OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE IN MUD OR SOFT SURFACES - CONTINUED
Maintain steady pressure on accelerator pedal to keep vehicle rolling until solid ground is reached. Do not accelerate to
point where wheels spin, if possible.
If vehicle gets stuck, shovel a clear path ahead of each tire and try to pull out slowly in a low gear. Boards, brush, or sim-
ilar materials may be placed under tires to provide traction.
Maintain steady, even movement with transmission in lower gears. Use 4-wheel drive as required. Try to keep vehicle
rolling without straining engine and powertrain. If vehicle gets stuck, notify Organizational Maintenance.
If these efforts fail and it becomes evident that vehicle will not free itself, notify Organizational Maintenance to arrange
for another vehicle to tow out RTCH.
Clean and inspect propeller shafts for proper lubrication.
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 22 in. of vacuum (WP 0014 00).
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
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 sandblasting when not in use.
h. Clean, inspect, and lubricate propeller shafts more frequently.