OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS - CONTINUED
EMERGENCY LOWERING OF THE BOOM - CONTINUED
Lower Boom (Extended or Loaded With a Container).
Open valve located under vehicle, on right frame forward of right-rear tire.
Turn vehicle ignition on.
Press auxiliary pump switch on instrument panel on. It will run for four minutes, then pause for two minutes, then
restart, if necessary.
Use joystick to lower and retract the boom.
OPERATE IN EXTREME COLD
Extreme cold causes many problems:
(1) Lubricants thicken or congeal.
(2) Batteries may freeze or lose their electrical efficiency.
(3) Fuel may not readily atomize for combustion.
(4) Various materials will become hard, brittle, and easily damaged.
(5) The cooling system requires adequate protection from extreme cold.
(6) Fuels, lubricants, and antifreeze compounds require special storage, handling, and use.
Refer to FM 9-207 for additional information.
Notify Organizational Maintenance to prepare vehicle for arctic operation.
Vehicles assigned to arctic regions are equipped with an auxiliary arctic heater to enable easier starting by providing
preheating of engine cooling system.
When starting out in extreme cold, follow these procedures:
(1) Be careful when you first start your vehicle. Use cold weather starting procedure and allow engine time to reach
operating temperature range of 180-200°F (82-93°C). Be alert that tires may be frozen to ground.
(2) Start driving very slowly for about 100 yards (91.4 m). If a problem is noted, notify Organizational Maintenance
When parking, follow these procedures: