2-18. DRIVING TIPS.
BE ALERT for personnel in area while operating truck.
Always check to ensure area is clear of personnel and
obstructions before moving out. Failure to follow this
warning may result in serious injury or death to person-
Governed speed is 2100 rpm. If engine is allowed to
exceed governed speed, serious engine or transmission
damage may result.
Check gages and indicators frequently. If gage or indicator shows an
abnormal reading or warning light comes on, bring vehicle to a safe stop, shut down
engine (paragraph 2-20), and investigate cause.
Steering wheel should not be held at full steer for more
than 10 seconds. This could result in overheating of oil,
loss of oil from power steering reservoir, and pump gear
Avoid over steering. Become familiar with steering characteristics of
vehicle before attempting maneuvers in limited space.
Drive efficiently and economically.
Driving at Highway Speed. Recommended normal highway
cruising range is 1800 - 1900 rpm. If operating on hilly terrain, in high winds, or in
other conditions that make it impractical to operate without reserve power, operate
vehicle in lower gear.
Driving in City. When slowing for posted speed zones,
remain in Drive (D) position and reduce engine rpm.
Driving Uphill (under load). Proper use of gears shortens
time on hills and minimize amount of shifting. As vehicle starts uphill, press accelera-
tor pedal as required to maintain speed.