Transmission Direction Selection and Gear Selection
|Transmission Direction Selector - Rotate the control in order to change the direction of the machine. Press the top of the control in order to move the machine into FORWARD. Press the bottom of the control in order to move the machine into REVERSE. Align the marks on the control in order to select NEUTRAL.|
|Transmission Gear Selector - Press the transmission upshift switch (1) in order to upshift the transmission to the next higher gear. Press the transmission downshift switch (2) in order to downshift the transmission to the next lower gear. The display on the dashboard will show the direction of the transmission that has been selected.|
Automatic Features of the Transmission
Autoshift Function - The Finger Tip Control is equipped with an autoshift function. The autoshift function allows the operator to preset a FORWARD or REVERSE gear for directional changes.
The autoshift function includes the following settings:
- first forward to second reverse
- second forward to second reverse
Autoshift function can be selected with the push button (2). The push button is located on the left side of the dashboard. The current mode of operation is shown by the lights (1) above the push button. When the machine is started, the machine is in the manual mode. No light is lighted. Repeatedly push the button for the autoshift function in order to select the modes of shifting. The lights will display the desired mode. For the best results, change the options with the transmission in NEUTRAL. If the autoshift functions are not desired, the machine can be operated in the manual mode. The modes of the autoshift function are listed sequentially in the next topic.
Modes of the Autoshift Function
First Forward to Second Reverse Directional Shift Mode - Push the button (2) once for the autoshift function. A directional shift to the FORWARD position will always shift to first gear. A directional shift to the REVERSE position will always shift to second gear. This shift allows for the FIRST FORWARD position to the SECOND REVERSE position. With the transmission in the NEUTRAL position, the display for the transmission indicates "N". Speed shifting is manual. Use the buttons to upshift or use the buttons to downshift.
Second Forward to Second Reverse Directional Shift Mode - Push the button for the autoshift function (2) twice. When you shift the transmission to the FORWARD position, the transmission will always shift into second gear. When you shift the transmission to the REVERSE position, the transmission will always shift into second gear. The speed shift mechanism is manual. Use the buttons in order to upshift or use the buttons in order to downshift.
Auto Kickdown - The Finger Tip Control is equipped with an automatic kickdown function. If a significant load increase is detected, this function automatically downshifts the transmission. This function works in forward and reverse gears.
Push button (4) to select the automatic kickdown function. The push button (4) is located on the right side of the dashboard. The current mode of operation is shown by the light (3) above the push button. When the machine is started, the transmission will be in the mode selected prior to shutting down the machine. If you start up the machine, and the the kickdown function is not selected, push the button (4). If the automatic kickdown function is active, the light will be illuminated. Select the automatic kickdown function with the transmission in NEUTRAL. If the autoshift function is not desired, the machine can be operated in the manual mode.
Automatic kickdown can be operated in the following modes.
Manual Direction Shifting - Automatic kickdown mode allows the transmission to downshift automatically. After a manual upshift, automatic kickdowns are prevented for two seconds. If the transmission is not in NEUTRAL, the operator can make manual shifts at any time.
Manual Shift Mode - Push the autoshift button until no lights are illuminated. The transmission will return to the manual mode.