OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - (CONTINUED)
Always check local ordinances before driving a vehicle on public roads or streets. Comply with
all regulations and obey all trafic signs to prevent an accident.
Be extremely alert during hazardous operating conditions. Operating conditions can change as
work progresses and as weather changes.
Always approach turns slowly and carefully. When approaching blind corners or steering
around obstructions, reduce speed and proceed cautiously.
Position the driver's seat and fasten your seat belt. Passengers require seat belt usage.
Turn on the headlights (Figure 1, Item 14).
When the engine is warmed up, the vehicle is ready for work.
During operation monitor all panel gauges and warning lights.
Apply foot pressure to the service brake pedal.
Release or disengage the hand brake.
Selecting D1 allows the transmission to remain in low range for the duration of operation.
D1 and Reverse is used to two aircraft. Selecting D2 (transport) allows the transmission to
automatically shift to high-speed range when the load permits.
The vehicle is equipped with a throttle veriication switch. If D2 is selected and the vehicle
begins to accelerate by gravity on downhill inclines, this switch will not allow the transmission to
automatically up shift if the accelerator is released.
Place the gearshift lever in the desired position (R, D1 or D2).
Release service brake foot pressure and press the accelerator. Drive vehicle to the desired location and
proceed as necessary maneuvering the SATS vehicle.
When towing, allow vehicle to decelerate by releasing accelerator pedal before applying foot
When driving or towing, avoid the tendency to over steer and turn to sharply. Allow enough
clearance for the load being towed.
To stop vehicle, remove your foot from the accelerator and smoothly place pressure on the brake to bring the
vehicle to a stop.
Be sure that the shift control lever is secure in the park detent and the park brake is applied to
prevent unintended movement that could result in serious injury or death.
The hand brake is designed to hold the vehicle after it has come to a complete stop. it is
not to be used to stop the vehicle.