STEERING THE FORKLlFT.
The forklift can be operated in three steering modes as selected with the steer select control switch:
4 wheel steer, 2 wheel steer, and crab steer.
Do not turn fast as this may cause the forklift to tip and possibly lose the
load. This is particularly true in the 4 wheel steering mode. Turn the
vehicle in a lower gear or a slower speed.
Before changing steering modes, synchronize steering, see para. 2-8, d.
Steering System Synchronization. Failure to follow this caution will result
in vehicle mistracking and tire damage.
The forks extend beyond the end of the carriage. Be aware of the swing
of the forks when turning. Allow for adequate clearance between the
forks and other objects.
4 Wheel Steering. Move the steer select control switch to the right position. The front wheels
will steer the direction that the steering wheel is turned; the rear wheels will steer in the opposite
direction. This mode allows an extremely short turn radius. It also enables the rear wheels to
follow the tracking of the front wheels which is an advantage in mud or sand conditions.
b. 2 Wheel Steering.
Move the steer select control switch to the center position. The front
wheels will steer in the direction that the steering wheel is turned. The rear wheels will remain in
the fixed forward position. This mode is used for on-highway travel or at higher speeds.