The typical military vehicle is supplied with a pile of documentation and the M37 family of vehicles is no exception. In addition to manuals for the operator, there are far more detailed TMs for the echelons of maintenance, Technical Bulletins and MWOs (Modification Work Orders) to describe authorized field changes, and other documents.
M37 with AN/GRC-36 radioteletype in S-89/G shelter mounted in bed.
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Technical Manuals for the Dodge M-37 Truck Family
Manuals for the M-37 series of vehicles were published in groups as the vehicles evolved and military documentation procedures changed. Each manual typically covers all applicable vehicles in the family. This is a solid list but not exhaustive.
Ord 8,9 SNL G-741 Organizational Maintenance
TM 9-808-1 Operation
TM 9-808-2 Maintenance
TM 9-840 Operation and Organizational Maintenance
TM 9-1808A-1 Engine and Clutch
TM 9-1808A-2 Electrical System
TM 9-1808B Ordance Maintenance Power Train Chassis and Body
TM 9-1840A Ordnance Maintenance Engine and Clutch
TM 9-8030 Operation and Organizational Maintenance
TM 9-8031-2 Power Train, Body and Frame
LO 9-2320-212-12 Lube order
TM 9-2320-212-10 Operator's Manual (30 November 1973)
TM 9-2320-212-20 Organizational Maintenance (30 November 1973, Supersedes TM 9-8030)
TM 9-8030 Lubrication Order
TM 9-2320-212-34P Direct Support and General Support Parts and Tools
TM 9-2520-232-35 Field and Depot Maintenance NP420 Transmission, M37B1
LO 9-2320-212-12 Lubrication Order
TB-212-20/1 Transmission differences, NP420 early and late production
TB 9-2855-5 Installation of Gasoline personnel heater, Southwind
TB 9-2855-6 Installation of Power Plant Heater
TB 9-2855-7 Hard Top Enclosure Kit Installation
TB 9-2855-45 Installation of Hot Water Personnel Heater Kit
TB 9-2855-1080C Carter Carburetor
TB 9-2320-212-20/2 Upgrade of 45 amp-hr Batteries to 100 amp-hr
TB 9-2320-212-20/3 Tire pressure
MWO 9-2300-20 Turn signal installation
MWO 9-2300-263 Turn signal installation
MWO G741-W7 Relocate spare tire
MWO ORD 6741-W10 Tailgate support
TM 11-xxx includes a series of manuals for installation of specific radio equipment in the M37. For example, TM 11-2300-352-15-2 describes installation of the AN/VRC-12
Special pubs and PS Magazine compilations. For example, "Be your own inspector on 3/4 ton trucks," PM 4383-O-Army-Knox-Jun70-4M
Changes and updates to these manuals occurred during the service life of the M37 vehicles. Other manuals describe equipment and procedures common to M-series vehicles.
Tabulated Data for the Dodge M-37 Truck Family
Dimensions, weights, and other data for the M-37 family of vehicles is on these two pages from TM 9-8030 (Operation and Organizational Maintenance), May 1955. Click for a larger image: