REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR's)
If your M878A1 tractor 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. Tell us why a procedure is hard to
perform. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: Commander, US Army Tank-Automotive
Command, ATTN: DRSTA-MP, Warren, MI 48090. We'll send you a reply.
The M878A1 tractor is warranted by Ottawa Truck Division, Ottawa, Kansas for 15 months or 1500 hours of operation.
Warranty starts on the date found in block 23 on DA Form 2408-16 in the logbook. Report all defects in material or
workmanship to your supervisor who will take appropriate action.
In this manual, right and left sides of the tractor are from the viewpoint of the operator when sitting in the operator's seat
facing toward the front of the tractor.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Department of the Army
Department of Defense
Diesel engine driven
Equipment improvement recommendations
Federal Supply Code for Manufacturers
Maintenance Allocation Chart
Miles per hour
National stock number
Pounds per square inch
Revolutions per minute
The Army Maintenance Management System
Alternating current voltage