The following "Initial Setup" information applies to all maintenance procedures:
Resources are not listed unless they apply to the procedure.
"Personnel Required" is listed only if more than one mechanic is required to complete the
All tags and forms attached to the equipment must be checked to learn the reason for removal of
equipment from service. Modification Work Orders (MWOs) and Technical Bulletins (TBs) must
also be checked for equipment changes and updates.
Before beginning a procedure, think about the safety risks and hazards to yourself and to others.
Wear protective gear such as safety goggles or lenses, safety shoes, rubber apron, or gloves.
Before beginning a procedure, ensure that the following conditions have been observed, unless
Trailer, if coupled, should be parked on level ground with prime mover parking brake set.
Engine must be off if prime mover is coupled to trailer, unless otherwise indicated.
Components must be at operating temperature to be tested.
Immediately clean up spilled fluids to avoid slipping.
When lifting heavy parts, have someone help you. Ensure that lifting equipment or jack is
working properly, that it meets weight requirement of part being lifted, and that it is securely
fastened to part.
Always use power tools carefully.
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning liquids or solvents
can injure personnel and damage equipment. To prevent this, refer to TM 9-247 for
General. Cleaning instructions will be the same for the majority of parts and components which
make up the equipment. The following applies to all cleaning operations:
Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.
Keep hands free of grease which can collect dust, dirt and grit.
After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt.
Parts that are subject to rust should be lightly oiled after cleaning (paragaph 4-10).