HD NextGen Plow Truck

Version 2016.10.24

Open Plow Truck Changelog


0) Welcome

Thank you for purchasing the NextGen Plow Truck from HD Emergency.

You can have a look at the Quickstart Guide for an overview of the most important features and frequent questions.
If you are experiencing any problems with your product, please be sure that you have read this manual in its entirety and you fully understand what it is saying.
If at any point this manual does not help you please join the HD Emergency Equipment and supplies group and ask your question within the group chat.
Alternatively you can also join the HD Discord Server and ask your question in the #helpdesk channel.

We hope you enjoy your product from HD Emergency! Thank you for the support!

1) Specifications

- Seats up to Two (2) Avatars
- Nine (9) different themes
- Six (6) different Lightbar style options
- Four (4) different lightbar color options
- Eight (8) Front Strobe Color Options
- Eight (8) Wheel Color Options
- Ability to use custom decal textures
- working snow plow blade
- rear salt spreader
- comes with salt refill station
- compatible with HD Snow
- Working Headlights, Taillights and Turn Signals
- Compatible with the NTBI Global Fuel System
30.0 Gallon Diesel Fuel Tank
Maximum 50.0 miles to a tank
1.70 Miles Per Gallon

2) Main Menu

(A) Owner-Only Options

2.1 Options

This menu allows you to change the vehicle's miscellaneous settings such as:
- Toggling Fuel System On/Off
- Renaming the vehicle
- Changing the Anti-Roll-Over System Settings
- Installing Custom Sound UUIDs
- Toggling Steering settings between Arcade and Realistic
- Toggling Brake settings between Arcade and Realistic
- Access to the Lightbar Menu

2.2 Access

This menu allows you to change the vehicle's permissions on who can operate it.
There are two levels of access: Crew and Passenger.
Crew includes the Driver and Pump Operator as well as operating aerial ladders or booms.
Passenger only allows to sit in any of the passenger seats.
You may set each to Owner, Group or Everyone.
Group includes all members of the group that the truck is set to.
With the whitelist you can add specific people to the Crew role.

2.3 Customize

This will change the vehicle into a special mode that will allow you to customize how your apparatus will appear.
You may change the vehicle's looks by clicking on the following areas:
- Headlights (Allows you to change color of emergency lights)
- Lightbar (Allows you to change the style and color, as well as if it illuminates the area around the vehicle)
- Wheels (Allows you to change the color)
- Cab Doors (Allows you to change the texture using Texture-UUID's.)
- Cab Hood or Roof (Allows you to change the overall theme)
- Front Bumper (Allows you to switch between wide and regular bumper)
- Side Mirrors (Allows you to flip the mirror upside down)
- Vehicle Frame (Allows you to exit Customization)

2.4 Kick

This button allows you to eject a passenger out of the vehicle.

(B) General Options

2.5 Report

This will send a text report to your local chat in regards to the vehicle's status.
The report shows you who last drove the vehicle and the time at which they sat down.
It will also display the vehicle's fuel status.

2.6 Modular HUD

This vehicle is compatible with the HD Modular HUD, which is distributed by a centralized server within Second Life.
To receive a copy of the latest version simply select 'Modular HUD' in the main menu of your vehicle.
The Modular HUD allows you to control all of the functions of your vehicle.
It will display different buttons and controls based on which spot you are sitting on.
An automatic sync to your vehicle is performed when attaching the HUD or sitting down.

2.7 Gear HUD

This vehicle is compatible with the HD Gear HUD, which is distributed by a centralized server within Second Life.
To get a copy of the latest version simply select 'Gear HUD' in the main menu of your vehicle.
The Gear HUD handles most of the equipment on the HD NextGen Trucks.
You will not be able to use the compatible equipment without having the Gear HUD attached.
For more information on the features of the Gear HUD please consult the HD Fire System 2 Manual.

2.8 Equipment

This menu will give you a list of all available equipment that the apparatus carries:
- Pylons
- Road Sign
- Fire Extinguisher

2.9 Manual

This button will give you a link to the NextGen Plow Truck Manual online, which you are reading right now.

3) Special Functions

3.1 Snow Plow

You can attach and detach the snow plow from the truck.
To detach it:
- simply click on the plow while not in customize mode
To attach it:
- drive into a position so that a plow laying on the ground is close to the front attach point
- activate the parking brake
- click on the front attachment point of the truck-frame (where the plow attaches)
In case you've lost the plow:
- enter the main menu and select Options > Reset Plow to get a new plow attached to the front of the truck

3.2 Snow

The truck comes with a special snow object, which is compatible with the plow.
You can place it within a region and when it gets hit by the plow it will disappear.
The plow has to be in the lowered position to clear the snow.
You can control the plow angle with the left 4-way joystick on the Aerial Tab of the HUD
You can use the snow script to make any object compatible.
BUT: the object will die when hit by the plow, so you should never use no-copy objects

3.3 Road Sign

The HD Road Sign is a simple temporary sign for work areas. It is mounted on a tripod.
You can click on the sign to get a menu to change the active sign.
It supports the usage of custom texture UUIDs. Select 'CUSTOM' and enter the UUID in the text field.
An example texture and a full perm template is included in the box of texture templates.
Some more info about the template is in the notecard '*HD Road Sign Texture Info'.

3.4 Traffic Pylons

The stack of pylons has to be attached to your avatar. Once worn you can click on the pylons in your hand to place one on the ground in front of you.
If all pylons are placed then the object will auto-detach from your avatar.
The placed pylons can be run over. If they got hit then they can be reset within 120 seconds by clicking on the pylon.
If they do not get reset they will disappear.

3.5 Salt Dispenser

There is a salt dispenser attached to the rear of the truck.
You can turn it on and off by clicking on any of its parts.
When on it will slowly drain the salt in the hopper.
The salt has no interaction with the environment and is only a visual effect.

3.6 Salt Refill Station

The salt refill station can be used to refill the salt level in the rear mounted hopper of the truck.
Simply click on the tower to start or stop the flow of salt.
It has a limited amount of salt in it, which will slowly regenerate over time.
It can be accessed by anyone, but will auto-close the flow of salt after 45 seconds.

4) NTBI Global Fuel System

This vehicles is equipped with the NTBI Global Fuel System and fully compatible with it.
The tank takes up to 30.0 Gallons of Diesel fuel and gives the vehicle a range of about 50.0 miles.
The fuel efficiency is circa 1.70 Miles Per Gallon.

For further information about the NTBI GFS and how to get a copy of the pumps please visit:

5) Sit Positions

All HD Apparatus allow you to select a specific sit position by right-clicking on a certain prim of the vehicle and selecting 'Board'.
You can select the following area(s):
- Front Bumper (Sits you as driver)
- Roof (Sits you as passenger)

6) Custom Decal Textures

This HD Vehicle supports the ability to set your own decal textures.
The way this system works is by changing the side textures of the cab, instead of using just a single decal overlay.
You can utilize this system by activating the 'Customize' mode (Noted in 2.3) then bring up the Theme Menu of the vehicle and select 'Setup'

- Base Theme allows you to choose which theme you want to base your custom decal textures on
- UUID Recall gives you a list of the currently applied decal textures
- Install allows you to install a complete custom theme through a special HD Theme Box (Noted in 7)

While in the customize mode click on any of the doors of the cab to enter a different UUID for each door.

If at any point you'd like to reset a texture you've entered, you can do so by entering anything that does not represent a valid UUID into the text field.
The truck will automatically activate 'Custom' as active theme whenever you add a new texture UUID.
You can also manually activate use of the custom decal textures by selecting 'Custom' in the Theme menu.

You can use the supplied texture templates as a starting point.
NOTE: You are only allowed to use those when you accept the conditions that are laid out in the disclaimer notecard within the texture templates box.

7) HD Theme Box

This feature allows you to quickly and efficiently install a fully customized theme or livery to your apparatus.
For everything that goes beyond what is currently possible through the simple texture templates you have received,
you will need to order a custom theme from HD. Please contact Lares Carter with a detailed description of your needs.
To install a custom theme simply rez the ThemeBox in-world right next to your vehicle.
+Open the theme menu while in Customize Mode, select 'Setup' and then 'Install'.
Once the custom theme has been loaded it will be automatically applied to your truck.

10) Feedback

Please report all bugs, issues and feature suggestions via:
Instant Message or Notecard to Lares Carter.
Or the HD Website Forms for Suggestions and Bug Reports.

Thank you for your support.