Never attempt to plow mud or dirt in any form at any time; serious damage to
the equipment and personal injury can occur.
Note: A training video, Snowplow Operations with the HMMWV, with an
added feature, Tire Chains: How to Install and Use Them, is available from the
U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (USACRREL),
ATTN: Library Services, 72 Lyme Road, Hanover NH 03755-1290.
31. Once the HMMWV has the frame plates and wiring harness with the
plow controller installed, the plow properly assembled can be easily mounted on
and dismounted from the HMMWV. Instructions for doing this are found on the
back of the snowplow blade. These instructions are detailed and cover mounting
the plow and dismounting the plow. For safety purposes and for correct usage,
these instructions should be followed exactly as described.
Inspect plow components and bolts for wear or damage whenever mounting
or removing the plow. Worn or damaged components could permit plow to drop
Never put your finger in A-frame ear or coupling lug holes to check
alignment. If the plow should move, your finger can be crushed.
32. If the release rod has been misplaced or lost, another one can be
fashioned by welding a 3/8-inch bolt that is 1 inch long to a piece of rod or to
3/4-inch rebar material. The handle should be approximately 24 inches long.