(5) Remove all ice and snow from underside of vehicle, air cleaner intake, and from
(6) Refill fuel tank(s) as soon as possible.
(7) At the end of daily operations remove batteries and store in a warm place if
engine coolant heater will not be operated.
2-33. OPERATING IN SNOW
(1) Refer to paragraph 2-13 for cold weather starting instructions.
(2) If vehicle is equipped with arctic winterization kit, refer to paragraph 2-43 for
description and operating instructions.
Attempting operation with only one driving wheel equipped with
tire chain may result in damage to tire and/or power train.
(3) Operating on snow or on ice requires the use of tire chains on driving wheels.
Refer to FM 21-305 for installation of tire chains.
(4) Deflate tire pressure to 25 psi (172 kPa) if 4 tire chains are not available.
Reinflate tires to normal operating pressures. Refer to table 1-4 or tire inflation data
plate on instrument panel for normal tire pressure.
b. Driving Vehicle.
(1) Remove chocks (8) from vehicle
wheels if used.
(2) Place transmission gearshift lever
(1) in 1 (first) gear and transfer selector
lever (2) in LOW. Begin movement by
releasing clutch pedal (11) gradually,
without causing the wheels to spin or engine
(3) Skidding, loss of steering, and loss
of traction are chief operating problems on
snow-packed or icy roads. If rear end
skidding occurs, instantly turn front wheels
in direction of skid. Let up on accelerator
pedal (9) but do not disengage clutch (11).
Apply service brakes (10) gradually and
intermittently to help recover from skid.