This vehicle has been designed to operate safely and efficiently within
the limits specified in this TM. Operation beyond these limits is
prohibited by 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.
Except where noted, all normal operating procedures will apply in
addition to special instructions for unusual operating conditions.
a. Cleaning. Refer
to para. 2-5 for cleaning instructions and precautions.
b. Lubrication. Refer
to appendix-G for proper lubricating instructions.
c. Driving Instructions.
(1) FM 21-305, Manual for the Wheeled Vehicle Driver, contains special
driving instructions for operating wheeled vehicles.
(2) FM 55-30, Army Motor Transport Units and Operations, contains
instructions on driver selection, training, and supervision.
(3) FM 9-207, Operation and Maintenance of Ordnance Materiel in Cold
Weather, contains instructions on vehicle operation in extreme cold of 0 to -65F
(-18 to -54C).
(4) Other documents with information on vehicle operation under unusual
(a) FM 31-70 Basic Cold Weather Manual (d) FM 90-5 Jungle Operations
(b) FM 31-71 Northern Operations
(e) FM 90-6 Mountain Operations
(c) FM 90-3 Desert Operations
d. Special Purpose Kits. Paragraphs describing special purpose kits for operation
under unusual conditions are:
e. Transmission Range Selection. For proper transmission range selection,
refer to table 1-6. If transmission range selection is peculiar to an unusual operating
condition, it will be specified in the applicable paragraph.
f. Transfer Case Range Selection.
Vehicle must be stopped and transmission shift lever in N (neutral)
before transfer case can be shifted. Failure to do this will result in
damage to drivetrain.
Damage to drivetrain will result if transfer case is operated in L
(low range) or H/L (high/lock range) on high-traction surfaces with
no wheel slippage.