2-11. OPERATING PROCEDURES-Continued.
Raise spade and release lock by pushing manual spade release handle (1) or hydraulic spade
release button (2).
Move SPADE operating lever (3) and LOWER or RAISE for desired operation.
Spade may be used for light earth moving and leveling (dozing) for preparation of
recovery only. Use only lower edge of spade to perform light earth moving. Do
not dig spade deep into ground for use as a dozer blade.
Lower blade until it touches ground. Keep lever in LOWER, return engine to idle, shift transmission to
3rd gear, release brake, and move vehicle forward slowly. When it stabilizes over spade, shift lever
to HOLD. Shift transmission to P and depress brake. Increase engine speed to 1800 rpm and
continue with recovery operation.