Spade Emplacement on Average SoilContinued
Drive vehicle backward very
slowly until supported on spade
(4). Refer to page 2-62.
Release spade control valve
Move transmission shift control
lever (3) into N (neutral) posi-
tion. Engage parking brake.
Lock suspension system before
performing tow winching or
boom lifting operation. Refer to
Spade Emplacement on Hard Ground
Spade emplacement on hard ground is the
same as for average soil except suspension
system must be locked. After lowering spade
Spade Emplacement on Ice, Concrete, or Very
to ground (step 3), lock suspension system
(step 8), and then perform steps 4 thru 7.