Section III. OPERATION UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS
Assembly and Preparation for Use
Before operating a new or reconditioned vehicle, make sure Unit maintenance services the
Initial Adjustment and Daily Checks
Perform the preventive maintenance checksand services (PMCS) in Section II of thischapter
to make sure all adjustments and checks are completed.
Be familiar with all controls, instruments, and procedures before attempting to operate the
l Fasten the seatbelt. Drive carefully. Take it easy until you
can operate with skill.
l Protect your hearing. Due to high-intensity noise, hearing
protection is required while operating vehicle.
l If a track is thrown while vehicle is moving, do not apply the
brake; rather, allow vehicle to coast to a halt.
l Do not move vehicle until all latches and doors are secured
in closed position and all equipment is properly stowed.
l Never leave vehicle unattended while engine is running.
l This vehicle does not have an automatic transmission. It
must be shifted manually.
l To prevent overheating and damage to transmission and
engine, observe the following precautions:
-When starting from a halt, begin with transmission selector
lever in first gear.
- Do not hold vehicle on an incline with transmission in gear.
- Prior to shutting down engine, set hand throttle at 1000-
1200 rpm for three to five minutes or until coolant
temperature measures 185OF or lower. Then run at idle for
one to three minutes.