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2-26. Fording
a. Instructions for fording operations for the towing vehicle also apply to the semitrailer.
b. Refer to TM 9-0238 for instructions on deep water fording and deep water fording kits.
c. Fording depth of the semitrailer is limited to the fording depth limit of the cargo or the towing vehicle,
whichever is lower.
d. XM1063 only: Reduce tire pressure to 45 psi (310.28 kPa) to aid in amphibious landings.
e. After fording operations, perform the following services immediately (if tactical situation permits):
Dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) is toxic and flammable. Avoid prolonged breathing of
vapors. Avoid skin contact. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from open
flame. Flash point of solvent is 138oF (50oC).
(1) Notify unit maintenance to remove wheel and rim assemblies and clean them thoroughly with dry
cleaning solvent (item 3, Appendix E). Dry all working components of brakes and wheel bearings.
Lubricate in accordance with Appendix I, Lubrication Instructions.
(2) Immersion in salt water greatly increases rusting and corrosion, especially on unpainted surfaces.
Remove all traces of saltwater from the semitrailer. Apply lubricating oil (item 8, Appendix E). Notify
unit maintenance that complete disassembly/assembly may be needed.
f. Notify unit maintenance to clean wheel bearings and hand pack with lubricant specified in Appendix I,
Lubrication Instructions, after each submission.


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