a. Locate the tractor so there is sufficient room on all
b. Check hydraulic reservoir (8) for proper fluid level.
sides to perform inspections and maintenance while it is
Add oil (item 5, table 1-3) as required. Use hydraulic
in storage. Jack up the tractor and lift tires off the
fluid (item 6, table 13) if temperatures range from 0F
surface and place suitable blocks under the frame.
(-18C) to -65F (-54C).
b. Perform a monthly inspection while the equipment
c. Check the transfer case (4) for proper oil level. Add
is in storage and inspect for evidence of physical damage,
oil (item 7, table 1-3) as required.
such as rusting, accumulation of water, pilferage, or
d. Verify proper oil level in front and rear axle
differentials. Add oil (item 8, table 1-3) as required. Use
3-16. SHIPMENT. The towing tractor is designed to
lubricating oil (item 9, table 1-3) if temperatures range
operate in a temperature range of -20F to 125F
from 0F (-18C) to -65F (-54C).
without winterization kit. If shipment will subject the
towing tractor to temperatures in excess of this range, a
e. Start engine and check engine oil pressure gage for
winterization kit shall be installed.
pressure of 40 pounds or more.
3-1 7. LIFTING THE TOWING TRACTOR.
f. Check hydraulic transrnission dipstick (5) for proper
oil level while the engine is running. Add oil (item 5,
1-3) if temperatures range from OF (-18C) to -65F
Tractor weight is 5.5 tons. Proper capacity
crane should be used.
g. After normal operating temperature (160F) has
been reached, stop the engine and recheck engine oil
3-18. The tractor is not equipped with lifting eyes for
level. Add oil (item 3, table 1-3) as required.
crane and cable lifting. During tractor lifting by crane use
spreader bars to prevent tractor damage. (See figure 3-1.)
3-13. Before shipment or storage, the towing tractor
shall be given a thorough operational inspection and
prepared as follows:
a. Remove the drain plug from the fuel tanks and
drain the fuel into a suitable container.
b. Drain the carburetor and fuel lines into a suitable
c. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery.
d . Drain the hydraulic system and refill with
p r e s e r v a t i v e hydraulic oil.
e . Drain the hydraulic pump and refill with
preservative hydraulic oil, (item 10, table 1-3).
f . Drain the engine crankcase and refill with
corrosion-preventive compound, (item 11, table 1-3).
g. Cap all inlet and outlet parts.
3-14. LIMITED STORAGE AND SHIPMENT.
3-15. The following criteria shall be adhered to when
Figure 3-1. Crane lifting method
the towing tractor is placed in limited storage.