OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
a. Forward (F). When placed in Forward (F), the transmission starts out in 1st gear and automatically progresses to the
4th gear. Automatic gear changing can be limited by rotating the gear selection lever to 3rd, 2nd, or 1st gear. The cur-
rent gear selection and direction will be displayed on the driver's ECS display screen.
b. Neutral (N). This is the normal transmission position when the machine is not in use. Use N when starting the
engine, checking accessories, and for extended periods of idling. An N will be displayed on the driver's ECS display
screen when transmission is in the Neutral position.
c. Reverse (R). When placed in Reverse (R), the RTCH moves backwards; the transmission starts out in 1st gear and
automatically progresses to the 3rd reverse gear. The current gear selection and direction will be displayed on the
driver's ECS display screen.
IN NEUTRAL POSITION)
ALWAYS bring the RTCH to a complete STOP before changing from Forward (F) to Reverse (R) to
prevent possible damage to the transmission.
When a lower transmission range or gear is selected, the transmission may not downshift until vehicle
speed is reduced.
a. Depress and hold brake pedal.
b. Release parking brake.
c. Select direction and gear range with transmission control lever.
d. Release brake pedal and begin to move RTCH.
e. As required, select a specific forward or reverse gear for the load.