Type of Manual. This manual is for use in operating and performing operator troubleshooting and maintenance on the
966H Wheel Loader.
Equipment Name and Model Number. Loader, Heavy, Scoop: Diesel Engine Driven (DED) 4-Wheel Drive, Model
Type I, 4.5 Cubic Yard Rock Bucket, NSN 3805-01-533-1857
Type II, 5.0 Cubic Yard General Purpose (GP) Bucket, NSN 3805-01-533-1853
Purpose of Equipment. The 966H Wheel Loader is used in worldwide earthmoving and construction projects by U.S.
Army forces in engineer troop support.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for the equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA
PAM 750-8, TAMMS Users Manual.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your loader needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you
don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. (E-Mail: TACOM-TECH-
PUBS@conus.army.mil) We will send you a reply. The preferred method for submitting Quality Deficiency Reports (QDRs)
is through the Army Electronic Product Support (AEPS) website under the Electronic Deficiency Reporting System (EDRS).
The web address is: https://aeps.ria.army.mil. If the above method is not available to you, put it on an SF 368 (Product Quality
Deficiency Report), and mail it to us at: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command,
AMSRD-TAR-E, PDQR MS 268, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000.
CPC of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problems with this item be reported so
that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the problem in future items.
Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation of metals. It is
commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases, or salts. An example is the rusting of iron. Corrosion damage in
metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface residue, and/or cracking.
Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal (heat), oxidation (oxygen), solva-
tion (solvents), or photolytic (light, typically UV) processes. The most common exposures are excessive heat or light.
Damage from these processes will appear as cracking, softening, swelling, and/or breaking.
SF Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8,
TAMMS Users Manual.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-3, Procedures for Destruction of Equip-
ment to Prevent Enemy Use.
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Notify Unit Maintenance to perform preparation for storage or shipment procedures.
For warranty information refer to TB 5-3805-291-14, Warranty Technical Bulletin for the 966H Wheel Loader.