OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE ON SNOW AND ICE - CONTINUED
Apply service brakes lightly and evenly. DO NOT pump service brake pedal.
Always avoid sudden braking.
Parking. If parking on icy, slushy, wet or muddy surfaces, place boards, brush or other materials that will provide traction
underneath tires. This will guard against tires freezing to the ground or becoming pocketed in ice, and will provide some
traction when vehicle is started and moving again.
Maximum fording depth is 60 in (1.5 m).
Check water depth in several places, thereby allowing for inconsistency of bottom. Ensure that bottom of stream is
hard enough to be forded, without exceeding maximum fording depth. Do not attempt to ford even the narrowest
stream that is more than 60 in (1.5 m) deep.
Ensure engine is operating properly and all indicators are indicating normal operating pressures and temperatures.
Lubricate unpainted surfaces to guard against rust and deterioration.
Place transmission in lower gear ranges and enter water slowly.
Ford at speeds of 3-4 mph (5-6 kph).
Allow engine to run for awhile to drive out any accumulated water.
Drain and dry any area where water has accumulated.
Check all fluids for signs of contamination and for proper levels.
Lubricate all grease fittings below water line.
If truck has operated in salt water, rinse the entire vehicle with fresh water as soon as possible.
Notify Organizational Maintenance to remove drain plug from engine flywheel housing and check for signs of water.