OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
This work package contains instructions for operating the M978 Fuel Tanker, 8 X 8, Heavy Expanded Mobility
Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) with the Tanker Armor Module (TAM) kit installed.
Read and follow the procedures in Operation under Usual Conditions in TM 9-2320-279-10 before operating
with the Tanker Armor Module kit.
INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS AND DAILY CHECKS
Refer to WP 0004 for the location and operation of operator controls.
Perform Before operation Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) before operating vehicle
· Due to the increased weight of HEMTT with Tanker Armor Module installed, operator
should be aware of differences in vehicle's driving characteristics and adjust driving
accordingly. Failure to follow this warning may cause an accident and injury or death to
· Due to the increased weight of rear doors, use extreme caution when opening and closing
doors. If vehicle is parked on non-level ground, door may swing in direction of slope.
Failure to follow this warning may cause injury to personnel.
With Tanker Armor Module installed, vehicle is heavier than usual by approximately 1633 lb (740.7 kg). Due to
this increased weight, adjust driving to allow for greater stopping distance. Adjust vehicle speed accordingly
and exercise caution.
Vehicle exhibits oversteer characteristics at Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW); it will turn tighter than expected. To
recover an oversteering HEMTT, accelerate vehicle and/or reduce steering wheel angle.
Visibility rearward is reduced with Tanker Armor Module Kit installed. Use ground guides when backing the
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