This technical manual contains instructions for operation and maintenance of the MT3 Standard Aircraft Towing
Type of Manual: and Field Maintenance
Equipment Name: MT3 SATS
Purpose of Equipment: The MT3 SATS is a stand-alone unit of aviation ground support equipment. The
MT3 SATS primary function is to tow and reposition Army Aviation Ground Support Equipment (AGSE) and
all Army aircraft.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by (as
applicable) DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual; DA PAM
738-751, Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management Systems (TAMMS) DA PAM 738-750,
Functional Users Manual for the Army Maintenance Management Systems - Aviation (TAMMS-A); or AR 700-138,
Army Logistics Readiness and Sustainability.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR) AND PRODUCT
QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORTS (PQDR).
If your MT3 SATS Tow Vehicle needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only
one who can tell us what you don t like about your equipment. Let us know why you don t like the design or
performance. If you have Internet access, the easiest and fastest way to report problems or suggestions is to
go to https://aeps.ria.army.mil/aepspublic.cfm (scroll down and choose the "Submit Quality Deiciency Report"
bar). The Internet form lets you choose to submit an Equipment Improvement Recommendation (EIR), a Product
Quality Deiciency Report (PQDR or a Warranty Claim Action (WCA). You may also submit your information using
an SF 368 (Product Quality Deiciency Report). You can send your SF 368 via e-mail, regular mail, or facsimile
using the addresses/facsimile numbers speciied in DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System
(TAMMS) Users Manual. We will send you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be
made to prevent the problem in future items.
Corrosion speciically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation of
metals. It is commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases, or salts. An example is the rusting of
iron. Corrosion damage in metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface
Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal (heat), oxidation (oxygen),
solvation (solvents), or photolytic (light, typically UV) processes. The most common exposures are excessive heat
or light. Damage from these processes will appear as cracking, softening, swelling, and/or breaking.
SF Form 368, Product Quality Deiciency Report should be submitted to the address speciied in DA PAM 750-8,
The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Destruction of Army material to prevent enemy use shall be in accordance with TM 750-244-6.
PREPARATION FOR SHIPPING OR STORAGE
Administrative storage of equipment issued to and used by Army activities will have Preventive Maintenance
Checks and Services (PMCS) performed before storing. When removing the equipment from administrative
storage, the PMCS checks should be performed to assure operational readiness.