This vehicle has been designed to operate safely and efficiently
within the limits specified in this TM. Operation beyond these
limits are prohibited IAW AR 750-1 without written approval from
the Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments
Command, ATTN: AMSTA-CM-S, Warren, MI 48397-5000.
may overload truck by up to 500 lbs (227 kg). Use caution when
driving to avoid damage to equipment or injury to personnel.
The following procedures apply to a vehicle being driven in good
weather on high traction surfaces where little or no wheel slippage is
evident. For operating the vehicle under unusual conditions; i.e.,
unusual terrain, cold weather, ice, snow, dusty or sandy areas, mud
or rain, refer to section IV.
a. Be sure all auxiliary equipment and tools are stored for travel.
Vehicle must be stopped, and transmission shift lever placed in P
(park) or N (neutral), before transfer case can be shifted. Failure to
do this will result in damage to drivetrain.
Do not place transfer case shift lever in H/L (high/lock range) or L
(low range) on high traction surfaces where little or no wheel
slippage is evident, particularly when encountering sharp,
continuous turns. Failure to operate the vehicle with transfer case
in H (high range) on high traction surfaces, particularly when
encountering sharp, continuous turns, can damage drivetrain.
b. With transmission shift lever (2) in P, select H transfer case driving gear
range using transfer case shift lever (3). This range is for normal driving in good
weather or on high traction surfaces.
Ensure parking brake is released completely before operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may cause damage to equipment.
To release parking brake, grasp handle firmly and push forward
until handle is seated in its most forward position.
Parking brake handle has a safety release button which must be
depressed to release the parking brake.
If covering warning lamp with tape, put a pinhole in the tape to see
when the light is on.