OPERATION IN MUDDY AND SWAMPY AREAS
a. When traveling off-road in rough terrain, water holes, ditches, creeks, and swampy areas may be
negotiated. This will cause a build-up of dirt and debris on the vehicle. Be sure to thoroughly clean the
truck immediately after the mission.
b. Engage the interaxle differential lock to maintain traction before negotiating rough terrain.
2-24. OPERATION IN DUST PRONE AREAS. In areas where dust and sand storms are frequent, extra
attention must be paid to lubrication and maintenance of the vehicle. This includes checking or replacing
filters and cleaning inside the engine compartment and pump body. Removal of gritty dust from
components such as valves and control lever linkages and other moving parts is essential. Unless
removed, fine dust may cause excessive component wear.
2-25. OPERATION IN HIGH ALTITUDES. Normally, operation in higher altitudes will cause loss of engine
power; however, since the truck is equipped with a turbocharged engine, this loss will not be appreciable.