Equipment and Maintenance Reports (Cont)
proposed Modification Work Orders (MWOs), warranties (if applicable), actions
taken on some of the DA Form 2028s (Recommended Changes to Publications),
and advance information on proposed changes that may affect this manual.
Significant maintenance articles, including minor alterations and field-fixes, are
republished in the Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Summary
(EIR MS) for TACOM Equipment (TM 43-0143). Refer to the TB 43-0001-62 series
and TM 43-0143 periodically for the most current and authoritative information
on the equipment. The information will help to do a better job and will advise of
the latest changes to this manual. Also refer to DA Pam 25-30, Consolidated
Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms, and Appendix A, References, of
1-4. HAND RECEIPT (HR) MANUALS.
This manual has a companion
document with a TM number followed by -HR (Hand Receipt). The
TM 9-2320-279-10-HR consists of preprinted hand receipts (DA Form 2062) that
list end item related equipment (COEI, BII, and AAL) which must be accounted
for. As an aid to property accountability, additional -HR manuals may be
requisitioned from the following source in accordance with procedures in
US Army Publications Distribution Center - St. Louis
1655 Woodsen Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114-6181
1-5. SUBMITTING QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORTS (QDR).
vehicle needs improvement, let us know. Send us a QDR. You, the user, are the
only one who can tell us what you dont like about your equipment. Let US know
why you dont like the design or performance. Put it on an SF368 (Quality
Deficiency Report). Mail it to Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and
Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-AC-NML, Rock Island, IL 61299-7630.
You can also provide information to TACOM via datafax or e-mail. TACOMs
datafax number is: DSN 793-0726 or (309) 782-0726. E-mail address:
1-6. WARRANTY INFORMATION. The M977 series vehicles are warranted
by Oshkosh Truck Cornoration for 12 months or 12,000 miles (19 308 km),
whichever comes first. The warranty starts on the date found in block 23,
DA Form 2408-9, in the logbook. Report all defects in material or workmanship
to the supervisor, who will take appropriate action through the organizational
maintenance shop. Refer to TB 9-2320-279-14 for more information on the
warranty procedures for the M977 series vehicles.
1-7. METRIC SYSTEM. The equipment described herein contains metric
components and requires metric, common, and special tools. Therefore, metric
units and English units will be used throughout this publication. An
English-to-metric conversion table is included as the last page of this manual
inside the back cover.