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, try to pull out slowly in a low gear. Boards, brush, or similar materials may be placed under tires to
Notify Organizational Maintenance to clean and inspect propeller shafts for proper lubrication.
OPERATE IN SANDY OR DUSTY CONDITIONS
Maintain steady, even movement with transmission in lower gears. Use four-wheel drive as required. Try to keep vehicle
rolling without straining engine and powertrain. If vehicle gets stuck, notify Organizational Maintenance.
If vehicle bogs down after tire pressure has been reduced, place boards, brush, canvas, or similar materials under and in
front of tires after shoveling a clear path ahead of each tire. This should improve traction.
If these efforts fail and it becomes evident that vehicle will not free itself, have another vehicle tow stuck vehicle.
Whenever operating in sandy or dusty areas, you should:
Service engine air cleaner and cab air filter more frequently.
Make sure each tire has a valve cap.
Check engine and transmission temperature and engine oil pressure frequently.
If vehicle overheats, stop and find out why. Service or notify Organizational Maintenance, as necessary.
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.
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.
Cover window glass to protect against sand blasting.
Notify Organizational Maintenance to clean, inspect, and lubricate propeller shafts more frequently.
OPERATE IN WOODS OR ON ROCKY TERRAIN
Ensure vehicle can clear any obstructions and try to avoid low hanging tree limbs which might cause damage.
OPERATE ON SNOW AND ICE
Accelerate slowly to avoid spinning tires.
Drive at slower speeds.
Give signals sooner.
Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to stop. This will also help to avoid skidding.
Maintain double the normal distance from the vehicle ahead.
Keep windshields, windows, mirrors, and lights clean and free of snow and ice. Use defroster to help keep glass free
of snow and ice.
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 four-wheel drive as required.
Ease up on accelerator, leaving vehicle in gear.