DRIVE CARRIER (M548A3) Continued
If a track carrier gets out of control and overturns, it is safer to stay in the carrier than to try to
get out while the carrier is still moving. You may receive slight injuries from being thrown
against metal parts; but if you try to leave the carrier, it may roll over and crush you. Once the
carrier stops moving, get out as fast as possible because spilled fuel and oil may catch on fire.
The first thing the driver should do in such an emergency is shut off the engine and turn off the
master switch to minimize the fire hazard.
If you break a track shoe or carrier throws a track, use extreme CAUTION to maintain carrier
control. Immediately release accelerator and let carrier coast to a stop. Do not use brakes or
steering controls unless you are about to enter a more hazardous situation.
Use 1-2 range until you get used to driving carrier.