How to Operate an ACTT 6×4 Off Road Terminal Tractor
Here are five of the most important steps for operating an ACTT 6×4 terminal tractor:
- Check the engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, coolant level, and windshield wiper fluid.
- Drain the air tank.
- Check under the truck for fluid leaks or obstructions.
- Make sure the tires are inflated to proper pressure.
- Check the DEF levels once inside the truck itself.
Detailed operating instructions are available in the owner’s manual and from Autocar representatives.
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How to Operate Terminal Tractor: The Basics
Here are some key preliminary steps to take before operating an ACTT 6×4 terminal tractor:
- Checking fluid levels – Autocar locates the oil and transmission dipsticks on the left side of the frame where the steps to the cab begin. To check the hydraulic fluid, circle around to the curved side of the frame and check the built-in sight glass. To check the windshield wiper fluid, check the clear reservoir, which is either mounted next to the cab or underneath the chassis.
- Drain the air tank – This is located on the left side of the frame near the oil and transmission dipsticks. Do this even if the truck has a built-in air cleaner.
- Check under the truck for obstructions or fluid leaks – Move the obstruction or alert a service technician immediately if you notice any problems.
- Check the air pressure in the tires – The proper pressure level is stamped on the sidewalls.
- Check the DEF levels – DEF stands for “diesel exhaust fluid.” You’ll see an LED indicator located at the bottom of the fuel gauge that tells you how much fluid is left.
Once you’ve completed these steps, you should be ready to put on your seatbelt, engage the engine, and start your daily tasks. Remember to check the manual for any other steps required for your specific terminal tractor model.
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