M977 Through M985 General Operating Procedures (Cont)
2-11. DRIVE VEHICLE (CONT).
Use R (reverse) to move vehicle backwards.
Use N (neutral) to:
Shift transfer case.
Operate auxiliary equipment.
Use D (drive) to:
Drive in normal conditions.
Move forward from a stop.
Use (up), (down) to adjust gear settings as required.
Use 4, 3, or 2 (fourth, third, or second gear range) to:
Drive in off-road conditions.
Drive in city traffic.
Haul a heavy load.
Drive down moderate grades.
Drive in other conditions as needed.
Use 1 (first gear range) when:
Maximum pulling power is required.
Negotiating steep grades.
Negotiating through mud or snow.