OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATE IN SANDY OR DUSTY CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
Whenever operating in sandy or dusty areas, you should:
Ensure each tire has a valve cap.
Check engine and transmission temperature and engine oil pressure frequently.
If vehicle overheats, stop and find out why. Service vehicle or notify Unit Mainte-
nance, as necessary.
Ensure engine oil filler tube and transmission fluid filler tube are cleaned before
dipsticks are removed to check fluid levels. Clean accumulations of sand and dirt
from around any fluid filler locations before checking or adding fluids.
Clean spouts of fuel containers and areas around filler caps on fuel tanks before
adding fuel. Under extremely sandy or dusty conditions, filter fuel when filling
Cover window glass to protect against sand blasting.
Notify Unit Maintenance to clean, inspect, and lubricate propeller shafts more fre-
OPERATE IN WOODS OR ON ROCKY TERRAIN
Ensure vehicle can clear any obstructions and try to avoid low hanging tree limbs which
might cause damage.
Ensure spare wheel and tire assembly is available.
OPERATE ON SNOW AND ICE
Accelerate slowly to avoid spinning tires.
Drive at slower speeds.
Give signals sooner.
Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to stop. This also
helps to avoid skidding.
Maintain double the normal distance from the vehicle ahead.
Keep windshields, windows, mirrors, headlights, stoplights, body lights,
and collision warning system (CWS) antenna and side sensor clean and free
of snow and ice. Use defroster to help keep windshield and window glass
free of snow and ice.
Descend moderate grades in gear normally used for ascending same grade.
On steep or very slippery grades, place inter-axle lockout control valve
lever in LOCK position and use at least one gear lower.