2.27.5 Travel Over Rough Terrain.
Table 2-2. Terrain Limitations
Maximum Side Slope
1The diesel engine is mounted sideways in the machine.
Side slope limitations are due to limits of the engine
lubrication oil pump and oil sump configuration to keep
the engine lubricated.
Lift screed to the travel position using screed lift
switch and close the screed travel lock valve per
paragraph 2.12, based on machine grade and
slope limitations listed in table 2-2.
The machine center of gravity with
the screed raised is toward the back
of the machine. Paving machine may
rock backward on steep inclines
when rough terrain is encountered.
Travel at paving speeds only. Failure
to do so may eject operator from
operator platform resulting in serious
If traveling over rocky terrain, check
oil pressure whenever the slope
changes. If the oil pressure gauge
needle fluctuates or drops, slope of
terrain is excessive.
Paving machine can be operated in
excessive grade or slope.
Use slower speeds when traveling over rough
bumps, short inclines, or uneven terrain. The
paving machine will rock backward on the
screed if obstacles are encountered at too fast of
a speed. When approaching a grade, make
sure screed does not contact ground.
As a safety precaution, move the operator
control console to the upslope side of operator
platform when traveling across a side slope.
This will allow the operator to exit the machine
upslope in case the machine should start to slip