d. Set vehicle lighting switch (1) for
Shift to the next higher gear position at a road speed just below
the maximum speed indicated on the data plate (10). Shifting
too soon or too late causes undue wear on the power train.
Do not allow engine speed to exceed 2100 rpm as shown on
tachometer (3) or tachograph (4) in any gear shift lever position.
Do not down-shift gearshift lever (2) more than one position at
a time. Do not down-shift transmission above 1600 rpm.
e. Depress service brake pedal (8), release parking brake lever (6), and release service
brake pedal (8).
f. Depress clutch pedal (9) all the way and place gearshift lever (2) in first or reverse -
gear, depending on desired direction of travel.
It is mandatory that first (low) transmission gear be used to place
vehicle in forward motion under all normal conditions.
g. Place transfer selector lever (5) in proper range for load and expected terrain
h. Release clutch pedal (9) slowly and depress accelerator pedal (7) to increase vehicle
Do not ride clutch by resting foot on clutch pedal (9) while driving
or when stopped with engine at idle. This causes heat buildup,
premature wear, and damage to equipment. Clutch pedal (9) must
be fully released while vehicle is in operation.
i. When vehicle speed approaches maximum road speed for gear position used in
starting, and higher speed is desired, depress clutch pedal (9). Shift gearshift lever (2) to
next higher gear position, as shown on data plate (10). Release clutch pedal slowly and at
the same time, depress accelerator pedal (7).