OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
OPERATION IN SALTWATER AREAS
Keep machine as clean as possible. Wash down with fresh water after use.
Inspect wiring connections closely for corrosion.
Keep lubrication points clean and well lubricated.
OPERATION IN MUD OR SOFT SURFACES
Before entering mud or other soft surfaces, check conditions. Select appropriate transmission gear range. Enter soft area
at a medium speed for gear range selected.
Maintain steady pressure on throttle pedal to keep machine rolling until solid ground is reached. Do not accelerate to the
point where wheels spin, if possible.
Notify Unit Maintenance to clean and inspect for proper lubrication.
OPERATION IN SANDY OR DUSTY CONDITIONS
N OT E
Refer to FM 90-3, Desert Operations.
Maintain steady, even movement with transmission in lower gears. Try to keep machine rolling without straining engine
and powertrain. If machine gets stuck, notify Unit Maintenance.
WARN I N G
· If NBC exposure is suspected, personnel wearing protective equipment must handle all air cleaner media.
Consult your NBC Officer or NBC NCO for appropriate handling or disposal procedures.
· Refer to FM 3-11.3, Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical, Biological,
· NBC contaminated filters must be handled using adequate precautions and must be disposed of by trained
· Failure to follow these warnings may cause injury or death.
Whenever operating in sandy or dusty areas, you should:
Service engine air cleaner more frequently.
Ensure each tire has a valve cap.
If machine overheats, stop and perform troubleshooting procedures.
Ensure engine and transmission dipsticks and oil filler caps are cleaned before they are removed to check fluid lev-
els. Clean accumulations of sand and dirt from around fluid filler locations before checking or adding fluids.
Clean spouts of fuel containers and area around filler cap on fuel tank before adding fuel. Under extremely sandy
or dusty conditions, filter fuel when filling tank.
Notify Unit Maintenance to clean, inspect, and lubricate more frequently.
When operating the machine on soft sand at slow speeds, tire inflation pressure may be decreased for improved
traction. Refer to FM 21-305, Manual for the Wheeled Vehicle Driver.
Check hydraulic cylinders frequently. Do not allow dust, dirt, or sand to collect on cylinder rods.