OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
This vehicle has been designed to operate safely and efficiently within the
limits specified in this TM. Operation beyond these limits is prohibited in
accordance with AR 70-1 without written approval from: Commander, U.S.
Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-DSA-
CS, Warren, MI 48397-5000.
This work package contains instructions for safely operating the M915A3 under unusual
conditions. In addition to normal preventive maintenance, special care must be taken to
keep truck operational in extreme temperatures and other environmental conditions.
Refer to FM 21-300 and FM 21-305 for additional information.
SLAVE START TRUCK
When slave starting truck, use NATO slave cable that DOES NOT have
loose or missing insulation.
DO NOT proceed if suitable cable is not available.
DO NOT use civilian-type jumper cables.
DO NOT operate starter motor for more than 30 seconds at a time. After
30 seconds, allow starter motor to cool for at least two minutes before
attempting to start engine again. Excessive heating of starter motor may
result in damage or early starter failure.
Under no circumstances can the truck be started by being towed or
pushed. Failure to follow this caution will cause damage to transmission.
Before slave starting, ensure that checks have been made to determine
whether problem is low or dead battery.
If vehicle other than another M915A3 is used to slave start truck, refer to
Operators Manual for that vehicle for any special slave starting proce-