Machine on a Slope
Moderate breaking and reverse gear (R-1) must
be used when backing down any slope. Failure
to do so could result in death or injury.
When possible, a slope should be worked vertically.
Banks or slopes must be worked cautiously to avoid
If the machine starts to sideslip on a slope, lighten the
load and turn the machine downhill.
When a slope is worked horizontally, start at the top
of the slope and work downhill. Maintain a windrow of
material on the low side of the machine to provide
Do not undercut the slope. Undercutting will increase
NOTE: Required permits must be obtained before
the machine is operated on a public road. Check with
local officials to determine if permits are required.
Before the machine is driven, Army operators should
perform the Operators Preventative Maintenance
Checks and Services (OPMCS) as described in
If a drive belt is loose, perform the procedure
described in Operation Section, Machine Operation,
Emergency Suspension Charging, and Emergency
Drive Belt Tension Procedure in this manual.
Use the SELF-DEPLOY mode when driving the
machine on a public road. Refer to Operation
Section, Machine Operation, Self-Deploy Mode in
Place the blackout switch in the position which meets
the requirements of the current situation. Refer to
Operation Section, Monitoring Systems and Cab
Features, Blackout Light Switch in this manual.
Backfill material should be pushed into a trench at a 90o
angle to the trench. Do not twist the machine on a new
backfill. When material is cut on a side slope, material
may fall on the machine.
To V-ditch, tilt the bulldozer blade to the desired slope.
Position the corner of the bulldozer blade in the center
of the ditch, and cut the ditch to the desired depth.