OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE IN EXTREME HEAT - CONTINUED
Check water temperature gage and stop if temperature is unusually high. Allow
vehicle to cool down.
Check cooling system, air cleaner, air cleaner restriction indicator, engine oil level,
and radiator fins frequently. Perform necessary services and notify Unit Mainte-
nance of any unusual gage readings or problems.
Notify Unit Maintenance to shorten differential oil change interval.
Park vehicle under cover, if possible. If shelter is not available, cover vehicle with
tarpaulins. If there arent enough tarps to cover entire vehicle, arrange tarps around
engine compartment and over radiator to keep sand and dust out. Cover window
glass to protect against sand blasting.
Ensure all tires are inflated to proper pressure.
Check frequently for rust and fungus growth. Clean and lubricate vehicle to help
OPERATE IN MUD OR SOFT SURFACES
Before entering mud or other soft surfaces, check conditions, stop vehicle, and select
appropriate transmission gear range. Place inter-axle lockout control valve lever in
LOCK position. Enter soft area at a medium speed for gear range selected.
Maintain steady pressure on accelerator pedal to keep vehicle rolling until solid ground is
reached. Do not accelerate to point where wheels spin and do not stop, if possible.
If vehicle gets stuck, try to pull out slowly in a low gear. Boards, brush, or similar materi-
als may be placed under tires to provide traction.
When vehicle reaches hard surface, place inter-axle lockout control valve lever in
Notify Unit Maintenance to clean and inspect propeller shafts for proper lubrication.
Maximum fording depth is 20 in. (50.8 cm).
Ford to maximum depth for short periods and short distances only. Vehicles can ford
to maximum depth for five minutes without requiring maintenance to continue