Section II. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE
Before operating a new or reconditioned vehicle, make sure unit maintenance services the
vehicle in accordance with the instructions in TM 5-2350-262-20-1.
INITIAL ADJUSTMENT AND DAILY CHECKS
Performing the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) on page 2-12 through 2-
31 before, during, and after operation eensures that all adjustments and daily checks required for
effective vehicle operation will be completed.
Never leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
This vehicle DOES NOT have an automatic transmission. It must be shifted
Instructions and procedures required to operate the vehicle under normal conditions are on the
following pages. Special instructions and procdures for operating under usual conditions
are in section IV (p 2-95).
Do not drive to fast over rough terain; the dozer blade, ripper blade, or scraper
can dig in, causing the vehicle to stopsuddenly or to pitch. Failure to comply
may result in damage to equipment or injury to operator.
Operators are reminded to observe basic safe driving techniques/skills when
operating the vehicle. Vehicle speed must be reduced consistent with weather and
road terain conditions. Failure to use basic safe driving techniques/skills may
result in damage to equipment, injury to personnel, or death.
Due to high intensity noise, double hearing protection is required when operating
the vehicle. Failure to comply may result in injury to pewrsonnel.
Allow the vehicle to coast to a halt if a track is thrown. Do not apply the brake
while the vehicle is moving. Operator may lose control and injury to personnel or
death may result.