Section I. GENERAL.
a. This manual is for your use in operating and maintaining the 5-ton, 6x6, M39 Series
trucks. The model numbers and equipment names are listed on pages i and ii. Operation and
maintenance instructions for special purpose kits arc also included.
b. Your manual:
(1) Contains information for safe and efficient operation of your equipment. These
instructions provide you with a general knowledge of the equipment, its characteristics, and
usual and unusual operation procedures.
(2) Provides you with troubleshooting procedures and authorized repair procedures, so
that you can keep your equipment properly operating.
(3) Provides best possible operating instructions under most circumstances. Multiple
emergencies, adverse weather, terrain, etc. may require modification of these procedures.
(4) Takes a "positive apprcach" and normally states only what you cars do. Unusual
operations or configurations are prohibited unless specifically included. Before attempting any
questionable operation, which is not specifically permitted in this manual, clearance must be
obtained from your supervisor.
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records. Department of the Army forms and procedures
used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by TM 38-750.
The equipment/system described herein is nonrnetric and does not
require metric common or special tools. Therefore, metric units are not supplied. Tactical
instructions. for sake of clarity, will also remain nonrnetric.
Refer to TB 9-2300422-20 for requirements
and material applications needed to achieve the necessary degree of protection required for
tactical wheeled vehicles in all classes.