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1JTF-GTMO ATV (MULES/GATORS) SAFETY TRAININGNote: There are several different models of Mules and Gators,therefore items may vary slightly from shown in this training.UPDATED JAN 2013
2WARNINGRead, understand, and follow all of the instructions and safety precautions in the manual and on all product labels.Failure to follow the safety precautions could result in loss of license, serious injury or death.The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.When operating on unpaved roads, speed will not exceed the pace of a brisk walk. Thevehicle cab frame is not intended toprovide roll-over protection.
3JTF-GTMO Mule & Gator Safety Training You must have a valid JTF Drivers License to operate thisvehicleNever stand in front of or behind vehicle while it is parkedOnly two riders per front seatAlways wear your seatbeltFollow all posted speed limits and traffic/warning signs.Maximum speed limit is 25 MPH, 15 MPH in housing andresidential areas and 5 MPH when passing Troopers marchingAlways wear appropriate safety attireNo horseplay. These vehicles are not toys and must always betreated with respect
4Safety Equipment & Attire Minimum operator safety equipment including eyeprotection, long or short pants, shirt and enclosed footwear.No sandals, sling-backs, etc.
5Safety Equipment & Attire Although there are various models, each is equipped withwindshields, headlights, taillights, signal lights, seatbelts,mirrors and reflectors. All safety equipment must be checkedand functional.Windshield should always be in the down and secure positionwhen driving.Headlights must be used fromsunset to sunriseMost models are not equippedwith windshield wipers andwe discourage driving themwhile it’s raining!
6JTF-GTMO Mule & Gator Safety Training Operate vehicle from driver’s side onlyDo not start vehicle until all riders are seatedRemain seated and hold on in moving vehicleKeep arms, legs, feet and body inside vehicleDo not shift the Forward/Reverse handle orswitch while the vehicle is in motion. To avoidinjury to an unsuspecting passenger ordamage to the vehicle, always bring the vehicleto a complete stop before shifting the handleor switch
7JTF-GTMO Mule & Gator Safety Training Drive slowly in turns to prevent rolloverDrive straight up and down slopes to prevent rolloverSet parking brake before leaving vehicle unattendedRemove key when vehicle is not in usePlace shift lever in neutral when vehicle is not in use
8Controls - Mule (May vary in location based on make and model) Parking Break IndicatorFuel Injection WarningMirrorSpeedometer/MileageFuel Gauge/Hour meterIgnition SwitchGearSelector4x4LeverGloveCompartmentSeatbeltFuel TankBrakePeddleAccelerator
9Controls - Mule (May vary in location based on make and model) Turn SignalLever - Does not turn off automatically, besure to turn off topreserve battery.Oil GaugeTemperatureGaugeHornHeadlightSwitchGloveCompartmentHoodReleaseParking BrakeSeatbelt
10Controls – Mule Shift Lever (May vary in location based on make and model) L – LowUse for maximum torque when climbing hills, pulling trailer, heavy loads or keeping constant low speedGear Shift LeverH – HighUse for greater speedrange for ordinary use2WD-4WD ShiftLever2 Wheel DrivePosition4 Wheel DrivePositionN – NeutralAlways keep in this position when parked or startingR - Reverse
11Controls – Gator (May vary in location based on make and model) Oil GaugeGloveCompartmentTurn SignalButton – Does notturn off automatically, besure to turn off topreserve battery.Hazard LightSwitchChokePull out to start if engine is cold. Return to off position once engine is running.Gear Shift LeverGear Positions:L - LowH - HighN - NeutralR - ReverseIgnition SwitchAcceleratorHeadlightSwitchParking BrakeBrake Pedal
12Controls – Gator (May vary in location based on make and model) Gear Shift LeverSeatbeltTraction AssistLever – Provides bettertraction when rear wheelsstart to slip.Parking BrakeFuelGaugeFuelTank
13Operating Instructions Study and understand controlsEnsure everyone is seatedBefore driving, read safety warnings located on dashboardTo start engine:Place shift lever in “N” Neutral positionDepress brake pedalTurn key switch to “START” position and release
14Operating Instructions To operate vehicle:Make sure wheels are turned in desired directionEnsure no obstructions are in your path of travelSelect vehicle direction by placing shift lever in desired position: H-High N- Neutral R- ReverseRelease the parking brakeSlowly press accelerator pedal to increase speedAccelerator pedal must be released to shift vehicle to neutralTo stop vehicle:Release accelerator pedal and press brake pedalAfter stopping pull up parking brake until secureTurn key to “OFF” position, remove key and place shift lever in neutral position when not in us
15WARNING Driving Uphill 15° Max Always drive straight uphillAvoid Steep Hills(15 ° Maximum)Keep both feet on the floor boardProceed at a steady rate of speed15° MaxWARNINGClimbing hills improperly can cause loss of control and vehicle roll-overs. Check the terrain carefully before climbing hills.
16WARNING Driving in Reverse Failure to use caution when operating in reverse can result in serious injury or deathBack SlowlyApply the brakes lightly for stoppingAvoid turning at sharp anglesAlways avoid backing downhillNever open the throttle suddenly when backingAlways inspect left and right fields of vision before backing
17Vehicle LoadingVehicle rated capacity lbs. on level surface - (Cargo bedload, passengers, plus gross trailer weight)Maximum cargo bed load – 800 lbs. (Cargo bed load plus grosstrailer weight)Maximum trailer hitch tongue weight – 100 lbsAvoid stopping on or backing down steep hills when fullyloaded.Do not place a load on tailgateCargo should be evenly spread over the floor of cargo bed asfar forward towards the cab as possibleSecure loads to prevent load shiftingFor vehicle stability, drive slowly when loaded and avoid topheavy loads. The center of gravity of load must not exceed 15inches above cargo bed bottomDo not allow riders in the cargo bed
18PassengersWARNINGDriving with passengers in the cargo box can result in serious injury or death. Never allow passengers to ride in the cargo box.
19Remember, Drive Safely!Do not operate within 8 hours of consuming alcoholSit in the driver’s seat and wear your seat beltAfter starting the engine and allowing it to warm up, apply theservice brake and shift the transmission into gearCheck you direction of travelRelease the Parking BrakeKeep both hands on the steering wheel, slowly release thebrakes and depress the accelerator with your right footDrive slowly. Practice maneuvering and use of controls on levelgroundSignal lights do not turn off automatically, be sure to turnthem off to avoid confusion for surrounding trafficDo not carry a passenger until you have at least 2 hours ofexperience operating equipmentWhen traffic behind Mules/Gators reach or exceed 5 vehicles,pull over in a safe shoulder area to allow vehicles to pass
20Safety First!Any questions or concerns may be directed to JTF Transportation Office at extension 2273 or 3005.Drive Safely!