STARTING SWITCH AND KEYS
Turning key to the RIGHT, then pushing in the
Insert tongue into open end of buckle and snap
starting button (transmission in neutral) STARTS THE
together. The belt can be shortened after it is connected
ENGINE. Leaving it turned to the RIGHT leaves the fuel
by pulling on the loose end until the belt is snug and
shut off valve and all electrical units "ON".
comfortable. Push in on the button release latch to
remove the seat belt.
When adjusting shoulder belt, for proper slack, place
fist on chest under strap. Shoulder belt should not be
tight across body.
With the key turned to the LEFT, all electrical units
controlled by the switch are "ON" (except the diesel
Buckle shoulder belt in same manner as regular seat
engine fuel shut off valve)
ENGINE STARTING: Cummins Diesel Engine
Always pull the belt completely out of the retractor
before adjusting and fastening the other half of the belt
1. Set the parking brake control.
2. Place the transmission control in the neutral
Care of Seat Belts. Seat belts should receive the
same care as the finest fabric.
3. Pull out the throttle control or depress the
Clean with mild soap; do not use cleaning solvents
accelerator sufficiently to "crack" the throttle; the engine
will then run at "fast idle" speed. The throttle control
should be gradually pushed in until the proper idling
speed is obtained.
CAUTION: Do not bleach or re-dye color of
webbing as same may cause a severe loss of tensile
4. Pull out the compression release control (If so
Keep belts flat to avoid twisting and roping when not
5. Turn starting switch key to right and push in on
being used. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on
starting button. Release starting button the instant the
The entire seat belt assembly should be inspected
NOTE: To avoid possible damage to the starting
periodically for corrosion, wear, fraying or weak spots.
mechanism, release the starting button as soon as
The seat belt mounting bolts should be tight at all times.
the engine starts. Never push starting button while
Any seat belt severely strained in an accident should be
the engine is running. If the engine does not start
replaced immediately. All belts should be replaced at
promptly, DO NOT OVERTAX THE STARTING
MOTOR OR THE BATTERY. Do not use the starting
least every five years.
motor longer than 30 seconds at a time.
CAUTION: Shoulder belt should never be worn
Wait at least 15 seconds between attempts to start
without regular lap seat belt.
the engine to prevent heat (generated in the starting
motor) from scorching the starting motor commutator.
NOTE: A manual override switch is provided on
the forward end of the electric fuel shut-off