AVIATION UNIT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION, STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
3-1. INSTALLATION. See paragraph 2-1.
3-2. STORAGE. When the transporter is not to be used for an extended period of time, it may be necessary to store it.
To store, lubricate all parts listed in paragraph 3-5, step c, set tire pressure to 25 psi, and support off the ground on
blocks in a warm, dry environment.
3-3. SHIPMENT. See paragraph 2-1 for transporter shipment and see paragraph 2-3 for transporter shipment with
shelter or container.
Section II. INSPECTION AND SERVICING
3-4. INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS. The transporter must be inspected at daily (eight hours of operational time) and
periodic (100 to 120 hours of operational time) inspection intervals. Daily inspection requirements are given in table 2-1
and periodic inspection requirements are given in table 3-1. All defects discovered during inspection will be corrected
before malfunctioning or serious damage occurs.
3-5. SERVICING. The transporter requires service checks for the following:
a. Tire Pressure. If the transporter is in storage or is being shipped by air, transportation or being used for cross
country movement, set the tire pressure to 25 psi.
b. Brake System. Before using the transporter, check the fluid level of the master cylinder located on the towbar. If
required, fill with SAE 70 R3 heavy-duty brake fluid or equivalent.
c. Lubrication. The transporter is lubricated at the points shown in fig. 3-1. Lubrication is performed after 500
hours of normal operation, after washing, or after fording. Lubricate the transporter as follows:
(1) Clean all fittings before lubricating.
(2) Clean parts with dry-cleaning solvent.
(3) Lubricate points, indicated by arrows, on both sides of the transporter.
(4) Use automotive and artillery grease at all lubrication points.