Section III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
This section provides instructions for vehicle operations under moderate temperature, humidity, and terrain
conditions. For vehicle operations under unusual conditions, refer to Section IV of this chapter.
This vehicle has been designed to operate safely and efficiently within the
limits specified in this TM. Operation beyond these limits is prohibited IAW
AR 70-1 without written approval from the Commander, U.S. Army Tank-
automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMCPEO-CM-S, Warren,
Before you attempt to operate your vehicle, be sure to perform the
preventive maintenance checks and services shown in table 2-3.
STARTING THE ENGINE (ABOVE +32°F) (O°C)
Ensure parking brakes are applied. Turn knob on the end of parking brake lever (4) to adjust brake cable
tension and pull up on parking brake lever (4) to apply brakes.
Adjust operators seat. Refer to paragraph 2-3.
Adjust left and right rearview mirrors. Ensure both mirrors provide a clear rearview.
Ensure vehicle front and side windows are clean. If not, clean windows before
On vehicles with a front winch, ensure
transmission power takeoff control lever (2) is in
On vehicles equipped with transfer case
power takeoff control lever (3), ensure lever (3) is
locked in neutral (full forward) position.
Place automatic transmission selector
lever (1) in N (neutral).
Ensure EMERGENCY ENGINE STOP
control (8) is pushed in all the way.
Check air cleaner indicator (6). If red
Place battery switch (10) in ON