The loader may safely be subjected to depths up to 30-inches. Observe the following
when fording any body of water:
a. Before Fording_.
Check depth of the water, allowing for the consistency of the
bottom. Don-t attempt to ford even the narrowest stream more than 30-inches deep.
Make sure the engine is operating at full efficiency before fording.
b. During Fording. Shift the transmission in low speed range and speed up the en-
gine to minimize the danger of stalling. Enter the water slowly to minimize surges
of backwash into the engine compartment. Speed must not exceed three to four mph. If
stalling or complete submersion occurs, notify higher level of maintenance.
c. After Fording. Lubricate the loader completely; as soon as possible, after