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D7R Dozer: Before Start Up and After Shutdown
By | March 7, 2022
Operators, you just started your dozer and you’re ready to move dirt around, right? Not so fast! The vehicle’s turbocharger packs lots of air into the engine. Bearing oil starvation damages the dozer’s turbo when you start...

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D7R II Tractor: Dozer PM Tips
By | Nov. 22, 2021
Keep these D7R II tractor (dozer) preventive maintenance tips in mind before the day’s run...

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D7R II Dozer: PMCS Error in TM
By | June 21, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 730 (Sep 13), p. 60. Operators, forget about using the blade float indicator mentioned in PMCS Step 26 of TM 5-2410-241-10...

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Be Prepared for Hot Weather: A List of Must-Read PS Articles
By | June 9, 2021
Soldiers, even though it happens every year, it somehow seems to sneak up on us. It’s summer and the heat is on! Read on to see how to keep you and your equipment cool...

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D7G Tractor: Stuck Lever Linkage Reminder
By | June 3, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 675 (Feb 09), p. 54. The linkage for the governor control lever (throttle) gets corroded from moisture. enough corrosion or rust causes the lever to be sluggish to push or pull or not...

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D7R II Dozer: Pay Attention to Messenger Display Codes
By | Feb. 18, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 793 (Dec 18), p. 45. Operators, the D7R II’s messenger display provides a service code menu to help diagnose vehicle system malfunctions...

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Cranes and Dozers: Wire Rope Grease
By | Feb. 18, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 722 (Jan 13), p. 60. The wire rope used on cranes and dozer winches is constantly exposed to the elements...

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CCE: Keep Rust Off Hydraulic Cylinders!
By | Feb. 4, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 782 (Jan 18), p. 20. Dear Half-Mast, The hydraulic cylinder rods on construction equipment used near salt water environments suffer from constant corrosion problems...

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D7RII Dozer: O-ring Seal’s a Big Deal
By | Dec. 29, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 794 (Jan 19), p. 18. Operators, after a track adjustment on your D7R II dozer, make sure the track adjuster cover is snug on the recoil spring compartment...

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D7R II Tractor: Some Tips for the Tractor
By | Sept. 9, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 771 (FEB 17), p. 18-19. Operators, here are a few reminders to keep in mind before the day’s run, especially you newbies!...

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D7R II Dozer: Seat Knob Bolt
By | Aug. 5, 2020
Get a bolt for the adjustment knob on the D7R II dozer’s seat assembly using NSN 5306-01-659-5535. This bolt replaces the old bolt, NSN 5305-01-517-2222, that’s shown as Item 94 in Fig 118 of TM 5-2410-241-24P (Feb 12)...

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D7R II Dozer: Check Bolts on Frame
By | June 12, 2020
A good operator knows that one of the first items you’ll find in the D7R II dozer’s PMCS in TM 5-2410-241-10 (Oct 11) is a statement that says to make sure the vehicle’s bolts, nuts and screws aren’t loose, missing, bent or...

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D7R II CAT Dozer: Parking Brake Reminder
By | June 8, 2020
Operators, it’s real easy to do: you hop in the cab, and to get the day rolling in your D7R II CAT dozer, you start cranking down on the engine starter. And guess what? Your dozer won’t start, and you’re going nowhere! Matter...

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D7R II CAT Dozer: Avoid Battery Drain
By | June 8, 2020
Operators, after the day’s run, make sure you turn off the battery disconnect switch that’s located at the back of the D7R II CAT tractor or dozer (roadside), inside the switch’s access door. If you don’t, the batteries will...