OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD,
-26 F TO -65 F (-32 C TO -54 C)
The trailer is designed for use in a wide range of conditions. The paragraphs in this work package
provide the data and procedures to be used by the Operator when operating the trailer in extreme cold.
Items covered include operation in extreme cold and at-halt parking.
OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD
Do not touch extremely cold metal (below -26 F (-32 C)). Bare skin may freeze
to cold metal. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Before operating ensure the trailer has been prepared for cold weather environment in
accordance with FM 9-207. Refer to FM 31-70, FM 31-71, and FM 21-305 for additional
information on operation in cold environment. Failure to comply may result in damage to
Park in shelter when possible. If shelter is not available, park so trailer does not face
into wind. Follow procedures in FM 9-207 to prevent trailer from freezing in place.
Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
All snow and ice should be removed from trailer as soon as possible. Snow and ice may
slow or prevent movement of equipment. Failure to comply may result in damage to
Caution must be taken when placing trailer in operation after a shutdown. Congealed lubricants can
cause part failure.
Check that tires have not frozen to ground or have a flat spot if they are underinflated.
Test braking to ensure that brake shoes are not frozen to brake drums.
Refer to FM 9-207 and FM 21-305 for special instructions on driving hazards in snow and ice that
may be encountered during extremely cold weather conditions.