SHUTTING DOWN VEHICLE
Stop vehicle. Refer to page 2-59.
With brake pedal (1) depressed, move
shift lever (2) into neutral, pull out and
down on brake release handle (3).
Release brake pedal (1).
Failure to observe proper engine
shutdown procedures will cause
high engine failure rate.
Set hand throttle control lever (4) to run
engine at 1,000 to 1,200 rpm and allow
engine to cool for 3 to 5 minutes until
temperature reaches 170°F - 185°F
(77°C - 85°C).
Push in throttle control lever (4) to return
engine to normal idle.
Turn off all communication and ac-
Pull out engine shutdown handle (5) until
engine stops, then push handle back to
If engine doesnt stop, check
Turn instrument and MASTER switches
TO WING A DISABLED M578 RECOVERY VEHICLE
Do not tow a disabled vehicle
over 5 mph (8 kph). In an
emergency a disabled vehicle
can be towed for a distance,
not to exceed 1/4 mile (0.4
km), without disconnecting final
drives. Do not shift towed vehi-
cle into gear during towing
After vehicle is shut down, do after
operation PMCS on pages 2-18 thru
Secure vehicle. Close and padlock
cupola, all hatches, and doors.
Coordinate with unit mainte-
nance personnel to disconnect
1 Block tracks of a disabled vehicle to pre-
vent any movement.
2 Remove deck clips or bolts and remove
transmission deck to gain access to final