OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
DO NOT allow riders on the vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death to personnel.
Vehicle must not be driven when container load is in fully raised position. Vehicle is less stable
when traveling with the load in a raised position. Always position the bottom of the load just
above the driver's field of view, with the boom fully retracted. Failure to follow this warning may
result in serious injury or death to personnel.
BE ALERT for personnel in area while operating vehicle. Always check to ensure area is clear of
personnel and obstructions before moving. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury or death to personnel.
The governed engine speed is 2,100 RPM. If engine is allowed to exceed governed speed, serious
engine or transmission damage may result.
Check Fuel Gage, Indicators, and ECS Display Screen Frequently. If indicators show an abnormal reading or warn-
ing light comes on, bring RTCH to a safe stop, shut down engine, and investigate cause.
Avoid Oversteering. Become familiar with steering characteristics of the RTCH before attempting maneuvers in lim-
Avoid Hard Braking. Become familiar with the braking characteristics of the RTCH with and without a load.
Proper Carry Position. When driving without a load, position the tophandler above your field of view, with the boom
fully retracted. When driving with a load, position the bottom of the load above your field of view, with the boom fully
Maximum Driving Slopes. Do not drive the RTCH on a side slope in excess of 15 percent (8.5 degrees) with or without
rated load. The maximum slope for driving up or down a grade must not exceed 27 percent (15 degrees) with or without
rated load at 4 mph (6 kph) or less.
Refer to WP 0004 00 for location and operation of controls.
Perform initial seat and steering column adjustments.
Perform daily checks and self-tests (WP 0013 00).
Start engine and allow it to come up to operating temperature.
Raise tophandler to driving position.
With engine at idle, apply service brakes.
Select steering mode of operation by first straightening wheels, then pressing desired steering selection switch.
Move transmission control lever to desired direction, F or R, and select gear range.
Release parking brake lever and depress accelerator pedal to control machine speed.
Engage oscillation and tilt locks before driving with a load.