Precise distribution of shearing and lifting forces, along with reduced wear and fuel consumption. Unlike a combined braking /inching pedal, the separate inching pedal eliminates the risk of inadvertently activating the main brake. The use of the accelerator as the drive pedal is just as practical. When using the hand throttle, the engine speed is kept constant, however the angle in the drive pump is variable. Here, again, the thrust force is finely regulated.