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the
age
and
condition
of
the
trailer
will
permit.
Fully
inflated
tires will result in an increase in the shock transmitted to the
materiel
when
moving
over
rough
or
rocky
ground.
Under-
inflated tires will cause internal ruptures of the tire and dam-
age to the tube.
c. Mud and Snow. Reduce
tire
inflation
pressure
for
operation
in soft mud or deep snow. Keep tires free from ice.
d.
Fording
and
Excessive
Humidity.
(1) Wheel bearings should be cleansed and hand-packed
with lubricant as specified in the lubrication order (par.
38) after each submersion.
(2) Tire pressure should be reduced to aid in amphibious
landings
(TM
31-200).
(3) Protect cables and terminals by spraying with ignition
insulation compound.
(4)
Corrosive
action
on
all
parts
of
the
semitrailer
will
occur
in
areas
of
high
humidity
and
during
the
rainy
season.
Evidence will appear in the form of rust and
paint blisters on metal surfaces and mildew or mold
on fabrics, leather, and unpainted wooden surfaces. Pro-
tect
exterior
surfaces
by
touch-up
painting
and
by
keeping a film of engine lubricating oil (SAE-10) on
unfinished
exposed
metal
surfaces.
(5)
A  careful  watch  must
be
kept
for
evidence
of
the
presence  of  termites.
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