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Taylor-Dunn G-1500 Vehicle Controls

The information in this article applies to standard G-1500 vehicles – model number B5-440-GAS. Note that vehicle customization may cause variation from the information in this article.

The G-1500 Taylor-Dunn utility vehicle is shown below. 



vehicle controls

1. Ignition Switch: The ignition switch has four positions: AUX, OFF, ON and START.  

Rotating the switch clockwise to the first position turns the ignition system ON. Continue rotating the switch to the START position (S) to engage the engine starter motor. This is a momentary position, and the switch will return the ON position when it is released.  

From the OFF position, rotate the switch counterclockwise for the auxiliary position (AUX). 

2. Fuel Gauge: The fuel gauge displays approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank only when the ignition switch is on. Do not refuel the vehicle while the engine is running. The fuel gauge indicator may vary slightly when the vehicle is in motion. The most accurate reading is obtained with the vehicle on level ground. With the ignition switch OFF, the fuel gauge indicator may drift from when the ignition switch is in the ON position. 

3. Engine Hour Meter: Displays total hours of engine operation. 

4. Headlight Switch: Push the top of the switch to turn the lights ON. Push the bottom to turn OFF. 

5. Wiper Switch: The wiper switch is optional. If equipped, push the top of the switch to turn the windshield wiper ON. Push the bottom to turn OFF. 

6. Beacon or Strobe Switch: The beacon or strobe switch is optional. Push the top of the switch to turn the beacon ON; push the bottom to turn OFF. 

7. Low Oil Light: The engine monitors oil pressure. This light will be illuminated if the oil pressure drops too low and the engine will not run. 


operator controls

Throttle Pedal: The throttle pedal is located on the floorboard and is intended to be operated by the driver’s right foot. It controls the speed of the vehicle and operates like the throttle pedal in an automobile.  

Press the pedal to increase speed, and release the pedal to decrease speed.  

Foot Brake Pedal: The foot brake pedal is located to the left of the throttle pedal. This pedal is designed for operation with the driver’s right foot. It works like the brake in an automobile. Applying pressure to the brake pedal slows the vehicle according to the amount of pressure applied. Relieving pressure from the pedal releases the braking action.  

Parking Brake: The parking brake is actuated with a hand lever, located to the right of the driver on the kick panel. To set the parking brake, press the brake pedal and push the lever forward and down until it locks. To release the park brake, pull the lever up and all the way back to the kick panel.  

Note: The parking brake can be adjusted by rotating the knob on the end of the handle.  

Horn Switch: The horn switch is designed to be operated with the driver's left foot. The switch is located to the left of the steering column. To activate the vehicle horn, press the switch with your left foot.  

Shift Lever: The shift lever is located to the right of the driver between the seats. Details regarding the shift lever can be found on in your Vehicle Operator and Service Manual.

Choke: The choke increases the amount of fuel in the mixture and only needs to be used when starting a cold engine. Refer to your Vehicle Operator and Service Manual for details. 

Directional Signals

directional signals

Directional signals are optional and may not be installed on your vehicle. The turn signal lever is located on the left side of the steering column. 

Push the lever forward to activate the right turn signal, and pull the lever back to activate the left turn signal. Note that the switch is not self-canceling and must be manually turned off. 

Hazard Light Switch: Hazard lights are optional and may not be installed on your vehicle. If equipped, the hazard light switch is located on the left side of the steering column. The switch is a small tab.  

To activate the hazard lights, pull the tab out. To turn the hazard lights off, push forward or pull back the directional signal lever. 



The steering wheel and steering system are like an automobile. To turn right, turn the steering wheel clockwise. To turn left, turn the steering wheel counterclockwise. 

Operator Presence Switch 
A switch located under the driver’s seat stops the engine when the driver leaves the seat. The driver must be seated for the engine to operate. Whenever the driver leaves the vehicle, the driver should turn the ignition switch OFF, place the shift lever in the NEUTRAL position and set the park brake. 

For more information, refer to the Vehicle Operator and Service Manual.  
To service your vehicle, see an authorized Taylor-Dunn Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.  

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