OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE IN MUD OR SOFT SURFACES
It may be advisable to empty bowl to determine mobility in mud or soft surfaces, and to traverse soft areas.
Before entering mud or other soft surfaces, check conditions and engage differential lock. Select appropriate transmission
gear range. Enter soft area at a medium speed for gear range selected.
Maintain steady pressure on accelerator pedal to keep machine rolling until solid ground is reached. Do not accelerate to
point where wheels spin, if possible.
If machine gets stuck, try to pull out slowly in a low gear. Boards, brush, or similar materials may be placed under tires to
Notify Unit Maintenance to clean and inspect drive shaft for proper lubrication.
OPERATE IN SANDY OR DUSTY CONDITIONS
Maintain steady, even movement with transmission in lower gears. Use differential lock as required. Try to keep machine
rolling without straining engine and powertrain. If machine gets stuck, notify Unit Maintenance.
Whenever operating in sandy or dusty areas, you should:
Service engine air cleaner more frequently.
Make sure each tire has a valve cap.
Check engine and transmission temperature and engine oil pressure frequently.
If machine overheats, stop and perform troubleshooting procedures.
Make sure engine oil filler tube and transmission fluid filler tube are cleaned before dipsticks are removed to check
fluid levels. Clean accumulations of sand and dirt from around fluid filler locations before checking or adding fluids.
Clean spouts of fuel containers and areas around filler caps on fuel tanks before adding fuel. Under extremely sandy
or dusty conditions, filter fuel when filling tanks.
Cover windshield to protect against sand blasting.
Notify Unit Maintenance to clean, inspect, and lubricate drive shaft more frequently.
OPERATE IN SNOW AND ICE
Engage differential lock and accelerate slowly to avoid spinning tires.
Drive at slower speeds.
Give signals sooner.
Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to stop. This will also help to avoid skidding.
Maintain double the normal distance from the vehicle ahead.
Keep windshields, mirrors, and lights clean and free of snow and ice.
If approaching a difficult stretch of road, stop and inspect road carefully before driving on it. Select transmission gear
range that best suits road condition. Use differential lock as required.
Ease up on accelerator, leaving machine in gear.
Apply service brakes lightly and evenly. DO NOT pump service brake pedal.
Always avoid sudden braking.