DRIVE CARRIER (M548A3) Continued
16. To stop carrier, press down on brake pedal with smooth, gradual pressure.
SELECT DRIVING RANGE
Move the transmission shift controller sideways against its spring to guide it through the shift
SL (steering lock) position range is for locking steering wheel in center position. Used during starting, idling and engine
Before shifting to R (reverse) position, stop carrier and let engine return to 600650 rpm.
Avoid prolonged engine idling. This causes coolant temperature to drop below operating
temperature and is detrimental to the life of the engine. Engine should be run at 1,000 to 1,200
rpm under no-load conditions for prolonged idle.
R RANGE (reverse) range is used for reversing the carrier in both water and on land. R range can also be used to slow
the carrier when drifting forward.