8 November 1993
SUPERSEDES L05-2350-262-12, 26 JUNE 1992
ARMORED COMBAT EARTHMOVER (ACE), M9
Reference: TM 5-2350-262-10, TM 5-2350-262-20-1, -2, TB 43-0210, and Supply Catalog C9100-IL
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DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
This lubrication order is divided into six sections, based on lubrication intervals (daily, monthly, quarterly,
semiannually, annually, and on-condition).
An overall view showing lubrication points precedes each set of detailed notes.
A dotted leader line (- - - -) means there are lubrication points on both sides of the vehicle.
Intervals are based on normal operation.
Lubricate more often during constant operation.
Relubricate all items found contaminated after fording, swimming, or high-pressure washing.
On-condition intervals for oil changes shall be determined by the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP)
laboratory and shall be applied unless otherwise notified. See card 3 for oil sampling procedures.
Oil filters shall be changed at prescribed hardtime intervals or sooner when:
a. They are known to be contaminated, or clogged;
b. Service is recommended by AOAP laboratory analysis.
For equipment under manufacturer's warranty, hardtime oil service intervals shall be followed. Intervals
shall be shortened if lubricants are known to be contaminated or if operation is under adverse conditions
(such as longer-than-usual operating hours, extended idling periods, extreme dust).
WARNING: Drycleaning solvent (SD-2) is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves,
and use only in well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and do not breathe
vapors. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. If you become dizzy while using drycleaning
solvent, get fresh air immediately, and get medical aid. If contact with skin or clothing is made, flush with
water. If contact with eyes is made, wash your eyes with water, and get medical aid immediately.
For operation of vehicle in prolonged cold temperatures below -10~F (-23~C): remove lubricants prescribed
in the key for temperatures above -10~F (-23~C), clean parts with drycleaning solvent (SD-2), and
relubricate with lubricants specified in the key for temperatures 0~F to -65~F (-18~C to -54~C).
Operation in dusty or sandy areas requires more frequent cleaning and servicing of filters to prevent dust
from entering engine, transmission, steer unit, and hydraulic system.
The man-hour time specified is the time you need to do all the services prescribed for a particular interval.
These times are based on normal vehicle operation.
LEVEL OF MAINTENANCE: C - Operator
O Unit Maintenance
Type of lubricants used at each point are identified by arrows:
NEVER use the wrong type grease.
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
NEVER use too much lubrication.
ALWAYS clean grease fittings with drycleaning solvent (SD),
type II or equivalent, and dry before lubricating.
ALWAYS use the lubrication order.
Approved for public release: distribution Is unlimited.