b. After engine starts, pull out hand throttle until desired engine speed is
obtained. Twist handle to lock hand throttle.
c. Allow engine to warm up at an increased speed for approximately three
d. After warm-up period, unlock and push in hand throttle. Allow engine speed
a. Before Operation.
(2) Scrape off any ice accumulated on vehicle.
(3) Remove ice and snow from area around air cleaner intake cap.
to para. 2-41 for cold weather starting instructions.
to para. 2-40 for techniques that can
be used when operating
to para. 3-22 for tire chain installation and operation.
(7) Operate troop/cargo winterization heater,
if applicable (para. 2-50.1).
b. During Operation.
Vehicle operation in snow is a hazardous condition. Operator must
travel at reduced speeds and be prepared to meet sudden changes in
road conditions. Failure to maintain safe stopping distances may
cause damage to vehicle and injury or death to personnel.
Pump brakes gradually when stopping vehicle on ice or snow. Sudden
braking will cause wheels to lock and vehicle to slide out of control,
causing damage to vehicle and injury or death to personnel.
Chock blocks shall be used when parking a vehicle in extreme cold
conditions. Failure to do so may result in injury to personnel or
damage to equipment.
Keep area around air cleaner intake cap clear of snow and ice. Snow
and ice may melt, refreeze, and cause restriction in air intake system.
If necessary, remove intake cap and clear ice and snow without
damaging intake cap screen. Hold the cap near the vehicle exhaust to
quickly melt ice without damaging screen.
(1) Place transmission shift lever in
(overdrive), and transfer case shift lever in
H/L (high/lock range). Place vehicle in motion slowly to prevent wheels from spinning.
If additional power is needed to extract vehicle when mired in snow,
place transmission in 1 (first) and transfer case in L (low range). After
vehicle is extracted from mired condition, immediately return transfer
case to H/L (high/lock range) position and transmission to
(2) If rear skidding occurs:
(a) Let up on accelerator pedal.
(b) Turn steering wheel in direction of skid until control has been regained.
(c) Apply brake pedal in a gradual pumping manner.
c. After Operation.
(1) Remove all ice and snow from underside of vehicle and fuel tank filler cap.