2-29. OPERATE IN EXTREME COLD.
a. General Guidelines.
DO NOT touch extremely cold metal, below -25°F (-320C). Bare skin
can freeze to cold metal.
Special procedures must be used to operate the forklift truck during extreme cold temperatures.
Watch indicators closely for unusual readings. Notify Unit Maintenance Immediately if unusual readings
Keep fuel tanks as full as possible during cold weather to prevent build up of water from condensation. If
water enters fuel system, water could freeze and block fuel flow.
Do not attempt to operate equipment until defroster completely clears all windows. Do not attempt to use
window wipers or washers until defrosters are operating at desired temperature.
b. Engine Starting.
Keep starting fluid can In place at all times to protect starting aid
Starting aid is for use when outside temperature Is at or below 30 °F (-
Ensure that 110-volt extension cord is not connected to side of forklift truck. If extension cord is connected,
disconnect and stow (see subparagraph d).
Perform paragraph 2-11, steps a through h.