2-10. INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS, CHECKS, AND SELF-TEST-Continued.
Backward downhill steering-in forward (1st) gear. Transmission shift selection: 1st.
As stated above, use reverse gear for braking ONLY in extreme conditions.
Vehicle must be STOPPED before shifting to R.
Turning in sand.
When turning in sand, shift to 2nd or 3rd gear and make gradual turns.
If sharp turns are made in 1st gear, track can be thrown. This is because of sand buildup on track.
Release accelerator pedal and depress
Come to a complete stop, shift to P, and
Increase engine idle to 1000 to 2000
rpm for long halts.