OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD
Refer to the lubrication chart for proper lubricants to use in extreme cold.
Extreme cold can cause insulation material on electrical wire to crack and cause short circuits,
and other construction materials to become hard, brittle, and easily damaged or broken.
Tires may freeze to ground or have flat spots. If under inflated this condition will most likely worsen.
Brakeshoes may freeze to brakedrum and will need to be heated to prevent damage to mating
Refer to FM 9-207 and FM 21-305 for special instructions on driving hazards in extreme cold.
When parking short term, park in a sheltered area out of the wind.
For parking long term, place footing of planks or brush under trailer wheels, and leveling leg pads.
Remove all built-up ice, snow, and mud as soon as possible after use.
Shield the trailer with canvas covers, if available. Keep cover ends off the ground to keep them
from freezing to the ground.
OPERATION IN EXTREME HEAT
Refer to the lubrication chart for proper lubricants to use in extreme heat.
Do not park the trailer in sunlight for long periods of time. Heat and sunlight shorten tire
life. Shelter or cover the trailer with canvas if available.
OPERATION IN SANDY OR DUSTY AREAS
Clean, inspect, and lubricate more often in dusty or sandy areas.
For instructions to airlift the CKT, XCK2000 and XCK2000E1 refer to FM 90-4 (Airmobile Operations), and to
FM 55-70 (Army Transportation Container Operations).