Except in the event of an emergency, the parking brake is not to be applied while the vehicle is in
motion. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
To reduce the speed of the vehicle, the driver is required to apply the brake. This action supplies air from the air reservoir to
the pneumatically operated brakes.
If the Low Air Pressure indicator comes on, and the warning buzzer sounds while the vehicle is in motion, the driver must stop
the vehicle as soon as possible.
5-10. HIGH-SPEED DRIVING.
The IHMEE requires an escort and may not exceed 42 mph (68 km/h) when operating on primary
roads. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment.
Caution MUST be exercised at all times when traveling or operating in off-road conditions or
extreme weather conditions, i.e., icy roads. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel and/
or damage to equipment.
Be aware that other road users may have difficulty in judging the speed of the IHMEE. To avoid the
possibility of an accident, it is important that the operator of this vehicle use caution and drive
defensively. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
The IHMEE is a large vehicle, over 28 ft. (8.6 m) long and 8 ft. (2.5 m) wide. When traveling on
the highway, the FEL and backhoe extend a considerable distance in front and behind the vehicle.
Operators are to be aware of the front and rear overhang and drive accordingly. Failure to comply
may result in injury or death to personnel.
Be aware that the FEL reduces forward visibility and may create blind spots. To reduce the
possibility of a collision when driving on the highway, use extreme caution. Failure to comply may
result in injury or death to personnel.
Do not drive or operate the FEL without the seat anchor securely fastened. Failure to comply may
result in injury or death to personnel in the event of a collision or other accident.
To avoid damaging the transmission and differentials, two-wheel drive must be selected and both
differentials must be unlocked before driving at highway speeds. Failure to comply may result in
damage to equipment.
The IHMEE is capable of maintaining an average speed of 42 mph (68 km/h) on the highway, allowing it to maintain position
in a convoy.
The use of the vehicle headlights, even in good visibility conditions, may help other road users become aware of the IHMEE.