Clutch is disengaged when clutch pedal is adequately depressed. Clutch is
engaged when clutch pedal is released. Avoid slipping clutch by starting in 1st
gear and by fully engaging clutch (fully releasing clutch pedal) before increasing
engine rpm with accelerator pedal.
Vehicles are equipped with a clutch brake. Clutch brake engagement occurs in the
last 2 in. (5 cm) of clutch pedal travel. The clutch brake stops rotation of the input
shaft to prevent grinding of gears when shifting into 1st gear or reverse (R), when
vehicle is stopped. The clutch brake is never used when shifting between gears or
performing splitter shift when vehicle is moving.
The following figure details clutch operation.
Always use clutch brake when shifting into 1st gear or reverse (R). Failure to comply may
result in damage to equipment.
When shifting into 1st gear or reverse (R) (vehicle not moving), depress clutch pedal (Figure 4, Item 1) fully
(depress to floor) to disengage clutch and engage clutch brake.