Before moving out, drive slowly for 100 yards (91.4 m) to warm up suspension
Constantly watch gages for unusual readings. Stop vehicle if problems are noted and troubleshoot
(see tab. 3-1).
Refer to TM 21-306 for instructions on driving through snow, ice, and unusual terrain.
At Halt or Park.
Park vehicle in a sheltered area if halted for a short shut down period. If no shelter is available, have
vehicle face wind. For long shutdown periods, park on high, dry ground or on planks or brush. This
prevents tracks from freezing to ground. Chock in place if necessary.
After shutting down, place hydraulic levers in N so they will not freeze in an engaged position.
Clean vehicle of snow, ice, and mud immediately. Perform all after-operation procedures in table 2-1.
Cover vehicle with canvas tarpaulins to protect it from snow.
Protect batteries from freezing.
Refuel vehicle immediately after operation to reduce condensation in tanks.
Armament. Cover machine gun when not in use. Refer to TM 91005-213-10 for maintenance of machine
gun in cold weather.
Before staring APU in extremely cold weather (32 to -25F [0 to -32C]) refer to Appendix F for
Check engine crankcase oil grade and level.
Check chain case oil grade and level.
When staring APU in extremely cold weather (32 to -25F [0 to -32C]) do following:
Check to see that APU has been properly serviced for cold weather operation.