DRIVE CARRIER (M548A1) Continued
Avoid oversteering at high speeds to prevent skidding or carrier upset. Personnel may be killed
or injured if carrier overturns. Use caution when turning on hills or side slopes, or at high
Take care not to oversteer or go too fast, especially on hard pavement. You could lose control of carrier.
Decelerate when carrier approaches brink of a trench or ditch and at a crest or on downgrade
of a hill to avoid losing control of carrier and injury. Accelerate when carrier bottoms in a
trench or ditch or when climbing a hill.
Slow down when you get to the top of a hill or the edge of a trench or ditch.
Use a low range (1 or 1-2) when driving down steep hills, and keep your speed down. Going down a trench or ditch, take
care not to let the front of the carrier dig in at the bottom.
On loose sand, dirt, or rock, especially on side slopes, steer in several short turns to let track clear itself of rocks, dirt,
branches, and other junk. In really heavy sand, mud, snow, or heavy growth, have unit maintenance take off track
Dont use engine and transmission to hold carrier on a slope. Use brakes or block tracks with large rocks or logs.
Except in an emergency, dont use hand throttle for driving.