If tractor becomes mired (stuck) while the semitrailer is still on solid surface,
recovery may be achieved by pulling rearward, from the rear of the semitrailer,
using a recovery vehicle.
a. No special preparation of semitrailer is required prior to fording-
b. Check both entry and exit slopes for maximum angles of 15 percent. Check both slopes for excessive or high
c. Check bottom of stream to be sure that it is firm enough to support semitrailer and is free of underwater obstacles.
d. Enter water as perpendicular to stream as possible.
e. Keep tractor/semitrailer combination in as straight a line as possible.
f. Maintain an even speed.
g. Exit stream as perpendicular to stream as possible.
h. When clear of stream and on level terrain, make several gradual stops to clear water from brakes and to be stire
brakes work properly.
i. No special maintenance of semitrailer is required after fording; however, suspension and steering components
should be scheduled for lubrication as soon as practical.