GEAR SELECTION COLUMN SWITCH CONTINUED
Operation Gear Mode Selection
Do not change from a high gear to a low gear (for instance, 4th to 1st) in one sudden movement
while the machine is moving. When selecting lower gears, allow the engine speed to drop before
each gear change. Failure to follow this caution may lead to damage to equipment.
When moving or stationary, to select a gear mode, rotate the barrel (Figure 26, Item 4) so that the arrow (Figure 26,
Item 5) marked on the lever aligns with the required gear number.
When selecting lower gears, allow the engine speed to drop before each gear change.
Should you select any steering mode other than 2WS or any suspension mode other than travel
mode, the transmission will be restricted to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears.
Figure 26. Gear Mode Selection Operation
Forward/Reverse Mode Selection Operation
If you operate the forward/reverse lever while traveling, the machine will maintain its current
direction of travel. It will not select the opposite direction until the machine comes to rest. Follow
the recommended procedure for proper use of this selector. Failure to follow this caution may result
in damage to equipment.
All four gear modes are available for both forward and reverse direction of travel.
Ensure the neutral lock (Figure 27, Item 2) is deselected. Stop the machine before moving the forward/reverse lever (Figure
27, Item 3). To select Forward, Reverse, or Neutral, move the lever (Figure 27, Item 3) to the required position.