OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD
Refer to the lubrication chart (page 4-3) for proper lubricants to use in extreme cold.
Extreme cold can cause insulation material on electrical wire to crack and cause short circuits, and
other construction materials to become hard, brittle, and easily damaged or broken.
Tires may freeze to ground or have flat spots if underinflated.
Brakeshoes may freeze to brakedrum and will need to be heated to prevent damage to mating surfaces.
Refer to FM 9-207 and FM 21-305 for special instructions on driving hazards in extreme cold.
When parking short term, park in a sheltered area out of the wind.
For parking long term, place footing of planks or brush under trailer wheels, landing gear, and step jack.
Remove all built-up ice, snow, and mud as soon as possible after use.
Shield the trailer with canvas covers, if available. Keep cover ends off the ground to keep them from
freezing to the ground.
OPERATION IN EXTREME HEAT
Refer to the lubrication chart for proper lubricants to use in extreme heat.
Do not park the trailer in sunlight for long periods of time. Heat and sunlight shorten tire life. Shelter or
cover the trailer with canvas if available.
OPERATION IN SANDY OR DUSTY AREAS
Clean, inspect, and lubricate more often in dusty or sandy areas.
OPERATION IN SNOW
See FM 21-305 for special instructions on operating in snow.
OPERATION IN SALTWATER AREAS
Saltwater will cause rapid rust and corrosion to develop. Clean, inspect, and lubricate more often than
OPERATION IN MUD
Thoroughly clean and lubricate all parts contaminated by mud as soon as possible after operating in mud.