OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
This machine 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,
This section contains instructions for safely operating the RTCH under unusual conditions. In addition to normal pre-
ventive maintenance, special care must be taken to keep the machine operational in extreme temperatures and other environ-
When slave starting, 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 allow disabled and booster machines to come in contact with each other at any time during
slave starting. Failure to follow these warnings may cause injury or death to personnel.
Ensure that both disabled machine and booster machine are equipped with serviceable NATO slave receptacles.
Remove slave receptacle cover on disabled machine and booster machine.
Connect slave cable to booster machine slave receptacle.
Connect other end of slave cable to slave receptacle of disabled machine, located on right side of engine compartment.
Turn main disconnect switch of disabled machine to
Start booster machine and run at a speed just above
Wait approximately five minutes, then start disabled
machine. If engine fails to start, notify Organizational
After starting disabled machine, return booster
machine to idle.
Remove slave cable from disabled machine, then from
NATO SLAVE RECEPTACLE