How to Move a M60 Patton Tank to a New Location

Do you need to relocate an M60 tank to a different location? This guide will show you how to go about it, with the permission and assistance of your local police department, of course.

Steps

1. Check to see that the batteries in your tank are fully charged. Under the turret floor are eight 6 volt batteries, which are used for backup power. These provide power to the engine starting motor as well as the electrical system for the tank.

2. Make sure you have enough diesel in your tank to get you through the trip. The tank is propelled by a diesel engine with two turbochargers that produces a lot of power. Before starting the engine, make sure the engine oil, hydraulic fluids, and transmission lubricant are all at the proper levels.

3. You can request a police escort at your neighbourhood police station. It is possible that you will require special permits, padding for the roadway or pavement, and traffic control personnel to assist you with the move. #Become familiar with the tank’s driving controls, including the throttle, which is used to increase or decrease engine speed.

The transmission selector is used to select the gear in which the tank will be driven.

The steering wheel is responsible for connecting the engine transmission to the left or right track in order to turn.

Manual brake pedals are used to bring the tank to a complete stop and/or to assist with sharper turning.

4. Start the tank’s engine by performing the following procedures:

Allowing fuel to flow to the injectors is accomplished by depressing the fuel shutoff knob.

Turn on the primary power control switch if necessary.

To activate the starter motor, press the starter button on the control panel.

Depending on how long the engine has been idled, you may need to manually prime the injectors or use an ether-based starting fluid added to the air intake to get it up and running again.

5. Once the engine is started, make sure to keep the brakes applied. The M60 engines have a tendency to accelerate on their own at times.

6. For the sake of safety, point the cannon in the direction of the rear. Because the turret is controlled from the centre compartment rather than by the tank driver, if there is no one in the gunner’s seat, you will need to rotate the turret before entering the front compartment of the vehicle.

7. When you’re ready to get things moving, give it a lot of throttle. The transmission necessitates a high level of engine speed in order to get the tank moving. The tank will lurch forward and will need approximately six to ten feet to come to a complete stop. Once it is in motion, it will behave in a manner similar to a car.

8. Open the hatch on the back of the car. To open the drivers hatch cover, simply slide it to the right. Continue to push the hatch in until it is securely in place. It is possible for the hatch to slide back in a left tilt or right tilt if it is not locked in place.

9. Begin practising turns in both first and second gears as soon as possible.

Between the turns in the two gears, you will notice a significant difference. The turning radius in first gear is approximately four times smaller than the turning radius in second gear.

Lurching and stop-and-go manoeuvres are somewhat common, and they do not necessarily indicate that you are a bad driver.

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