(1) For short shutdown periods, park in a sheltered spot out of the wind.
(2) For long shutdown periods, if high dry ground is not available, prepare a
footing of planks or brush.
(3) Remove all buildup of ice and snow as soon as possible after shutdown.
(4) Cover and shield the semitrailer with canvas covers if available. Keep
ends of covers off ground to keep them from freezing to the ground.
OPERATION IN EXTREME HEAT
a. Refer to TB 43-0239 and FM 90-3 for maintenance and operations, respectively,
under desert conditions.
b. Do not park the semitrailer in the sun for long periods of time as heat and
sunlight will shorten the life of the tires.
Park the semitrailer where it will get maximum protection from heat, sun and
OPERATION IN RAINY OR HUMID CONDITIONS
Frequently inspect, clean and lubricate inactive equipment to prevent rust and
OPERATION IN SALT WATER AREAS
Salt water will cause metal parts to rust and corrode.
Clean, inspect and
OPERATION IN SNOW
Refer to FM 21-305 for special instructions on operations in snow.
OPERATION IN MUD OR SAND
Do not tow, pull, or push semitrailer by rear bumper.
This may cause damage to equipment.
Reduce tire pressure to 35 psi (241 kPa) for operation in beach or desert
b. Be sure to return tire pressure to normal 75 psi (517 kpa) after sand
After operation in mud or sand clean, inspect and lubricate the semitrailer.