If is imperative that approved practices and precautions be followed. TM 9-207
contains information specifically applicable to this truck, as well as to all other
Army materiel. This information must be considered an essential part of this
technical manual, not merely m explanatory supplement to it.
b. Winterization Kits. Special winterization equipment is provided when protection
against extreme cold (0 to 65 F.) is required.
(1) Refer to para 2-25c for operating instructions covering hot water personnel heater
(2) Refer to para 2-25d for operating instructions covering arctic winterization kits.
c. Moving the Truck.
You must be very cautious when starting or driving the truck after an extended
shutdown. Congealed lubricants may cause failure of parts. Tires may be frozen to
the ground or frozen with a flat spot while underinflated. One or more brakeshoes
may be frozen fast. Each condition must be taken into account to prevent damage
to the truck.
(1) Start the engine (see para 2-7) and allow it to warm up thoroughly before placing
your truck in motion.
(2) Place transmission gearshift lever in first gear and transfer shift lever in low.
(3) Drive the truck at the lowest speed possible for about 100 yards. Be careful not to
stall the engine. This should lube gears and flex tires to a point where normal operation can be
d. Parking the Truck.
(1) Park your truck in a sheltered area out of the wind wherever possible. If no shelter is
available, park your truck so that it does not face into the wind.
(2) Park your truck on high dry ground if possible. If high dry ground is not available,
prepare a footing of brush or planks, under all tires. Chock in place, if necessary.
(3) Park your truck on level ground to relieve distortion or body twist.
(4) Place all control levers in the N (neutral) position to avoid freezing in gear caused by
(5) In areas where temperatures reach 50 or colder, inflate tire pressure 20 pounds
above normal for long standby periods or overnight. Return tire pressure to normal when
operation is resumed (see table 1-7 for normal tire pressure).