UNUSUAL TERRAIN OPERATION
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Mud, Snow, Ice, Sand and Dust
WP 0111 00
Use first gear when driving through mud to prevent digging in. Go up and down grades as straight as possible and
avoid sharp turns. If vehicle becomes stuck, get towed out. In cold weather operation, park on high, dry ground,
on planks or on brush. Chock vehicle if necessary. This will keep the tracks from freezing to the ground. Clean
the tracks and wheels of mud before it freezes.
You can drive over heavily crusted snow. If vehicle breaks through the crust, shift to first gear and drive slowly to
get back on top. Go up and down grades as straight as possible and avoid sharp turns. When snow is soft or fine,
Drive carefully and steadily on ice. If vehicle starts to skid, let off the accelerator. Move out slowly.
SAND AND DUST
Be careful not to spin the tracks. If you do, slow down and use the proper gear to move steadily. Do not let the en-
gine labor for too long. It might overheat. When traveling in soft sand, do not make sharp turns in first gear. The
tracks will be thrown because of sand building up in the suspension system. Wide turns should be made in second
or third gear. Monitor air cleaner restriction indicator gauge, located above air cleaners, for clogging conditions.
Clear filters if necessary (WP 0111 00).
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