DRIVING VEHICLE CONTINUED
Do not attempt to drive M578
Recovery Vehicle until you are
thoroughly familiar with all con-
trols, instruments, and pro-
cedures. Read and heed all
WARNINGS and CAUTIONS
which apply to safe operation
of vehicle and accessories.
Before moving vehicles, make sure of the
That boom is centered forward over
vehicle and single boom block is secured
That all basic issue items are stowed and
That lockout control valve handle (1) is
in UNLOCKED position and SUSPENSION
LOCKED indicator light (2) is OFF.
l Reduce engine speed to
(650-700 rpm) before shift-
ing transmission into gear.
l Do not shift into reverse gear
unless vehicle is at a dead
stop and engine is operating
at idle rpm.
l When starting on a hill, de-
press brake and place trans-
mission in low 1 position,
increase engine speed and
l Dont hold vehicle on an up-
grade by using accelerator as
a brake. Transmission will
Do not coast down grade.
Downshift when going down
steep hills. Use range 2 or 3
on long grades (0-15%),
and range 1 on steep grades
(15 - 30%).
This vehicle has a semiauto-
matic transmission. it must
be shifted manually.
Depress brake pedal (1), lift up on park-
ing brake handle (2), and push in on
parking brake handle to release parking
With brake pedal (1) depressed, engine
running at 650-700 rpm, release shift
lever latch (3) and shift from N (neutral)
to range 1.
Release brake pedal (1) and depress ac-
celerator (4) to obtain necessary vehicle
speed. Shift through gear ranges to
necessary speed range. Refer to page
2-60 for information-on the range to use
for different conditions.