PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES Continued
ITEM TO BE
Area in front of carrier must be clear and
level before coasting to stop.
Drive carrier onto hard level ground. Shift
range selector to SL (for M548A3) or N
(for M548A1) range and let carrier coast
to stop. Do not use brakes or turn the
steering wheel for the M548A3 or use the
laterals on the M548A1. After carrier has
stopped, shut off engine and exit carrier.
a. Check for missing or damaged track adjusters.
Track adjuster extended too far may
buckle and become damaged during
operation. Do not extend track adjuster
beyond 17 inches (43 centimeters)
(maximum), as measured between centers
of track adjuster and mounting screws.
Use track pin punch for measurement if
longer than punch. Remove track shoe.
a. Repeat inspection procedure on other track.
Adjust track tension as needed.