Figure 2-8. Unlocking the retaining plate.
(2) Locking retaining plate. Assure that five
within the normal view of the operator when in an
operating position. The plates will include:
numeral plates are stacked on each anchor pin with the
two top plates showing the desired classification number.
(1) Road speed plates.
To prescribe the
If the vehicle is to be used in combination, position the
maximum permissible speed for operation in each gear
retaining plate so that the red C on one side of the plate
ratio and range.
will be visible. If the vehicle is to be used singly, position
(2) Shift diagram plates. Two show the location
the retaining plate so that the red C will not be visible.
of each position of the transmission, transfer, and/or
Press down firmly on the top of one stack of numeral
plates and slide the retaining plate onto the lock pin until
Operation plates containing precautionary
the plate snaps in place. Repeat the procedure for the
instructions to avoid personnel injury or equipment
remaining stack of plates and lock the retaining plate to
damage will have a red background. This applies to new
the remaining lock pin.
plates of photosensitive anodized aluminum, conforming
I. See appendix B for vehicle weight classification
to type H, MILSPEC 15024. Existing plates will be
data. For vehicles not listed, or for which no similar
replaced only when no longer serviceable.
vehicle is listed, refer to TM 5312, only in the event that
d. Designation plates contain data pertinent to the
no qualified engineer is available.
vehicle or equipment, but are not required for actual
operation. They will be located in convenient position
Operation and Designation Plates. a. These
without creating confusion with operation plates. The
plates, as provided on vehicles and equipment, will be
plates will include:
kept clear and free from paint at all times.
(1) Name or identification plates. To show
b. Operation plates contain data or instructions on
nomenclature, manufacturer, model, serial number,
stock number, contract number, date of delivery to the