SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION
The transmission is equipped with shift inhibitor which restricts movement of shift
lever. This prevents downshifting of transmission until vehicle speed drops within
correct operating limits for desired gear range.
While downshifting, always brake vehicle to prevent vehicle speed from overrun-
ning engine speed.
Always shift to a lower transmission gear range when
engine RPM is less than 1725.
Never descend an incline with transmission In neutral.
Do not hold vehicle on incline with transmission In gear;
instead, lock brake and shift transmission to neutral.
NEUTRAL (N) should be used when:
Vehicle is stopped or parked.
Engine is being started or shut down.
FIRST GEAR (1) should be used when:
Setting vehicle in forward motion
during field operation; upshift to
higher gear when vehicle speed per-
Ascending or descending steep
grades and on soft, muddy or rough
l Making short, forward radius turns. Short radius turns on hard surfaces
should be initiated from a standstill. Top speed is 6 mph.