2-10. INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS, CHECKS, AND SELF-TEST-Continued.
Going down steep grades. When going down a steep hill, shift transmission to 1st. Apply brake now and
then to help slow down. In an emergency on a long descent:
Shift into R when headed down grade.
Open throttle enough to brake vehicle and keep engine from stalling.
Steering direction is reversed when in reverse gear, so be careful. See paragraph 2-10h.
Driving down a steep hill backwards. In an emergency:
Shift into 1st when headed downhill.
Use engine as brake. This prevents service brakes from burning out. Brake only when necessary.
Secure covers, doors, and hatches before moving vehicle to avoid injuring
Climbing steep grades on uphill recovery operations. Ensure FORWARD TANK FUEL VALVE (see para.
2-11i) is closed. This prevents fuel from draining into rear tanks and starving fuel pump.
Stopping Main Engine.
Personnel must stay clear of engine and APU exhaust areas during and
immediately after engine operations. Contact with these areas can cause severe
burns. Smoke generator toxic fumes should not be inhaled. Clear area of all
personnel and keep vehicle downwind of installation during test.
Fill fuel tanks when finished with daily operations to prevent condensation. Use
diesel fuel only.