a . G e n e r a l .
Maximum fording depth is 20 in. (50.8 cm).
Ford to maximum depth for short periods and short distances
only. Vehicles can ford to maximum depth for five minutes without requiring mainte-
nance to continue operation.
Check bottom surface of water to ensure it is hard enough to
be forded without exceeding maximum fording depth.
Ensure that engine is operating properly.
Lubricate unpainted surfaces to guard against rust and dete-
Place interaxle lockout (all-wheel drive) control valve in
LOCK (ENGAGE) position.
Place transmission in a low gear (paragraph 2-15) and enter
Ford at speeds of 3-4 mph (5-6 kph).
When vehicle emerges from water, apply brakes a few times
to dry brake linings. Ensure that brakes are working properly before driving at normal
Allow engine to run for awhile to drive out any accumulated
Drain or dry any area where water has accumulated.
Check all fluids for signs of contamination and for proper lev-
els. (Appendix F).
If vehicle has been operated in salt water, rinse undercar-
riage immediately. Allow exterior to dry and check for evidence of salt accumulation.
Use a clean, damp cloth to immediately remove all salt accumulation.
Notify Unit Maintenance that after-fording lubrication is