Check all lines, tubes and hoses carefully. Do not use
your bare hand to check for leaks. Use a board or
cardboard to check for leaks. Refer to Safety, Fluid
Penetration in this section for more details. Tighten all
connections to the recommended torque. Replace if
any of the following conditions are found:
End fittings are damaged or leaking.
Outer covering is chafed or cut, and the wire
reinforcing is exposed.
Outer covering is ballooning locally.
There is evidence of kinking, or crushing, of the
flexible part of the hose.
Hose armor is embedded in the outer cover.
End fittings are displaced.
Make sure that all clamps, guards and heat shields are
installed correctly, to prevent vibration, rubbing against
other parts, and excessive heat during operation.
Threat of Nuclear, Biological, and
Chemical (NBC) Contamination
The DEUCE incorporates a CARC painted exterior.
The materials used in the DEUCE are metal, rubber,
plastic, fabric and glass. In the event of NBC
contamination, the decontaminates for these surfaces
and materials are listed in Army FM 3-5. For
decontamination procedures, refer to Army FM 3-7.
The DEUCE Parts Manual, TM5-2430-200-24P,
contains a list of parts that are susceptible to damage
from NBC exposure.
ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) Exposure
The components listed and designated as EMP
susceptible may be damaged by EMP exposure. If the
machine is exposed to an EMP incident, verify proper
operation and repair as necessary. The DEUCE Parts
Manual, TM5-2430-200-24P, contains a list of parts
that are susceptible to damage from EMP exposure.
Mounting and Dismounting
This machine can be mounted or dismounted at the
left front of the machine.
Mount and dismount the machine only on the left
side, where steps and hand holds are provided.
Inspect, and when necessary, clean and have
repairs made to the steps and hand holds before
mounting and dismounting.
Face the machine when mounting and dismounting.
Maintain a three-point contact (two feet and one
hand or one foot and two hands) with the steps and
Never get on or off a moving machine.
Never jump off the machine.
Do not try to climb on or off the machine when
carrying any tools or supplies. Use a hand line to
pull any equipment up onto the platform.
Do not use any controls as hand holds when
entering or leaving the operator's station.
Always raise and then use the handrails when on the
Keep the walkways free of debris and oil. Clean
away any ice or snow that has accumulated.
This machine is equipped with an alternate exit. For
additional alternate exit information, refer to Operation
Section, Monitoring Systems and Cab Features in this
Before Starting the Engine
Start the engine only from the operator's station.
Never short across the starter terminals or across the
batteries, as this could bypass the engine neutral-start
system, as well as damage the electrical system.
Before starting the engine, refer to Operation Section,
Before Starting the Engine in this manual.
Do not start the engine or move any of the controls if
there is a Do Not Operate or similar warning tag
attached to the start switch or controls.
Diesel engine exhaust contains products of
combustion which can be harmful to your health.
Always start and operate the engine in a well-
ventilated area. If the machine is in an enclosed area,
vent the exhaust to the outside.