SHIFTING THE TRANSMISSION
The transmission is equipped with a shift inhibitor that restricts movement of the transmission selector 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 overrunning engine speed.
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.
Always shift to a lower transmission gear range when engine rpm Is
less than 1725.
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
Ascending or descending steep grades and driving
on soft, muddy, or rough terrain.
Making short, forward radius turns. Short forward
radius turns on hard surfaces should be initiated
from a standstill. Top speed is 6 mph.