PUTTING YOUR TRUCK IN MOTION
a. Check gages to ensure that the truck is ready for operation.
Engine oil pressure is at least 10 psi at low idle speed; a cold engine will read
Water temperatures is 160°F (180°F if pulling a load).
Air pressure is 105 - 140 psi. At pressures below 60 psi the brakes will not
The low air pressure warning lamp and buzzer should go off.
Voltmeter should indicate normal (mid-range on the dial).
Fuel gage should indicate that there is sufficient fuel for the intended mission.
b. Turn on lamps, as appropriate, for existing conditions.
c. Depress transmission selector lever pushbutton and move selector lever until gear
range indicator alines with the desired position on the gear range dial. The vehi-
cle will always start in 1st Gear and automatically shift up to the highest gear
shown for the range selected. Use the 1-5 gear range for all normal driving
conditions. For further information on gear range choices, see USE OF
TRANSMISSION GEAR RANGE SELECTOR POSITIONS which follows.