Equipment and Maintenance Reports (Cont)
1-4. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT. Instructions for preparation for storage or
shipment are provided in TM 9-2320-279-20.
1-5. NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE. Table 1-1 lists the nomenclature cross-references used
in this manual.
Cold start system
Jake brake, Jacobs® brake
Antifreeze, ethylene glycol mixture
Ether quick-start system
Quick disconnect coupling
1-6. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR). If any vehicle
needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. The user is the only one who can tell us how the
equipment might be improved. Let us know what isnt liked about the design. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality
Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-QRT, Warren, MI 48397-5000. Well send a reply.
1-7. EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT REPORT AND MAINTENANCE DIGEST (EIR MD) AND
EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT REPORT AND MAINTENANCE SUMMARY (EIR MS).
The quarterly Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Digest, TB 43-0001-39 series, contains
valuable field information on the equipment covered in this manual. The information in the TB 43-0001-39
series is compiled from some of the Quality Deficiency Reports that have been prepared on the vehicles
covered in this manual. Many of these articles result from comments, suggestions, and improvement
recommendations that were submitted to the EIR program. The TB 43-0001-39 series contains information
on equipment improvements, minor alterations, 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. In addition, the more maintenance
significant articles, including minor alterations, field-fixes, etc., that have a more permanent and
continuing need in the field are republished in the Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance
Summary (EIR MS) for TACOM Equipment (TM 43-1043). Refer to both of these publications
(TB 43-0001-39 series and TM 43-1043) periodically, especially the TB 43-0001-39 series, for 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 310-1, Consolidated Index of Army
Publications and Blank Forms, and Appendix A, References, of this manual.
1-8. WARRANTY INFORMATION. The M977 series vehicles are warranted by Oshkosh Truck
Corporation for 12 months or 12,000 miles (19 308 km), whichever comes first. For complete information
covering this warranty, refer to Warranty Technical Bulletin, TB 9-2300-295-15/19. 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.
1-9. METRIC SYSTEM. The equipment described herein contains metric components and requires
metric common and special tools; therefore, metric units in addition to English units will be used
throughout this manual. An English-to-metric conversion table is included as the last page of this manual
inside the back cover.