START ENGINE (M548A3) Continued
START ENGINE (above 40
Breathing excessive engine exhaust gases can cause death. Make sure cab floor plates and seats
are closed tight before you start engine. Keep fresh air flow while running engine.
Steering control is lost when steering wheel is locked. Death or injury may result. Unlock
steering wheel before moving carrier.
Noise from carrier or weapons can damage hearing of personnel in carrier. All personnel in
carrier MUST WEAR DOUBLE HEARING PROTECTION when carrier is operated. Hearing
protection devices must be properly worn to provide effective protection.
If DOUBLE HEARING PROTECTION is not worn, the safe level of noise exposure will be
exceeded in a short time. Hearing loss occurs gradually. Each noise exposure that exceeds the
ear protection guidelines will cause a temporary hearing loss. Over time, loss of hearing will
become permanent. Plan each days operation, and be sure all crew and riders have the
required ear protectors. Spare foam earplugs must be available.