EQUIPMENT INSPECTION - CONTINUED
Inspect the vehicle for missing parts, or damage which might have occurred during loading, shipping, or
Inspect the engine, tires, glass panels, and instruments for damage.
Remove wrappings from all machined surfaces, and clean the surfaces to remove preservative coating.
Test the vehicle's brakes, and be sure that the brakeshoes do not stick to the brakedrums.
Check the tension on the water pump and alternator drive belts, and adjust as needed.
Replace any missing parts using TM 9-2320-269-20P.
If due for an oil change, drain the engine crankcase, replace the oil filters, and refill to the operating level with
oil of the type specified in the Lubrication Order (LO 9-2320-269-12).
Lubricate the entire vehicle in accordance with the Lubrication Order (LO 9-2320-269-12).
Make a final, complete inspection of the entire vehicle. Look for leaks, loose or broken hoses and lines, or any
other damage or unsafe condition.
SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING
The following information provides you with general safety precautions to be observed by all personnel using the M876
Truck and equipment. Dangerous situations or hazards which could occur during actual operation are discussed. The
purpose is to alert you to the possibility that accidents can and may happen. You must make a constant effort to prevent
accidents that could cause injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment. All NOTEs, WARNINGs, and CAUTIONs are
to be followed within this manual as they appear.
Warnings will always precede an operational procedure which involves a hazard. Such warnings, as in the following
sample, shall be observed by all personnel without exception.
Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks nearby when servicing batteries. The mixture of
oxygen and hydrogen gases released from batteries is flammable and can explode causing
serious injury or death.