2-10. INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS, CHECKS, AND SELF-TEST-Continued.
Putting Vehicle in Motion.
· Secure covers, hatches, and doors before moving vehicle to avoid injuring
· Before moving out:
Ensure boom and spade are properly secured.
Check area around vehicle to avoid injuring personnel or damaging nearby
Vehicle is equipped with either a push in or a turn style throttle.
Push throttle (1) or turn hand throttle (2) all the way in so engine is at low idle (675 to 725 rpm).
Hold brake down and shift to desired gear.
Release brake and accelerate to desired speed.
· Do not use hand throttle in place of accelerator for speed control except in an
· If track is thrown while driving, do not use the brake. Let off accelerator and
coast to a stop.
Transmission Shift Selection.
P. Use when: