S T O P P I N G
EASE UP ON ACCELERATOR, leaving truck in gear range already selected.
LIGHTLY APPLY BRAKES ONCE OR TWICE, using engine brake to full advantage
for braking effect. If towing a trailer, lightly apply trailer brake hand control first
before applying service brakes. This will help slow your vehicle and prevent trailer
Always AVOID SUDDEN BRAKING on slick,roads; this can cause your truck to skid
and trailer to jackknife.
P A R K I N G
IF YOU HAVE TO PARK THE TRUCK ON AN ICY, SLUSHY, WET OR MUDDY
SURFACE, PLACE BOARDS, BRUSH OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT WILL PROVIDE
TRACTION UNDERNEATH TIRES. This will guard against tires freezing to the ground
or becoming pocketed in ice, and will provide some traction when your truck is
started and moving again.
Instead of setting parking brake, BLOCK TIRES AND LEAVE TRANSMISSION IN
Before you attempt fording with the M915A1 truck tractor, check the bottom surface
condition of the water body. Make sure the bottom surface is hard enough that you
can ford without exceeding the maximum fording depth of 20 inches. If the bottom
surface is too soft, do not attempt fording. Ford to the maximum depth for short periods
or short distances only.
MAKE SURE ENGINE IS OPERATING PROPERLY before entering water.
LUBRICATE UNPAINTED SURFACES to guard against rust and deterioration.
ENGAGE DRIVELINE LOCKING SYSTEM. Move differential lock/unlock control to
the LOCK position.
PUT TRANSMISSION IN A LOW GEAR RANGE. ENTER WATER SLOWLY.
FORD AT SPEEDS OF NO MORE THAN 3-4 MPH.
WHEN YOUR TRUCK EMERGES FROM WATER, APPLY BRAKES A FEW TIMES
TO HELP DRY OUT BRAKE LININGS. Make sure brakes are working properly before
driving truck at normal speeds.