TRACK AND SUSPENSION
8-7. ROADWHEEL/HUB DAMAGED
Damaged roadwheel or roadwheel hub must be removed or replaced. Roadwheels on all
M 113 FOV are interchangeable, but not all roadwheel hubs. The M113 FOV may be
operated in a degraded condition if it is equipped on each side with:
Roadwheels No. 1 and No. 5
One othe roadwheel
If No. 1 or No. 5 roadwheels are damaged, they should be replaced. If necessary, use
the roadwheel from position No. 2. In order to remove a roadwheel without the proper
lifter, some suggestions are offered. In each case loosen the track adjuster beforehand.
q Degraded mobility
q 2 soldiers
q 1-3 hours
q Roadwheel lifter
q Substitute lifter
q Short track
1. Drive the vehicle upon a log or rock in order to raise the roadwheel and allow
2. Cut a block of wood or metal 12 or 15 inches long for a lifter whichever length is
required. A piece of 2 in. x 4 in. stud, or a 12 in. crescent wrench will do.
3. For maximum operation with one roadwheel missing, the roadwheel support arm
should also be removed or tied up to prevent interference with the track.
4. Remove the six screws holding the roadwheel support arm to the hull.
5. Remove the support assembly and torsion bar as a unit.
6. Record the BDAR action taken. When the mission is completed, as soon as
practicable, repair the vehicle using standard maintenance procedures.