TRANSMISSION AND STEERING CONTROL
WARN I N G
To prevent injury, ensure that no personnel are working on or near machine.
To prevent injury, keep the machine under control at all times.
Reduce ground speed when you maneuver in tight quarters or when you are going over a
Select an appropriateground speed before you start downhill. When you go downhill, use
the same speed that would be used to go uphill. DO NOT allow the engine to overspeed
when you go downhill.
Use brake/deceleration pedal or ground speed control wheel to reduce ground speed.
To bring machine to a stop, move left joystick to HOLD position or depress brake/
deceleration pedal past detent spring.
Failure to follow these warnings may result in injury or death to personnel.
The machine has a hydrostatic drive system that transfers power from the engine to the tracks, eliminating the
need for a conventional transmission. Hydrostatic drive function (forward or reverse machine directional control) is
controlled by left joystick fore/aft movement.
In straight line driving, both tracks rotate at identical speeds. To cause the machine to turn, one track must be
slowed or sped up in relation to the other track. Steering function is controlled by left joystick side-to-side
Figure 3. Left Joystick Transmission and Steering Control.