2-46. OPERATION IN SAND OR MUD
Keep glass surfaces covered with a tarp during blowing sand conditions.
Use care when cleaning to prevent scratching glass surfaces. Failure to
comply may result in scratched glass surfaces.
Check AIR FILTER RESTRICTION gauge often. If yellow diaphragm enters red
zone, shut down engine immediately and service air filter (para 3-9). Failure to
comply may result in damage to equipment.
a. Press CTIS mode to SAND (1).
Operating in mud causes brake linings to get wet and can impair vehicle
braking. Dry brakes by driving vehicle about 500 ft (153 m) while applying
service brakes often. If adequate braking is not restored by drying brakes,
notify Unit Maintenance.
Failure to comply may result in injury to
personnel or damage to equipment.
b. Press MODE select button (2) on WTEC II TEPSS (3) or WTEC III TPSS (3) to select
desired transmission gear.
c. Accelerate slowly so tires do not spin and dig in sand or mud.
d. Press lower gear range button (4) on WTEC II TEPSS (3) or WTEC III TPSS (3).
e. Keep accelerator pedal (5) steady after vehicle reaches desired speed.
f. Turn vehicle slowly when in loose sand or mud.