1st. Use when:
Going up or down steep slopes.
Soft, muddy, or very rough ground.
Crossing a ditch, shell hole, or
Start of towing operation.
(e) When backing down steep hill.
In an emergency when going forward down a very steep slope, 50 to 60%. Brake vehicle by shifting
to R on slope of hill. Stop before shifting into or out of reverse. When you go down, speed up engine
to increase braking and to keep engine from stalling.
Shift from 1st to 2nd gear when going above 5 mph (8 km/h).
R. Use when:
Steers opposite when shifted to R.
Turn wheel right-move left. Turn
wheel left-move right.
Be careful when steering vehicle. It does not handle like a car. Do not make short,
jerky turns or stops. Injury to personnel and damage to equipment can result if
these instructions are not followed.