a. Prior to Starting Engine.
Before operating the vehicle, visually check area around vehicle to ensure there is sufficient, safe
clearance. Failure to do so could result in personnel injury and/or damage to equipment.
To ensure the safety of the operator, the operator must always be seated in the operator's seat prior
to starting the engine. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Use ground guide when operating near personnel, buildings and other equipment, and when
backing vehicle. Failure to do so could result in personnel injury and/or damage to equipment.
APPROVED HEARING PROTECTION MUST BE WORN by operator and any personnel within
22 ft. (7 m) of an IHMEE at high idle or within 12 ft. (4 m) of an IHMEE at low idle. Personnel
hearing can be PERMANENTLY DAMAGED if exposed to constant high noise levels of
85 dB (A) or greater. Personnel exposed to high noise levels shall participate in a hearing
conservation program in accordance with DA PAM 40-501. Hearing loss occurs gradually but
becomes permanent over time. Failure to comply may cause impairment or loss of hearing.
To prevent the possibility of damaging the air-conditioning compressor, ensure the air-conditioning is
switched off prior to starting the engine. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Prior to starting engine, driver must carry out all before PMCS steps that are detailed in Para 3-6.
b. Starting Engine (Above 0 F (-18 C)).
Ensure EGS lever is in N (Neutral) position (Para 5-4).
Turn ignition switch (1) to IGN position.
To avoid possible damage to the starter motor, do
not press START button for more than 15 seconds
at a time. If the engine fails to start after three
attempts, allow 2 min. for the starter motor to cool
before trying to start engine again. Failure to
comply may result in damage to equipment.
Press and hold START button (2) until engine
If engine does not start, turn ignition switch (1) to OFF position and repeat Steps (4) and (5).