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OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
GENERAL
1.
This work package contains instructions for safely operating the vehicle with Crew Protection Kit installed.
Read and follow the procedures in Operation Under Usual Conditions before operating vehicle with Crew Protection
2.
Kit. For the M915A1P1, refer to TM 9-2320-283-10. For the M915P1, M916P1, M917P1, and M920P1, refer to TM 9-
2320-273-10.
INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS AND DAILY CHECKS
0005 00
NOTE
Refer to WP 0004 00 for the location and operation of operator controls.
Perform Before Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) before operation (WP 0008 00 and WP
OPERATING VEHICLE
0005 00
WARNING
Due to increased weight with Crew Protection Kit installed, operator should be aware of differences in vehi-
cle's driving characteristics and adjust driving accordingly. Failure to do so may cause injury or death to per-
sonnel.
1.
With Crew Protection Kit installed, vehicle is heavier than usual. Due to this increased weight, adjust driving to allow
for greater stopping distance.
2.
Vehicle may steer differently with Crew Protection Kit installed. Adjust vehicle speed accordingly and exercise caution.
WARNING
The center of gravity is higher on a vehicle with a Crew Protection Kit installed.
Always use slower speed when operating vehicle.
DO NOT operate vehicle on steep hills or inclines.
Failure to follow these warnings may cause injury or death to personnel.
3.
The center of gravity is higher with a Crew Protection Kit installed. Use slower speeds when making turns or changing
lanes. Also, use extreme caution when operating the vehicle on any incline. The higher center of gravity increases the
chance of rollover.
WARNING
Visibility is reduced on a vehicle with a Crew Protection Kit installed. Always use ground guides when
maneuvering vehicle near obstacles. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury to personnel or damage
to equipment.
4.
Visibility is reduced with a Crew Protection Kit installed. Operate vehicle with caution and use ground guides.
WARNING
Vehicles with a Crew Protection Kit installed have different door handles and latching hardware. Do not
allow clothing or equipment to catch on door hardware. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury to
personnel.
5.
When entering or exiting the vehicle, use three-point contact procedure at all times. Keep clothing and equipment away
from door hardware.



 


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