18-14. CARRIAGE TILT CYLINDER REPLACEMENT (CONT)
· Hydraulic oil in system can be under
pressures over 3000 psi (20685 kPa) with
engine OFF. ALWAYS relieve pressure in
hydraulic lines before attempting to
remove any component in hydraulic
system. With engine OFF, starter switch in
RUN position, and attachment on ground,
move control levers through all operating
positions several times to relieve line
pressure. Relieve pressure in hydraulic oil
tank by loosening filler cap very slowly.
Failure to follow these precautions could
result in serious injury to personnel.
· At operating temperatures, hydraulic oil is
hot and under pressure. Hot oil can cause
injuries to personnel. Allow hydraulic oil
to cool before disconnecting any hydraulic
Carriage tilt cylinder weighs approximately 300 lbs. Two personnel are required for cylinder removal.
Failure to use an assistant and suitable sling and hoist for removal could result in serious personal
Wipe area clean around all hydraulic connections to be opened during removal and disassembly. Cap
oil lines and plug holes after removing lines. Contamination of hydraulic system could result in
· Use suitable container to catch any hydraulic oil that may drain from system.
· Note location of hydraulic hose prior to disconnecting.