-0300 Japan : KUBOTA Corporation Farm & Industrial Machinery International Operations Headquarters2-47, Shikitsuhi.ashi 1-chome, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan 556-8601 S V L 9 5

KUBOTA Compact Track

CTL Loader MODEL

SVL95-2s English (U.S.A.)

- 1BCAAACAP0280 2 Code No. V0631-5811-4 s READ AND SAVE THIS MANUAL PRINTED IN JAPAN © KUBOTA Corporation 2015

ABBREVIATION LIST

Abbreviations Definitions AFS Air Flow Sensor API American Petroleum Institute ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials, USA AUX Auxiliary CRS Common Rail System CTL Compact Track Loader DEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung, GERMANY DOC Diesel Oxidation Catalyst DPF Diesel Particulate Filter EGR Exhaust Gas Re-circulation EN European Standard FOPS Falling Objects Protective Structure ISO International Standard Organization JIS Japanese Industry Standard MAF Mass Air Flow MIL Military Specification and Standard OPC Operator Presence Control OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration P/L Pressure Limiter PCV Positive Crankcase Ventilation rpm Revolutions Per Minute rps Revolutions Per Second ROPS Roll-Over Protective Structure SAE Society of Automotive Engineers, USA SCV Swirl Control Valve SMV Slow Moving Vehicle

Canadian Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): This machine complies with Industry Canada ICES-002.

SVL95-2s English (U.S.A) AV. C. 8-12. 7. K

FOREWORD

You are now the proud owner of a KUBOTA CTL. This machine is a product of KUBOTA quality engineering and manufacturing. It is made of fine materials and under a rigid quality control system. It will give you long, satisfactory service. To obtain the best use of your machine, please read this manual carefully. It will help you become familiar with the operation of the machine and contains many helpful hints about machine maintenance. It is KUBOTA's policy to utilize as quickly as possible every advance in our research. The immediate use of new techniques in the manufacture of products may cause some sections of this manual to become outdated. KUBOTA distributors and dealers will have the most up-to-date information. Please do not hesitate to consult with them.

SAFETY FIRST

This symbol, the industry's "Safety Alert Symbol", is used throughout this manual and on labels on the machine itself to warn of the possibility of personal injury. Read these instructions carefully. It is essential that you read the instructions and safety regulations before you attempt to assemble or use this unit.

DANGER : Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING :Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION : Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. IMPORTANT : Indicates that equipment or property damage could result if instructions are not followed. NOTE : Gives helpful information.

UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS

As a guide to the operation of your machine, various universal symbols have been utilized on the instruments and controls. The symbols are shown below with an indication of their meaning.

Caution Engine, Electrical Preheat Engine Lubricating Oil Pressure Coolant Temperature Hydraulic Oil Temperature Hydraulic Lock Hydraulic Unlock AUX Hydraulics High-Flow AUX Hold AUX Electrical Power Fuel Fast (Speed Indicator) Slow (Speed Indicator) Battery Charge DPF Standby / Regeneration Engine Rev up Inhibit DPF Regeneration Horn Parking Brake Front Working Light Rear Working Light Lock Unlock Forward Backward Turn Right Turn Left Lift Arm Raise Lift Arm Lower Loader Bucket, Dump Loader Bucket, Rollback Loader Bucket, Float Quick Hitch Lock DEF *1 SCR system warning DEF *1 quality warning Thawing DEF *1

*1 On the North American market, the high-grade NOx reducing agent called urea aqueous solution is sold in the name of DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). On the European and Japanese markets, it is on sale under the trade name of AdBlue®.

CONTENTS

SAFE OPERATION ............................................................................................ -1

DEALER SERVICE...................................................................................................... 1

TECHNICAL DATA...................................................................................................... 2

DESCRIPTION OF MACHINE PARTS........................................................................ 3

INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROL ELEMENTS................................................. 4

CHECKS BEFORE START ......................................................................................... 7

DAILY CHECKS....................................................................................................... 7

CHECKING THE SWITCHES.................................................................................. 7

Hydraulic Unlock Switch...................................................................................................7

OPC Switch ......................................................................................................................7

Parking Brake Switch........................................................................................................8

AUX Port Switch (Standard Flow model)..........................................................................8

AUX Port Switch (High-Flow model).................................................................................8

Inhibit Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration Switch .............................................9

Working Light Switch........................................................................................................9

Interior Lamp Switch.......................................................................................................10

Travel Speed Switch.......................................................................................................10

Horn Switch ....................................................................................................................11

AUX Port Variable Switch...............................................................................................11

AUX Hold Switch ............................................................................................................11

AUX Electrical Control Switch (Option)...........................................................................11

Float Switch....................................................................................................................12

Starter Switch .................................................................................................................12

Hydraulic Quick Switch (Hydraulic Quick-Hitch model only)...........................................13

Wiper/Washer Switch (Closed cab model).....................................................................13

Display Selector Switch..................................................................................................14

CHECKING THE LAMPS AND INDICATORS ....................................................... 14

Fuel Gauge Indicator......................................................................................................14

Remaining Fuel Warning Lamp......................................................................................15

Coolant Temperature Gauge..........................................................................................15

Parking Lamp..................................................................................................................16

Floating Lamp.................................................................................................................16

Warning Lamp ................................................................................................................16

Glow Lamp......................................................................................................................16

Engine Oil Pressure Warning Lamp ...............................................................................17

Battery Charge Lamp......................................................................................................17

Hydraulic Oil Temperature Gauge..................................................................................17

Hour-Meter......................................................................................................................17

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) regeneration indicator ....................................................18

Engine rev up warning lamp...........................................................................................18

EXAUST AFTERTREATMENT DEVICES ............................................................. 18

Catalyst-containing Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) device.............................................18

Regeneration of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)..............................................................19

SCR (SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION) SYSTEM ..................................... 19

DEF.................................................................................................................................19

CONTENTS

DEF Level Gauge...........................................................................................................20

Remaining DEF Warning Lamp......................................................................................20

SCR System Warning Lamp...........................................................................................20

DEF Quality Warning Lamp............................................................................................21

Thawing DEF Lamp........................................................................................................21

CHECKING THE SAFETY DEVICES .................................................................... 21

Emergency Exit...............................................................................................................21

Armrests Function...........................................................................................................22

OPC Function.................................................................................................................22

Forced Lift Arms Lowering Device..................................................................................22

Lift Arm Stopper..............................................................................................................23

DOOR AND WINDOWS......................................................................................... 24

Opening/Closing of Cab Door (Closed cab model).........................................................24

Opening/Closing of Side Cab Window (Closed cab model) ...........................................26

AIR-CONDITIONER............................................................................................... 26

Air Flow...........................................................................................................................26

Air Control Vent ..............................................................................................................27

Control Panel..................................................................................................................28

Operation........................................................................................................................28

OPERATION OF THE ENGINE................................................................................. 29

STARTING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 29

Checkpoints after Starting the Engine............................................................................30

STARTING THE ENGINE UNDER COLD CONDITIONS...................................... 31

STOPPING THE ENGINE...................................................................................... 31

STARTING WITH AN AUXILIARY BATTERY ....................................................... 32

Observe Following Guidelines when Starting with an Auxiliary Battery..........................32

OPERATION OF THE MACHINE.............................................................................. 33

RUNNING-IN OF THE MACHINE.......................................................................... 33

Do not Work with Full Engine Rpm's or Full Loads during the First 50 Working Hours..33

Oil Change in the Run-in Stage......................................................................................33

STARTING............................................................................................................. 33

Adjusting the Operator's Seat.........................................................................................34

Seat Belt.........................................................................................................................34

Armrest ...........................................................................................................................35

DRIVING ................................................................................................................ 35

Forward and Backward Travel........................................................................................35

TURNING............................................................................................................... 36

Pivot Turn .......................................................................................................................36

Spin Turn........................................................................................................................37

OPERATION OF THE LIFT ARMS........................................................................ 38

OPERATION OF THE BUCKET ............................................................................ 39

AUXILIARY HYDRAULIC CONTROL .................................................................... 40

Auxiliary Hydraulic Control Operation.............................................................................40

AUXILIARY PORT OPERATION [HIGH-FLOW MODEL ONLY] ........................... 42

Selecting the Action Modes............................................................................................42

Setting the Maximum Flow Volume................................................................................43

ATTACHMENT CONTROL DEVICE (OPTION) .................................................... 46

MECHANICAL QUICK-HITCH ............................................................................... 46

Attaching Attachments....................................................................................................46

Detaching Attachments...................................................................................................48

CONTENTS

HYDRAULIC QUICK-HITCH (OPTION)................................................................. 48

Attaching Attachments....................................................................................................48

Detaching Attachments...................................................................................................50

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON MACHINE OPERATION.................................. 50

Caution While Traveling..................................................................................................50

Precaution When Traveling in High Speed.....................................................................51

Precautions for Use of Machine Near Water..................................................................51

Precaution When Traveling on Inclines..........................................................................51

Parking on an Incline......................................................................................................52

Prohibited Actions...........................................................................................................52

Preventing Slippage of Rubber Tracks...........................................................................52

LIFTING THE MACHINE ........................................................................................... 53

TRANSPORTING THE MACHINE ............................................................................ 56

LOADING THE MACHINE ON A TRANSPORT VEHICLE.................................... 56

TOWING AN OPERABLE MACHINE .................................................................... 58

TOWING AN INOPERABLE MACHINE................................................................. 58

MAINTENANCE......................................................................................................... 59

MAINTENANCE INTERVALS................................................................................ 59

OPENING AND CLOSING OF COMPONENTS.................................................... 62

Rear Door.......................................................................................................................62

Engine Hood...................................................................................................................63

Radiator and Oil Cooler..................................................................................................63

Where to Keep Operator's Manual.................................................................................64

Tilting Up the Cab...........................................................................................................65

DISCHARGING MUD FROM OPERATOR STATION AND MAIN FRAME ........... 66

Operator Station .............................................................................................................66

Main Frame.....................................................................................................................67

DAILY CHECKS..................................................................................................... 67

Checking Radiator and Oil Cooler..................................................................................67

Checking Coolant Level..................................................................................................68

Checking Fuel Level.......................................................................................................68

Checking Engine Oil Level..............................................................................................69

Checking DEF Level.......................................................................................................69

Checking Hydraulic Oil Level..........................................................................................70

Lubrication Points...........................................................................................................71

Checking and Cleaning Engine and Electrical Wiring.....................................................71

Checking V-belt ..............................................................................................................71

Washing Whole Machine................................................................................................71

Draining Water Separator...............................................................................................72

Cleaning Evacuator Valve ..............................................................................................72

Checking Dust Indicator..................................................................................................72

Checking Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Muffler............................................................72

Checking Washer Liquid.................................................................................................73

Checking Battery Condition............................................................................................73

REGULAR CHECKS AND MAINTENANCE WORK ................................................. 75

EVERY 50 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................... 75

Draining the Water from the Fuel Tank...........................................................................75

Checking Track Tension.................................................................................................75

Inspection and Cleaning Air Cleaner Element................................................................76

CONTENTS

Air Cleaner Element........................................................................................................77

EVERY 250 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................. 77

Checking Radiator Hoses and Clamps...........................................................................77

Checking Fuel Line and Intake Air Line..........................................................................78

Adjusting V-belt Tension.................................................................................................78

Cleaning Inside of Main Frame.......................................................................................79

Replacing Air Cleaner Element.......................................................................................79

Cleaning Fresh Air Filter.................................................................................................80

Cleaning Inner Air Filter..................................................................................................80

Checking Air-Conditioner Condenser.............................................................................81

EVERY 500 SERVICE HOURS ............................................................................. 81

Changing Engine Oil.......................................................................................................81

Replacing Engine Oil Filter Cartridge .............................................................................82

Replacing Fuel Filter Cartridge.......................................................................................82

Changing Drive Unit Oil (First oil change: 250 hours) ....................................................83

Changing Return Filter (First filter change: 250 hours)...................................................83

Replacing Breather Filter................................................................................................83

Replacing Hydraulic Oil Filter (First filter change: 50 hours) ..........................................83

EVERY 1000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 84 Hydraulic Oil Change (Including Replacing Suction and Return Filter in the Hydraulic Tank)...............................................................................................................................84 Hydraulic Oil Check with Hydraulic Hammers................................................................85 EVERY 1500 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 85

Checking Injector Tip......................................................................................................85

Replacing Oil Separator Element ...................................................................................85

Checking PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) Valve ..................................................86

Checking EGR Cooler ....................................................................................................86

Checking DEF Injector Tip..............................................................................................86

Checking DEF Hoses .....................................................................................................86

EVERY 2000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 86

Checking the Alternator and Starter Motor.....................................................................86

EVERY 3000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 86

Checking EGR System...................................................................................................86

Checking Turbocharger..................................................................................................86

Cleaning Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).........................................................................86

Replacing Filter in DEF Pump ........................................................................................86

Checking DEF Injector....................................................................................................86

EVERY 8000 SERVICE HOURS ........................................................................... 87

Replacing Filter of DEF Tank..........................................................................................87

ANNUAL SERVICING............................................................................................ 87

Checking Air-Conditioner Pipes and Hoses....................................................................87

Checking Exhaust Manifold (Cracks, Gas, Leakage and Mounting Screw) ...................87

Checking Intake Air Line for Air Leaks............................................................................87

Checking Boost Sensor and AFS (Air Flow Sensor) ......................................................87

Checking Condition of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Muffler........................................87

Checking Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Differential Pressure Sensor and Piping for Gas

Leak................................................................................................................................87

Checking Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor.................87

Checking EGR Piping for Gas Leak ...............................................................................87

BIENNIAL SERVICING.......................................................................................... 87

Changing Radiator Coolant ............................................................................................87

Replacing Fuel Hose ......................................................................................................88

CONTENTS

Replacing Intake Air Line................................................................................................89

Replacement of Radiator Hoses.....................................................................................89

Replacing Air-Conditioner Pipes and Hoses...................................................................89

Replacement of Closed Breather Related Rubber Piping ..............................................89

Replacement of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Differential Pressure Sensor Rubber

Piping (Front and Back)..................................................................................................89

Replacement of Suction pipe downstream the AFS (Air Flow Sensor) ..........................89

Replacement of Boost Sensor Pressure Rubber Piping.................................................89

Replacement of EGR Cooler Hose.................................................................................89

SERVICING AS REQUIRED.................................................................................. 90

Checking Amount of Refrigerant (gas) ...........................................................................90

Draining Water Separator...............................................................................................90

OTHER ADJUSTMENTS AND REPLACEMENTS.................................................... 91

PURGING OF THE FUEL SYSTEM ...................................................................... 91

ADJUSTMENT OF TRACKS ................................................................................. 91

FUSES ................................................................................................................... 92

Replacing Fuses.............................................................................................................92

Fuse Capacities and Circuits..........................................................................................93

Electrical Outlet...............................................................................................................93

Slow Blow Fuse..............................................................................................................94

TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 95

List of Error Code Numbers ................................................................................... 97

OPERATION UNDER COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS ........................................ 105

PREPARATION FOR OPERATION IN COLD WEATHER .................................. 105

PROCEDURE AFTER COMPLETION WORK .................................................... 105

LONG STORAGE.................................................................................................... 106

RECOMMENDED OILS........................................................................................... 108

BIODIESEL FUEL (BDF) ..................................................................................... 110

APPENDICES.......................................................................................................... 111

MAIN DIMENSIONS ............................................................................................ 111

SAFE OPERATION

SAFE OPERATION

Careful operation is your best insurance against an accident. Read and understand this section carefully, before operating the machine. Every user, however experienced, should carefully read and understand this section and those of the attachments and accessories before taking the machine into operation. The owner is obliged to inform the operators of these instructions in detail. Keep this manual in the storage place. (See "Where to keep Operator's Manual" in "MAINTENANCE" section.) 1. BEFORE OPERATION 1. Know your equipment and its limitations. Read and understand this entire manual before attempting to start and operate the machine.

2. Obey the danger, warning and caution labels on the machine.

3. For your safety, a ROPS/FOPS (Roll-Over Protective Structure/Falling Objects Protective Structure) with a seat belt is installed by KUBOTA. Always use the seat belt when the machine is equipped with the ROPS/ FOPS as this combination will reduce the risk of personal injury or death, should the machine be upset. Do not modify structural members of ROPS by welding, drilling, bending, grinding or cutting, as this may weaken the structure. If any component is damaged, replace it. Do not attempt repairs. If the ROPS is loosened or removed for any reason, make sure all parts are reinstalled correctly. Tighten mounting bolts to proper torque.

4. The ROPS/FOPS structure complies with ISO 3471, ISO 3449 and OSHA regulations.

5. The seat belt must be inspected regularly and replaced if frayed or damaged.

6. Always sit in the operator's seat when starting the engine or operating the levers or controls.

7. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol, medication, controlled substances or while fatigued.

8. Check the surrounding area carefully before using the machine or when attachments are being connected. To avoid any danger of electrocution, never operate the machine near power lines before confirming the power is off and all local and national safety regulations. Never approach a machine or load that is contacting a power source such as power lines. Electrocution can occur by coming into contact with a machine that is near power lines.

9. Check for buried pipes and cables before digging.

10.Check for hidden holes, obstacles, soft underground, and overhangs. Do not enter soft ground. A During machine use, do not allow any persons within the working range.

11.Do not allow anyone to use the machine until they have been informed of the work to be performed and they have read and understood the operator's manual. 12.Do not wear baggy, torn or oversized clothing when working with the machine as such clothing can get caught in rotating parts or control elements which can cause accidents or injuries. Wear adequate safety clothing, e.g. safety helmet, safety shoes, eye protection, ear protection, working gloves, etc, as necessary and as prescribed by law or statutes. If exposed to loud noise for long hours, you may suffer from hearing difficulty or loss. To protect your ears from unpleasant, loud noise, wear ear muffs, ear plugs or other protective ear pieces, as required.

13.Do not allow passengers to ride on any part of the machine at any time. The operator must remain in the machine seat during operation. 14.Check the levers, pedals and mechanical parts for correct adjustments and wear. Replace worn or damaged parts immediately. Check the nuts and bolts regularly for correct torque. 15.Keep your machine clean. Heavy soiling, grease, dust and grass can cause fires, accidents or injuries. 16.Before starting the machine, be absolutely sure that the machine has been filled with fuel, lubricated, greased and undergone all necessary maintenance. 17.Do not modify the machine, otherwise it could lead to unforeseen safety problems. 18.Make sure attachments, particularly those utilizing quick-hitch, are securely mounted. Use only KUBOTA authorized attachments.

2. OPERATING THE MACHINE 1. Mount and dismount the machine safely. Always face the machine. Always use handrails and available steps at least three points and keep yourself well balanced. Do not grab or hold any of the control levers, pedals or switches. Do not jump on or off the machine, whether stationary or in motion.

2. Before starting the job, run the machine for all movements in a large space and make sure the machine functions well in every action.

3. Start and control the machine only from the operator's seat. The operator should not lean out of his/her seat when the engine is running.

4. Before starting the engine, make sure that the armrests are in the "Raised" position and the control levers are in their neutral position and the seat belt is fastened correctly.

5. Always thoroughly check the surrounding area for any possible conditions that could create a dangerous situation. A Make sure you read the operator's manual to thoroughly understand the operating conditions and limitations of the machine. A To avoid damage and to prevent accidents, always use the buddy system and have the other person, check for clearances and other possible dangers that may be obstructed from view. A Never allow people to approach the vicinity of the turning radius of the machine. A Be cognizant of blind spots to the rear and always check behind you before backing up. 6. Only operate the machine in well-ventilated area to avoid poisoning from carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that is deadly.

SAFE OPERATION

7. Never remove any of the safety features on the machine. A Make sure all safety features, including guards, protective devices, doors and cabin, are functioning normally, properly secured and in good condition. Repair and replace any lost or damaged protective features. A Carefully read the operator's manual in order to understand the proper use of safety features such as armrest, seat belt, and other equipment. Make sure you use them properly. A Make sure all safety features are in good operating condition and remove only when repair is needed. 8. To avoid injury, always keep hands and body inside the ROPS/FOPS (protective structures) whenever operating the machine. Never try to operate machine using control levers from outside the operator's cabin while the machine is running.

9. Always keep the heavy end of the machine up when traveling up or down an incline to avoid any possibility of machine rolling over.

10.Place the bucket at a distance of 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 in.) from the ground when moving up or down an incline. Be prepared to lower the bucket to the ground in case of emergency. 11.To avoid injury or accidents, always operate the machine or the equipment at slow speed when going up or down an incline by reducing the engine speed (rpm). Place the stroke of the left control lever at half speed or less when going down an incline. Traveling too fast down an incline can cause the operator to lose control of the machine. When going up or down an incline, keep the travel speed switch low speed position. 12.Avoid stopping suddenly on an incline, which can cause the machine to become unstable and rollover. 13.Never cross an incline horizontally or at an angle, which can cause the machine to rollover. Approach inclines vertically to avoid loss of control. 14.Take care when moving the machine on slippery or unstable surfaces such as grass, fallen leaves, metal plates, or ice, as it may skid out of control. Do not allow the machine to be oriented diagonally to such surfaces. 15.Watch where you are going at all times. Watch for and avoid obstacles. Remain alert for trees, wires and other obstructions. 16.Avoid any sudden movements while moving and operating the machine such as stopping, starting or turning. Do not raise armrests while the machine is in motion as this will cause the parking brake to engage and could cause an accident or injury. 17.Avoid driving the machine over any obstacles, which could cause loss of control. If an obstacle cannot be avoided, always place the bucket close to the ground and move slowly over the obstacle. Do not approach an obstacle at an angle, which could cause the machine to rollover. 18.Avoid performing any work with the machine when it is on an incline, which could cause it to become unbalanced and rollover. Always take care when moving the machine on an incline. Always make sure the heavy end of the machine is facing up the incline when moving it up or down the incline.

19.Always use caution when floating the lift arms. A Always make sure the bucket is lowered to the ground before floating the lift arms. Floating the lift arms when the bucket is raised could cause an accident or injury from the bucket falling. A Never move forward when the lift arms are in the "float" position. 20.Never dig or shovel at high speed, which could cause the operator to be thrown from the operator's cabin or cause injury from hitting something when the machine stops suddenly. Always operate the machine at low speed, carefully checking the area in front of the load you will be moving. 21.Never operate the machine with the bucket raised over the heads of people. Accident or injury may occur from objects falling from the bucket or the bucket itself falling. 22.Beware of material falling from the bucket. Unstable material in the bucket such as round, cylindrical, or stacked items could fall from the bucket, causing injury. Always move an unstable load with the bucket lowered. 23.Any sudden movements of the machine such as lowering or stopping of the attachment may cause it to recoil and rollover. Pay particular attention when the bucket is loaded. 24.Never exceed the maximum loading capability of the bucket or put loads off-center of the bucket, which can cause the machine to become unstable and rollover.

25.Never attempt to undercut a high embankment. Always carefully check the area for conditions that could cause the ground to cave-in. A Never operate in areas where there is a possibility of falling rock. A Never attempt to operate or drive the machine on unstable surfaces such as cliffs, shoulder of roads, deep trenches, etc. The machine could lose stability from unstable ground or vibration underneath, caus­ing it to rollover or fall. (1) Ground surfaces are especially unstable after heavy rain or explosions.

(2) Embankments and trenches may cause instabil­ity of the ground around the area.

26.Always operate the machine a safe, low speed, especially in congested or closed in areas where there is a danger of hitting or running into something. Pay close attention to obstructions 27.Pay particular attention when passing through tunnels or moving the machine near high walls to avoid hitting it and causing accident or injury. Always check height and width dimensions of the machine against tunnels or any other narrow spaces through which the machine is to be moved in order to avoid accident or injury from hitting an obstruction. 28.The machine is NOT designed for operation with hanging loads and has no safety features for such circumstances. Never operate in conjunction with a crane or other such device, which could cause serious injury. C Safety for children Tragedy can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children generally are attracted to machines and the work they do. 1. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

2. Keep children out of the work area and under the watchful eye of another responsible adult.

3. Be alert and shut your machine down if children enter the work area.

4. Never carry children on your machine. There is not a safe place for them to ride. They may fall off and be run over or interfere with your control of the machine.

5. Never allow children to operate the machine even under adult supervision.

6. Never allow children to play on the machine or on the attachments.

7. Use extra caution when backing up. Look behind and down to make sure the area is clear before moving.

3. AFTER OPERATION Before leaving the machine: A Park the machine on a firm, flat and level surface. If this is not possible, block the machine securely to prevent movement. A Lower the attachments to the ground. A Stop the engine. A Remove the key.

SAFE OPERATION

4. SAFE LOADING AND TRANSPORT OF THE MACHINE 1. Observe all regulations concerning the transport of the machine on public roads.

2. Use adequately long and robust ramps when loading the machine. Block the ramps and transport appropriately. If towing is required, use proper tow lines and attachment points. (for details, see "TRANSPORTING THE MACHINE" section)

3. To avoid tipping over, the heaviest end of the unit should proceed up the ramps first, do not change the running direction and do not swing the attachment crosswise to the loading ramps.

4. Lower the attachment on the loading bed and release the pressure from the hydraulic system. After loading the machine on the truck, secure the tracks with blocks and tie down the machine at the appropriate locations.

5. Avoid abrupt braking of the vehicle with the machine loaded. Sudden braking could cause the machine to move and could cause a serious accident.

5. MAINTENANCE Before doing maintenance work on the machine, place the machine on a firm, flat and level surface, lower the lift arms slowly to the ground, stop the engine, remove the key. When dismantling hydraulic parts, make sure that the hydraulic oil has cooled down sufficiently to avoid burns. Start maintenance work carefully, e.g. loosen the plug slowly so that oil will not squirt out. 1. Before working on the engine, the exhaust system, the radiator and the hydraulic system, let the machine cool down sufficiently.

2. Turn off the engine at all times when filling with fuel. Avoid spilling and over-filling of fuel.

3. Smoking is prohibited while refueling or handling the battery. Keep sparks and fire away from the fuel tank and battery. Flammable gases escape from the battery, especially during charging.

4. Read and follow the directions "STARTING WITH AN AUXILIARY BATTERY" in "OPERATION OF THE ENGINE" section, when starting with an auxiliary battery.

5. Keep a first-aid box and extinguisher at hand at all times.

6. Do not open the radiator cap before the radiator has cooled down sufficiently. First loosen the cap to the first stop and allow the system enough time to release the remaining pressure. Then loosen the cap completely.

7. To avoid short-circuiting the battery, always remove the ground cable first and attach the positive cable first.

8. Oil under high pressure can penetrate the skin and may be harmful to your health if not treated immediately.

9. Leaking hydraulic fluid has enough pressure to penetrate the skin and cause serious injuries. Leakages from pinholes can be totally invisible. Do not use hands for checking for leaks. Always use a piece of wood or cardboard. It is strongly recommended to use a face mask or eye protection. Should injuries occur with leaking hydraulic fluid, contact a doctor immediately. This fluid can cause gangrene or serious allergic reactions. Never repair the hydraulic and air-conditioner hoses until the pressure has been relieved.

10.To avoid environmental damage from acid and heavy metals, dispose of the battery appropriately. 11.Observe all laws and regulations concerning the disposal of used oil, coolants, solvents, hydraulic fluids, battery acids and batteries. 12.To avoid fire, do not heat the hydraulic components (tanks, pipes, hoses, cylinders) before they have been drained and washed. 13.Use a face mask or eye protection to protect the eyes and respiratory system against dust and other foreign particles.

15.Do not dismantle the spring of the track tensioner. If dismantling is necessary, contact your KUBOTA dealer where the machine was purchased, or competent service shop. The assembly must be done according to the KUBOTA workshop manual (W.S.M.) for the product involved. 16.Always attach a "DO NOT OPERATE" tag whenever performing any kind of maintenance or repair. 17.Make sure you have the proper tools on hand. Do not use defective or damaged tools, gauges, or other devices. Always use tools that are appropriate for the task to be done. 18.To prevent personal injury or death, be sure to use explosion-proof lighting when working on, inspecting or handling fuel, oil, coolant, battery fluid, etc. If the explosion-proof lighting is not used and should break, it can ignite and cause fire, injury or death. 19.Prohibit unauthorized persons from entering the work area to prevent injury caused by debris flying off of machine parts during grinding, welding, using a hammer or other such tasks. 20.Make sure work area is clear and safe. Be sure to work on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting. Work in well-ventilated area if indoors. Make sure the area is free from any potentially dangerous conditions such as obstacles, slippery surfaces, etc. 21.Be sure the machine is clean and free of debris. A Always remove debris from the machine and clean it before performing any maintenance or repair work. A Before using water to wash or clean the machine, stop engine and make sure all electrical parts and devices are covered. Any water seepage into electrical wiring on the machine can cause a short circuit or malfunction of controls. Never wash the battery, sensors, connectors or operator's cabin with water or steam.

14.Securely support the machine with stands or suitable blocking before working underneath. For your safety, do not work under any hydraulically supported devices. They can settle, suddenly leak down, or be accidentally lowered. SAFE OPERATION

22.Always make sure the engine is stopped before performing any maintenance or repairs. A Do not attempt to lubricate or make mechanical adjustments while the machine is in motion or while the engine is running even if stationary. A If you must perform some maintenance procedures when the engine is running, make certain one other person is assisting by sitting in the operator's cabin while the work is being performed elsewhere on the machine. Always keep body clear of any moving parts and remove any loose clothing when working near moving parts to prevent possible injury. A Always stay clear of moving parts. Clothing, hands or other parts of the body can become caught in moving parts of the machine and cause personal injury or death. A Make sure to avoid any rotating fans, V-belt and other such moving parts. Never insert tools, fingers, hands, etc. while these parts are running.

23.Be sure to place blocks around the machine and place protection where components could fall. A Always make sure the bucket is at the lowest possible position or on the ground before performing any maintenance or repairs under the machine. A Make sure the tracks are securely blocked off. A Whenever performing maintenance or repairs when the lift arms are raised, always use the lift arm stopper. A Never do any work under a machine or work on it while it is hoisted on jack-stands or other rigid support devices unless they are well secured and stable. 24.Make sure the raised lift arms are properly and securely blocked. A Make sure the lift arm stopper is properly engaged before performing any work beneath raised lift arms. Never attempt to do any work or move under the lift arms when they are not properly supported. A Keep in mind that the lift arms may fall whenever hydraulic lines are disconnected, loosened, or removed. Any malfunction or failure in the hydraulics can also cause lift arms to drop. A Always perform the necessary repairs or service whenever the lift arm stopper becomes damaged or malfunctioned, or part(s) are missing. Damaged or malfunctioning lift arm stopper may cause the lift arms to fall causing personal injury or death.

25.Always secure the rear door after opening it. Avoid opening the rear door when the machine is on an incline or in strong winds. 26.Precaution on tilting the cabin. A Do not raise or lower the cabin while the engine is running as it may move, cause the machine to become unstable, resulting in personal injury or death. Always lower the working parts of the machine to the ground and stop the engine before attempting to raise or lower the cabin. A Make sure the cabin is properly and securely supported with a stopper when tilted to prevent if from falling and causing personal injury.

27.Use care when refueling. A Never smoke cigarettes or permit the use of fire while refueling or in the vicinity of refueling. A Always make sure the engine is off and cool before removing the fuel cap to refuel the tank. Avoid getting fuel on any hot components. A Keep control of the fuel filler nozzle while refueling. A Never overfill the tank with fuel. Leave room for thermal expansion. A Always remove any excess or spilled fuel immediately. A Always make sure the fuel tank cap is securely reinstalled. Replace the cap only with a manufacturer approved cap whenever it becomes damaged. Use of the wrong type of cap may not allow for proper venting, causing pressure in the tank to build up. A Never use fuel to clean the machine. A Always use the correct type of fuel for the machine and the temperature in which it is being operated.

28.Hoses A Leakage in any fuel, oil or hydraulic line can cause fire or explosion. A Avoid any twisting, bending or hitting of hoses that could cause damage to the line. A Make sure any loose connections are secure properly before using the machine. 29.Fire prevention Compact Track Loader and some attachments have components that are at high temperatures under normal operating conditions. The primary source of high temperatures is the engine and exhaust system. The electrical system, if damaged or incorrectly maintained, can be a source of arcing or sparks. The following fire prevention guidelines will help to keep your equipment up and running efficiently and keep the risk of fire to a minimum. A Blow off all accumulated debris near hot engine exhaust components such as turbocharger and exhaust manifold as well as exhaust pipes and muffler more frequently when working in severe conditions. A Clean out all accumulated flammable debris such as leaves, straw, pine needles, branches, bark, small wood chips and any other combustible materials from inside the machine belly pans or lower unit structures as well as from area in proximity to the engine. A Inspect all fuel lines and hydraulic hoses for wear or for deterioration. Replace them immediately if they begin to leak. A Examine electrical wiring and connectors frequently for damage. Repair any wires that are loose or frayed before operating the machine. Clean all electrical connections and tighten all electrical connections as necessary. A Inspect the exhaust system daily for any signs of leakage. Check for broken pipes and muffler and also for loose or missing bolts, nuts and clamps. If any exhaust leaks or fractured parts are found, repairs must be completed prior to operation. A Always keep a multipurpose fire extinguisher on or near the machine. Be familiar with the operation of the fire extinguisher. SAFE OPERATION

30.Take care when working around hot and pressurized components. A Always allow the engine to cool sufficiently before performing any maintenance, inspection or repairs. A Never touch any parts such as the engine, muffler, radiator, hydraulic lines, sliding parts, etc. as they may be very hot immediately after the machine has been running and can cause burning. Allow these parts to cool sufficiently before touching. A Always use sufficient care whenever removing the caps and plugs on the coolant, oil and hydraulic fluid as they are hot and pressurized and can causing burning and injury from spraying of hot fluid.

31.Make certain pressure from all of these systems is sufficiently released before performing any maintenance or repairs. Oil or other fluids could be released when caps or filters are removed before the pressure has been stabilized in the hydraulic system. A Gradually release internal pressure build-up by standing out of the line of any possible spray and slowly removing plugs, screws or disconnect hoses. 32.Always use care whenever handling grease that is pressurized. A Always follow the proper procedure to adjust tension. Grease in the track adjuster is pressurized and improper release can cause the discharge valve to fly off, causing personal injury or death. A Always loosen the discharge valve for the grease slowly. A Avoid standing in front of, or putting any parts of the body in the line of the grease discharge valve. A If no grease is released when discharge valve is loosened, the machine has a malfunction. DO NOT attempt to make any repairs yourself and contact the nearest dealer for repairs. Any operation of the machine under these conditions can be very dangerous.

33.Always carefully check the machine after performing any maintenance or repairs. Confirm that no oil, water, etc., is leaking from any parts that had been serviced by carefully inspecting the parts. Gradually speed up the engine from a low speed to higher speed to check operation.

34.Waste material A Always make sure any material and waste products from the repair and maintenance of the machine are collected into proper containers using a funnel, or other device. Dispose of waste material properly to avoid pollution and contamination of the environment. A Consult local regulations and codes when disposing of oil, fuel, engine coolant, refrigerant, solven