OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
This work package contains special instructions for operating and servicing the semitrailer under
In addition to performing all the usual Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) procedures,
special care must be taken in regard to cleaning and lubrication when extremes in temperature, humidity,
and terrain conditions are present or anticipated. Proper cleaning, lubrication, storage, and handling ensures
proper operation and function and also guards against excessive wear.
When failure of material results from extreme conditions, report the condition on SF Form 368.
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OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD
Insulation may crack and cause electrical short circuits.
Tires may freeze to the ground or have a flat spot if under-inflated.
Brake shoes may freeze to brake drums and may need to be preheated to prevent damage to
For special instructions on driving in extreme cold weather conditions, refer to
FM 9-207 and FM 21-305.
For proper lubrication during extreme cold weather conditions, refer to (WP 0093).
When parking short term, park in a sheltered area out of the wind.
When parking long term, prepare a footing of planks or brush if high, dry ground is not available.
Remove all buildup of ice and snow as soon as possible after shutdown.
Cover and shield the semitrailer with canvas covers if available. Keep ends of covers off the ground to
keep them from freezing to the ground.