TM 5-3895-371-24 & P
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL.
This manual is designed to help you maintain and repair the M918 Bituminous Distributor Body. Listed
below are special features which have been included to make it easier to locate and to use the informa-
tion you need.
A Table of Contents is provided, giving you a quick reference to chapters and sections
that you will be using often.
Warnings, subject headings, procedural steps, and certain other modules of information are
highlighted in bold print as a visual aid for you.
Upper case type is used to separate basic instructions from the more detailed procedural
FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES WHEN YOU USE THIS MANUAL:
Read all warnings and cautions.
If you need a quick reference on a procedure, or if you need to refresh your memory, read the
information which is printed in upper case type. This should help you get the information you
need without having to read an entire passage of text.
When you need more complete information on a subject, read all the material pertaining to
that subject, including information printed in both upper and lower case type.
Throughout this manual, illustration callout numbers are sequential, starting with Arabic
numeral 1, in clockwise rotation wherever possible. In cases where the same part is used in
more than one place in an illustration, it will generally have the same callout number. Where
detail illustrations are needed to further identify parts of a larger exploded view illustration,
like items will have the same callout number for ease of identification.
Section I. GENERAL
This technical manual is for your use in performing Organizational Direct Support and
General Support maintenance of the Etnyre Bituminous Distributor mounted on the M918 truck chassis.
The instructions in this manual are divided in accordance with the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC)
(Appendix B) to define responsibilities for Organizational Maintenance personnel (Chapter 2) and-Direct
Support and General Support maintenance personnel (Chapter 3 thru 12).
See TM 9-2320-27320 for maintenance
support of the M918 truck chassis.