Ready Diesel Generator (Figure 2-30, Sheet 1 of 2). (MODEL WTA-060 ONLY)
A good ground is required to protect operators and equipment, and to provide lightning
protection. Failure to properly ground the generator, ISO container and high pressure pump
assembly could result in electrocution.
Ground rod must be driven at least 8 ft (2.5 m) deep to be sure of a good ground. A poor
electrical ground can lead to injury or death from electrical shock.
Figure 2-30. Ground Rod Installation (Sheet 1 of 2)
(MODEL WTA-060 ONLY)
Refer to TM 5-6115-545-12 or TM 9-6115-645-10 for generator operation.
· Ground rod assembly with special ROWPU cables are used to ground the generator and
· Water area around grounding rod site to loosen ground before driving in rod.
Locate the two ground rod sections (1) with cable clamps (2) and collars (3) at a point where the assembled ground
rods can be sunk into the earth at least 8 ft (2.5 m) and where the ground cables will not be ripped loose by vehicle
travel or present a hazard to personnel movement.
Remove collar (3) from end of one rod (1).
Thread striker (7) completely onto one end of rod (1). Secure striker by installing lockwasher (8) and one nut (4).
Slide hammer handle (6) onto the rod and thread remaining nut (4) onto end of rod to form slide hammer assembly.
Thread the hammer assembly into the collar (3) of another rod. Using the hammer, drive the rod into the ground
leaving approximately 3 in. exposed.
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