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Section 4: Operating Instructions



Sudden hard braking pressure can throw occupants forward causing body injury and death. Whenever possible, apply pressure to the brake pedal gently and increase presser slowly until desired braking force is achieved.

gear only after reaching sufficient speed and engine RPM. Continue shifting up to the next higher gear until highest gear is reached. Shift down one or two gears if loss of engine power is noticed.

Always place gearshift in first gear when descending a steep grade under load to make use of the additional braking force provided by the engine.

#11 Brake Pedal: Slows vehicle speed quickly and stops vehicle. Slow vehicle speed quickly by removing your foot from the accelerator pedal and then apply pressure to the brake pedal. Apply clutch and brake pedal before coming to a complete stop.




NOTE: Do not rest foot on brake pedal while driving vehicle except when slowing or stopping. Pressure on the brake pedal will shorten life expectancy of brake liners.



Hand Operated Controls Refer to Figure 4-3

#12 Park Brake Lever: The park brake lever is located on the floor board right of the operator and should be set at all times the vehicle is not in operation. Push the lever forward to the horizontal position to set the brake. Release the brake by pulling back on the lever to the vertical position. Do not drive vehicle with park brake on.


Figure 4-3

The knob on the end of the handle may be turned to make minor adjustments to the braking capabilities. Major adjustments should be made at either end of the brake cable.

#13 Dump Lever: Dump lever activates the hydraulic cylinder to raise and lower the cargo box. Push lever forward to raise cargo box. Pull lever back to lower cargo box.

Fuel Indicator Refer to Figure 4-4

#16 Fuel Gauge: The fuel gauge, located on the gas tank, displays approximately how much fuel you have in the fuel tank. Always park the vehicle on level ground to get an accurate reading. The fuel tank is empty when the fuel gauge needle points to E and full when the needle points to F.

#14 Auxiliary Lever: Auxiliary lever is used to operate a hydraulic cylinder on a front mounted snow blade or to operate equipment pulled by the Gondo. Additional accessories must be purchased to make hydraulic connections.

IMPORTANT: Release dump lever immediately when cargo box is fully up or down to extend hydraulic seal life and to prevent overheating.


#15 Gear Shift Lever: Changes transmission gears from neutral to one of the four forward speeds or reverse. Always start engine with gear shift in neutral. Follow the shift pattern on the shift lever to find your selected gear.

Always start in first gear when under load or on an incline. You may start in second gear if on the level with no load and no incline. Shift up to the next higher

Figure 4-4



4400EX Heavy Duty Off Road Utility Vehicle 720-051M


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