1. Type of Manual. This manual is for use in operating and performing operator troubleshooting and
maintenance on the machines.
2. Model Numbers and Equipment Names. M400T, Heavy Type II Tracked Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and
M400W, Light Type III Wheeled Skid Steer Loader (SSL).
3. Purpose of Equipment. The M400T and M400W SSL are compact loaders which are primarily used for
material loading applications: filling, elevating, transporting, and discharging material.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by (as
applicable) DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual; DA PAM 738-
751, Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management Systems - Aviation (TAMMS-A); or AR 700-
138, Army Logistics Readiness and Sustainability.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your Skid Steer 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.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (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
Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal energy (heat), oxidation
(oxygen), solvation (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
SF Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report, should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8,
The Army Maintenance Management System (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
Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use (Mobility Equipment Command).
The M400T, Heavy Type II Tracked Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and M400W, Light Type III, Wheeled Skid Steer
Loader (SSL) are warranted for 12 months. The warranty starts on the date found in block 23 on DA Form 2408-9,
Equipment Control Record. Report all defects to your supervisor, who will take appropriate action.