OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS - FOLDING DOZER BLADE
Combat Engineer, 21B
1. This section contains instructions for safely operating the M9 ACE under usual conditions. Unusual
conditions are defined and described in TM 5-2350-262-10.
2. Before operating a new or reconditioned M9 ACE, make sure Field Maintenance services the vehicle.
3. Perform all "After" PMCS listed in Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
(WP 0018) before operating the M9 ACE to make sure that all adjustments and checks are completed.
4. Review all towing instructions in towing vehicle manual to prepare for coupling and uncoupling operations.
FOLDING DOZER BLADE
Do not work in front or near the blade and apron unless the dozer lockpins are installed.
Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
Start the engine (TM 5-2350-262-10) and allow it to warm up for three to five minutes.
Place SPRUNG/UNSPRUNG control lever (Figure 1, Item 1) in SPRUNG position.
Folding Dozer Blade.