OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE IN SANDY OR DUSTY CONDITIONS
Whenever operating in sandy or dusty areas, you should:
a. Notify Organizational Maintenance to service cab air filters more frequently. Service engine air cleaner when inlet
restriction indicator, at air cleaner, shows red (WP 0014 00).
INLET RESTRICTOR INDICATOR
b. Make sure each tire has a valve cap.
c. Check engine and transmission temperature and engine oil pressure frequently.
d. If vehicle overheats, stop and find out why. Service or notify Organizational Maintenance, as necessary.
e. 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.
f. 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.
g. Cover window glass to protect against sand blasting when not in use.
h. Clean, inspect, and lubricate propeller shafts more frequently.
OPERATE IN WOODS OR ON ROCKY TERRAIN
Ensure vehicle can clear obstructions and avoid low hanging tree limbs, which might cause damage.
OPERATE ON SNOW AND ICE
a. Accelerate slowly to avoid spinning the tires.
b. Drive at slower speeds.
c. Give signals sooner.
d. Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to stop. This will also help to avoid skidding.
e. Maintain double the normal distance from the vehicle ahead.
f. Keep windshields, windows, mirrors, and lights clean and free of snow and ice. Use defroster to help keep glass free
of snow and ice.
g. If a difficult stretch of road approaches, stop and inspect it carefully before driving on it. Select transmission gear
range that best suits road condition. Use 4-wheel drive as required.