2-40. M1088 TRACTOR WITH TRAILER OPERATION (CONT)
b. Backing Tractor With Trailer.
(1) Adjust side mirrors for best visibility (para 2-26c).
Position of assistant must be known at all times. Do not allow
anyone to stand between tractor and trailer, behind trailer, or under
trailer neck during coupling of tractor to trailer. Failure to comply
may result in serious injury or death to personnel or damage to
Use the aid of an assistant as a ground guide when backing M1088
(2) Back up slowly and pay close attention to signals of ground guide.
c. Braking, Stopping, and Parking Tractor With Trailer.
During normal operation, brakes of M1088 Tractor and attached trailer
are both applied when brake pedal is pressed.
(1) Press brake pedal (1) gradually and smoothly, keeping in mind that braking and
stopping distance increases when trailer is connected.