2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 217Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 217

CLUTCHING OverheatingDiagnosis During routine maintenance, or whenever PVT system overheating is evident, it's important
longer component lifeWarm engine at least min then with transmission in neutral, advance Insufficient warm-up of vehicles
exposed throttle to approx18 throttle in short bursts, to timesThe belt will to low ambient temperaturesbecome more flexible
and prevent belt burningSlow and easy clutch engagementFast, effective use of the throttle for efficient engagementTowingPushing
at low RPMlow ground Use Low onlyspeedPlowing snow, dirt, etcutility useUse Low onlyShift the transmission to Low, carefully
use fast, aggressive throttle Stuck in mud or snowapplication to engage clutchWARNING: Excessive throttle may cause loss
of control and vehicle overturnShift the transmission to Low, carefully use fast, aggressive, brief throttle Climbing over
large objects from application to engage clutchWARNING: Excessive throttle may cause loss stopped positionof control and
vehicle overturnShift the transmission to neutralUsing the throttle, vary the engine rpm from Belt slippage from water or