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S A N D
If you operate the M915A1 in sand:
MAINTAIN STEADY, EVEN MOVEMENT WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN LOWER
GEAR RANGES. Try to keep your truck rolling without straining the engine and
If you get stuck, ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE to gain additional traction. Reduce
pressure in the front tires to 50 psi and reduce pressure in the rear tires to 45 psi.
After you have the truck out, inflate all tires to normal pressure.
IF THE TRUCK BOGS DOWN even though you have reduced tire pressure, PLACE
BOARDS, BRUSH, CANVAS, OR SIMILAR MATERIALS UNDER AND IN FRONT
OF TIRES AFTER SHOVELING A CLEAR PATH AHEAD OF EACH TIRE. This should
provide better traction.
IF THESE EFFORTS FAIL and it becomes evident that you cannot free the truck
under its own power, HAVE ANOTHER VEHICLE TOW YOUR TRUCK OUT.
WHENEVER YOU OPERATE THE M915A1 IN SANDY OR DUSTY AREAS, YOU
1. MAKE SURE EACH TIRE HAS A VALVE CAP.
2. CHECK ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION TEMPERATURE AND ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE GAGES FREQUENTLY.
3. IF YOUR TRUCK OVERHEATS, STOP AND FIND OUT WHY. Service or notify
Organizational Maintenance, if necessary.
4. Make sure engine oil level tuba and transmission fluid level/filler tube are cleared
before you remove the dipsticks to check fluids. CLEAN ACCUMULATIONS
OF SAND AND DIRT FROM AROUND ANY FLUID FILLER LOCATIONS
BEFORE YOU CHECK OR ADD FLUIDS.
5. CLEAN SPOUTS OF FUEL CONTAINERS AND AREAS AROUND FILLER CAP
ON FUEL TANK BEFORE YOU ADD FUEL. UNDER EXTREME SANDY OR
DUSTY CONDITIONS, FILTER FUEL WHEN YOU FILL TANK.
6. WHEN YOU PARK THE TRUCK OVERNIGHT OR FOR ANY EXTENDED
PERIOD in cold temperature, PARK SO THAT REAR OF TRUCK FACES
TOWARD THE WIND, IF POSSIBLE, OR COVER THE RADIATOR AND ALL
WINDOW GLASS WITH CANVAS.