EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION Continued
The major components of the M548A3 carrier are connected together to form the power train. The power train furnishes and
controls the power to drive and steer the carrier. A V6 diesel engine, transmission, connecting propeller shafts and left and
right final drives make up the power train. The power plant consists of the diesel engine and automatic transmission. Power
developed by the engine is transmitted to the transmission which delivers power through the final drives to the sprockets of the
suspension system. The engine and transmission control the speed of power from one side to the other, providing the method
of steering the carrier.