If parking on icy, slushy, wet, or muddy surfaces, place boards, dunnage, or other materials that will provide
traction underneath tires. This will guard against tires freezing to the ground or becoming pocketed in ice, and will
provide some traction when machine is started and moving again.
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The 120M Motor Grader can ford water up to 30 in. (76 cm) including height of wake.
C AU T I O N
Do not ford even the narrowest stream more than 30 in. (76 cm) deep. Failure to follow
this caution may result in damage to machine.
1. Check depth of water at its deepest point.
2. Ensure the bottom is stable enough for fording.
3. Remove center five scarifier shanks and stow in scarifier shank stowage rack. Flip remaining shanks upside
4. Start engine and allow it to fully warm up (WP 0005).
5. Ensure engine system indicator and action light indicator are not illuminated, and all gauges are indicating
6. Raise scarifier and blade to their maximum height (WP 0005).
WARN I N G
During fording operation, if blade is not set perpendicular to centerline of machine, force of
the water could cause operator to lose control of machine. Failure to follow this warning
may result in injury or death to personnel.
7. Set blade perpendicular to centerline of machine.
N OT E
Fording speed should not exceed 3-4 mph (5-6 km/h). Once in the water, do not stop until
the opposite bank is reached.
10. Enter water slowly to minimize waves and backsplash and continue across body of water WITHOUT
STOPPING until the opposite bank is reached.
11. If machine stalls, refer to Recovery and Towing Techniques in this work package.
12. Once machine is out of water, lubricate machine completely IAW LO 5-3805-293-13.
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