OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
This work package contains instructions for safely operating the M1074 Palletized Load System (PLS) Tractor Truck
with Crew Protection Kit installed.
Read and follow the procedures in Operation Under Usual Conditions in TM 9-2320-364-10 before operating with
INITIAL ADJUSTMENTS AND DAILY CHECKS
N OT E
Refer to WP 0004 00 for the location and operation of operator controls.
Perform Before operation Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) before operating vehicle (WP 0008 00
WAR N I N G
Due to increased weight of PLS with armor kit installed, operator should be aware of differences in
vehicle's driving characteristics and adjust driving accordingly. Failure to do so may cause an accident
and injury or death to personnel.
Due to increased weight of doors, use extreme caution when opening and closing doors. If vehicle is
parked on non-level ground, door may swing in direction of slope. Failure to follow this warning may
cause injury to personnel.
When placing foot on step to enter cab of vehicle, be aware of side blast deflector. Edge of side blast
deflector protrudes outward beyond step. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury to personnel.
With Crew Protection Kit installed, vehicle weight is increased by approximately 2,766 lb (1255 kg). Due to this
increased weight, adjust driving to allow for greater stopping distance.
Vehicle may steer differently with armor kit installed. Adjust vehicle speed accordingly and exercise caution.
Operate heater/air conditioning system as needed to ensure proper cab ventilation.
Maintain good visibility for operating personnel. Keep ballistic glass at side door windows and windshield clean. Fol-
low cleaning instructions in Cleaning Ballistic Glass (WP 0010 00).
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