Introduction. This paragraph provides instructions for driving the Roller through water and across
streams. Although the Roller is not intended to be driven through water, there may be situations where fording
Water depth greater than 10 in. (254 mm) can cause personal injury and damage to the
Roller. The Roller should not enter water deeper than 10 in. (254 mm).
(1) Ensure that depth of water at fording site is not more than 10 in. (254 mm).
(2) Ensure that bottom of fording site is firm enough that 10 in. (254 mm) maximum fording depth will
not be exceeded and the Roller will not become stuck.
(3) Stop Roller at edge of water.
(4) Ensure that engine has been operating properly before entering water.
(5) Slowly drive Roller into water.
(6) Drive Roller slowly through water.
(7) If engine stops, immediately attempt to restart engine.
(8) If engine will not start, dismount Roller, and contact Unit Maintenance to manually release brake and
tow Roller from water.
(9) If Roller enters water deeper than 10 in. (254 mm), do the following:
(a) Stop the Roller.
(b) Slowly back Roller out of water.