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Use of Moldboard
C AU T I O N
Tip moldboard forward to prevent cutting into road surface and causing damage to
1. Tip moldboard forward to prevent damage to road surface and machine. This allows the cutting edge to ride
over road surface, instead of cutting into it, which could cause damage to machine and the road surface.
2. When plowing over asphalt or frozen ground, use blade float to allow moldboard to move freely over uneven
surfaces, and prevent road damage.
Use of All Wheel Drive (AWD)
All wheel drive provides additional steering and traction control, and reduces the need for tire chains.
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Extreme heat causes problems that an operator must be aware of, such as:
1. Fuel expands. Do not fill tanks more than 80% full to allow for expansion.
2. Be alert for the possibility of overheating.
3. It is important to maintain engine speed to circulate engine coolant to help engine cooling.
4. Air filter elements will require checking more frequently. They will require cleaning or replacement if ENGINE
SYSTEM indicator illuminates on the monitor system.
1. Perform all Before PMCS checks and services (WP 0013).
2. Lubricate in accordance with LO 5-3805-293-13.
1. During very hot weather operation, avoiding continuous high engine RPM will help prevent machine from
overheating. Alter operating procedures accordingly.
2. Check coolant level in coolant tank at frequent intervals throughout any single work shift (WP 0013).
3. Keep radiator and grille free of bugs, dust, dirt, mud, and other foreign matter. Clean frequently if necessary
4. Monitor engine coolant temperature gauge. Red range on gauge indicates coolant temperature is above 225°F
(107°C). If coolant temperature indicator comes on, machine may be operated at three-fourths workload until
indicator goes off. If indicator remains on longer than ten minutes, shut down machine and notify Field Level
5. Monitor hydraulic oil temperature gauge. Red range on gauge indicates coolant temperature is above 199°F
(93°C). If hydraulic oil temperature indicator comes on, machine may be operated at three-fourths workload
until indicator goes off. If indicator remains on longer than ten minutes, shut down machine and notify Field
6. Refer to FM 90-3 for additional extreme heat operation information.