Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Types & Fundamentals: Parts-> Instruments

Parts: Instruments


Engine temperature gauge in the normal zone.
Figure 5. Engine temperature gauge in the normal zone.
The engine temperature gauge is similar to the engine temperature gauge found on a car or truck.
  • Engine temperature may be indicated by "C" for cold or green indicating safe operating temperature, while a hot, overheating engine may be indicated by an "H" for hot or red.
     
  • Refer to your owner's manual for the appearance and significance of your engine temperature gauge.
Requirements and Recommended Practices:
  • Do not operate a forklift if the light comes on or the gauge indicates an overheated engine.
     
  • Check for leaks. Clean up any spills or mark the hazard area until it can be cleaned.
     
  • Notify your supervisor or maintenance personnel.
     
  • Allow an overheated forklift to cool down before removing the radiator cap. When removing the cap, wear leather gloves and eye protection and open the cap slightly to check for stored pressure before completely removing the cap. Only trained and authorized personnel may service a forklift.

Transmission Temperature

Transmission temperature in normal range.The transmission temperature warning light or gauge indicates when the transmission temperature is too high.

Requirements and Recommended Practices:
  • Do not operate a forklift if the light comes on or the gauge indicates an overheated transmission.
     
  • Check for leaks. Clean up any spills or mark the hazard area until it can be cleaned.
     
  • Notify your supervisor or maintenance personnel.
     
  • Transmission fluid may need to be added. Only trained and authorized personnel may service a forklift.

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