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Important Safety Information
Most accidents that involve product operation, maintenance, and repair are caused by failure to observe basic safety rules or precautions. An accident can often be avoided by recognizing potentially hazardous situations before an accident occurs. A person must be alert to potential hazards. This person should also have the necessary training, skills, and tools to perform these functions properly.
Improper operation, lubrication, maintenance, or repair of this product can be dangerous and could result in injury or death.
Do not operate or perform any lubrication, maintenance, or repair on this product until you have read and understood the operation, lubrication, maintenance, and repair information.
Safety precautions and warnings are provided in this manual and on the product. If these hazard warnings are not heeded, bodily injury or death could occur to you or to other persons.
The hazards are identified by the Safety Alert Symbol and followed by a Signal Word such as "DANGER","WARNING", or "CAUTION". The Safety Alert "WARNING" label is shown below.
A non-exhaustive list of operations that may cause product damage are identified by "NOTICE" labels on the product and in this publication.
Caterpillar cannot anticipate every possible circumstance that might involve a potential hazard. The warnings in this publication and on the product are therefore, not all inclusive. If a tool, procedure, work method, or operating technique that is not recommended by Caterpillar is used, the operator must be sure that the procedures are safe. The operator must also be sure that the product will not be damaged or made unsafe by any unspecified procedures.
The information, specifications, and illustrations in this publication are based on information that was available at the time that the publication was written. The specifications, torques, pressures, measurements, adjustments, illustrations, and other items can change at any time. These changes can affect the service that is given to the product. Obtain the complete and most current information before you start any job.
When replacement parts are required for this product, Caterpillar recommends using Cat replacement parts or parts with equivalent specifications including, but not limited to physical dimensions, type, strength, and material.
This manual contains safety information, operation instructions and maintenance information and should be stored with the tool group.
Some photographs or illustrations in this publication may show details that can be different from your service tool. Guards and covers might have been removed for illustrative purposes.
Continuing improvement and advancement of product design might have caused changes to your service tool, which are not included in this publication.
Whenever a question arises regarding your service tool or this publication, consult Dealer Service Tools (DST) for the latest available information.
The Safety Section lists basic safety precautions.
Read and understand the basic precautions listed in the Safety Section before operating or performing maintenance and repair on this service tool.
General Information Section
The General Information Section describes tooling functions and features. This section provides useful information on individual parts, additional tooling, and resources.
The Operation Section is a reference for the new operator and a refresher for the experienced operator.
Photographs and illustrations guide the operator through correct procedures for using the tool group.
Operating techniques outlined in this publication are basic. Skill and techniques develop as the operator gains knowledge of the service tool and tool capabilities.
The Maintenance Section is a guide to tool inspection, cleaning, storage, and tool disposal.
Wear a hard hat, protective glasses, and other protective equipment, as required. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that can snag on controls or on other parts of the equipment. Make sure that all protective guards and all covers are secured in place on the equipment.
Know the appropriate work site hand signals and the personnel that are authorized to give the hand signals. Accept hand signals from one person only.
Obey all local regulations for the disposal of liquids.
Do not allow unauthorized personnel on the equipment.
Unless you are instructed otherwise, perform maintenance with the equipment in the servicing position. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual for the procedure for placing the equipment in the servicing position.
Crushing Prevention and Cutting Prevention
Support the equipment properly before you perform any work or maintenance beneath that equipment. Do not depend on the hydraulic cylinders to hold up the equipment. Equipment can fall if a control is moved, or if a hydraulic line breaks.
Stay clear of all rotating and moving parts.
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Do not operate or work on this machine unless you have read and understand the instructions and warnings in the Operation and Maintenance Manuals. Failure to follow the instructions or heed the warnings could result in injury or death. Contact your Caterpillar dealer for replacement manuals. Proper care is your responsibility.
Personal Protection/Important Information
Personal Protection/Important Information
|Crushing Hazard (foot)|
|Crushing Hazard (hand)|
Additional Contact Information
For additional product support questions concerning this tool, contact the Dealer Service Tools Hotline at:
USA: 800-542-8665, Option 1
Note: Continuing improvement and advancement of product design can mean some photographs or illustrations in this publication will show details that are different from your service tool.
General Information Section
Personal injury or death can result from improper lifting or blocking.
When a hoist or jack is used to lift any part or component, stand clear of the area. Be sure the hoist or jack has the correct capacity to lift a component. Install blocks or stands before performance of any work under a heavy component.
Approximate weights of the components are shown. Clean all surfaces where parts are to be installed.
To avoid injury do not stand on or between implement and machine while operating lift control.
|436-0138 Extension Tube Specifications    |
|Dimensions    ||3219 x 286 x 117.73 mm (126.7 x 11.2 x 4.6 in)    |
|Material    ||Steel    |
|Working Load Limit (WLL)    ||
1814 kg (4000 lb)
105 kg (232 lb)
Note: Always locate and refer to the appropriate Disassembly and Assembly Service Manual for information on mounting and lifting hardware.
Personal injury or death can result from lifting a heavy component.
The heavy component can fall if using an incorrect hoist and/or sling or fastener to lift the load.
Be sure the hoist and other devices have the correct lifting capacity to lift a heavy component. The approximate weight of the heavy component is given below.
Failure to comply to the rated load can cause possible personal injury or attachment damage.
Review the rated load of a particular attachment before performing any operation. Make adjustments to the rated load as necessary.
The 436-0138 Adjustable C-Hook Extension weighs 105 kg (232 lbs).
Due to the shape and weight of this tool, use a suitable lifting device or get help when lifting the Adjustable C-Hook Extension Assembly.
- Identify the load and weight of the machine component to be lifted. Do not exceed the Working Load Limit (WLL) of 1814 kg (4000 lb).
- The tooling has an eyebolt for easy installation into the Adjustable C-Hook.
- Connect the eyebolt to a suitable lifting device and slide the tooling onto the 226-2380 as shown in the illustration.
- Once inserted to the desired length, use the hitch pin to lock the position.
- Consider the center of gravity before removing machine component so shifting of tool does not occur.
Note: Make sure that the hitch pin is fully inserted and locked.
- Do not lift at any angle other than vertical.
- Follow the information in the specific Disassembly and Assembly Service Manual for the machine component to be lifted.
To avoid injury, do not stand on or between implement and machine while operating lift control
Note: The WLL of the hoist or lifting device must be more than the weight of the machine component being lifted and all the tooling used to lift it.
- Tighten all bolts to standard torque.
- Make sure that all hitch pins are fully inserted and secured.
Inspection and Maintenance Section
- Inspect tooling prior to each use for damage, bending, nicks, burrs, dents, cracks, bent or worn parts. If damage is found, destroy the tool and dispose of as scrap. Replace damaged tool with new product.
- Do not use unless the Working Load Limit (WLL) identification markings are legible.
- Do not use if any holes are elongated or deformed.
- Have the tool inspected annually by an approved dealership inspector.
Clean the tooling using a non-solvent based cleaner.
- Store the tooling in a clean, dry location to prevent rust or corrosion. Tooling can be damaged by moisture or high humidity.
- The tool should be stored in the most stable position. Store the tool laying flat.
At the end of the operational life of the tool, destroy the tool and dispose of as scrap.