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TM 10-3930-242-12
NOTE:
MAKE SURE FLYWHEEL HOUSING DRAIN PLUG IS IN PLACE, AND START ENGINE (FIG. 2.2).
PULL-FORK LIFT CONTROL LEVER TO RAISE FORKS JUST HIGH ENOUGH TO
STEP 1:
CLEAR THE SURF.
NOTE:
IF TRANSPORTING A LOAD, PULL FORK EXTENSION CONTROL LEVER BACK TO RETRACT
LOAD AS CLOSE TO CENTER OF TRUCK AS POSSIBLE TO BALANCE LOAD.
STEP 2:
PLACE DRIVE SELECTOR LEVER (LOCATED TO REAR OF PARKING BRAKE) IN FOUR-
WHEEL DRIVE POSITION.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE AND APPLY SERVICE BRAKES.
STEP 3:
PLACE TRANSMISSION RANGE CONTROL LEVER IN DESIRED POSITION. NORMALLY A LOW-
STEP 4:
SPEED POSITION IS REQUIRED FOR SURF OPERATION.
PLACE FWO-NEUT-REV CONTROL LEVER IN POSITION FOR DESIRED DIRECTION OF
STEP 5:
TRAVEL.
RELEASE SERVICE BRAKE, PRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND PROCEED.
STEP 6:
NOTE:
JUST BEFORE ENTERING SURF, PLACE RADIATOR FAN CONTROL LEVER IN OFF POSITION.
WHEN LEAVING SURF, PLACE RADIATOR FAN CONTROL LEVER IN ON POSITION.
CAUTION:
DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO EXCEED 5-FOOT LEVEL MARK, MEASURED FROM CREST OF
WAVES. PROCEED SLOWLY THROUGH SURF, KEEPING CONSTANTLY ALERT FOR HOLES
AND OCEAN BOTTOM SOFTNESS. WHEN TIDE IS OUT, BOTTOM IS ESPECIALLY SOFT. IF
TRUCK BEGINS TO MIRE, DO NOT STOP: MANEUVER UNTIL FREE. DIFFERENTIAL LOCK MAY
BE USED WHEN NECESSARY TO GAIN ADDITIONAL TRACTION.
STEP 7:
OBSERVE RAMP OF LANDING CRAFT BEFORE ENTERING. ENTER FROM CENTER OF RAMP
ON WAVE RATHER THAN BETWEEN WAVES TO COMPENSATE FOR SHIFTING. KEEP SIGHT
ON TOP OF LEFT FORK. USE FORK TILT CONTROL LEVER TO BALANCE LOAD WHEN
GOING UP OR DOWN RAMP.
CAUTION:
BRAKES ARE LESS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEAVING SURF.
NOTE:
IF CONDITIONS WARRANT THE USE OF FOUR-WHEEL STEERING, ALINE FRONT WHEELS,
PLACE FMD-NEUT-REV CONTROL LEVER IN FORWARD POSITION AND PLACE CRAB AND
CRAMP CONTROL LEVER IN DESIRED POSITION:
NOTE:
CRAMPING IS NOT RECCMMENDED FOR SOFT TERRAIN.
NOTE:
AFTER OPERATION IN SURF, SEE LO 10-3930-242-12-1, NOTE 6 AND NOTE 7.
Figure 2-4. Driving in surf
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