FORD WATER UP TO 40 INCHES DEEP Continued
Choose spot to enter and exit water. Look for firm ground without rocks, stumps, or other obstacles. Avoid steep slopes
and soft ground.
Ensure the maximum speed of the water current allowable at 30 to 40 inches of depth is 2.5 mph (4.0 kilometers, double
time or a fast walking speed), 20 to 30 inches of depth is 4 mph (6.5 kilometers, double time or fast walk), at 10 to 20
inches of depth is 6 mph (9.6 kilometers, jog or slow run, below top of roadwheel), at 10 inches or less is 10 mph (16.1
Unblock carrier tracks (WP 0038 00).
START ENGINE (M548A1) (WP 0013 00) (M548A3) (WP 0014 00).
Place BILGE PUMP switch ON.
Place transmission shift controller in 1-2 range and enter water (WP 0020 00) (WP 0021 00).
Proceed slowly. Watch out for obstacles under water.
If you ever think carrier is in danger of swamping, head for the nearest shore. You can speed up
if that will help, but do it smoothly.
Head for the bank as evenly as you can. Maneuver a little if you need to, so both tracks are balanced and grip the ground
firmly. Give it enough throttle to climb out straight and smooth.