General. Be careful. You know the vehicle and how it handles. Do not allow the vehicle to get out of
Careless driving can result in loss of control causing serious injury and damage.
Hard pavement. Care must be taken when driving on hard surfaces.
Crossing a ditch, shell hole, or trench.
Adjust vehicle speed and squarely approach an object or an obstacle. Warn crew
members to brace themselves. Secure hatches and doors.
When approaching ditch, shell hole, or trench, slow down by releasing accelerator. Use brake if
Put transmission selector into low (1st) gear.
As soon as vehicle reaches bottom and starts to climb, depress accelerator for power needed to
climb out of ditch.
Going over an obstacle.
Approach obstacle squarely. Warn crew members to brace themselves.
When approaching an obstacle (3.5 ft [1.1 m]) max. height, release accelerator, apply brake, and shift
to low (1st) gear.
Apply full power when starting over obstacle, release accelerator pedal on reaching crest and permit
vehicle to settle. Balance vehicle forward of crest so it begins to go down.
When front of track touches ground, add power and move on.
Starting vehicle on an upgrade. When vehicle is headed uphill, apply power before releasing brake to avoid
· Do not use transmission as a braking source for a long period of time:
transmission will overheat.
· Using service brakes too long will burn them out. Release and apply brakes
occasionally to cool them off.