SECTION III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
This section contains instructions for operating vehicle under normal weather conditions. Operations under
unusual weather are covered in Chapter 2, Section IV.
Before starting main engine and driving vehicle, perform all Before-operation PMCS. These are found in Chapter
2, table 2-1. Take the vehicle for a short test of one mile and see that it operates the way it should.
ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE.
When your unit receives a new vehicle, it must be thoroughly checked out. If anything is wrong with the M88A1,
record it on DA Form 2404.
Check the vehicle for completeness of assembly. Ensure all equipment and controls are present and in good
Check the components and support items supplied with the vehicle against the Components Of End Item (COEI)
and Basic Issue Items (BII) lists provided in Appendix B.
2-10. INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS, CHECKS, AND SELF-TEST.
Before operating the vehicle, you must be familiar with controls and instruments described in Chapter 2,
If engine is new or reconditioned, perform general and break-in services described in paragraphs 2-8 and
Ensure all controls on M88A1 are properly positioned. Be certain that hatches and doors are secured and
equipment is properly stowed. This will help ensure effective operation and safe conditions for you and
crew. Never take anything for granted check everything yourself.
Adjust seats now so that you will not have to when driving.