(1) Use 6- by 6-inch timbers for the construction of the ramp runners and vertical supports.
(2) Secure the ramp runners and vertical supports with 2- by 4inch cross supports.
(3) After the ramp construction is completed, block the flatcar wheels with the 6- by 6-inch wheel blocks.
(4) After all tiedown cables and blockings have been removed and the ramp has been positioned, drive the water
distributor off the flatcar taking extreme care descending the ramp.
d. Lifting the Water Distributor from the Flatcar. Using a suitable sling and spreaders, position the lifting hooks in the
lifting lugs and lift the distributor from the flatcar. Refer to (fig. 6).
7. Unpacking Equipment
Remove the spraybar extensions, tools and other accessories from the toolbox. Clean them and replace them in the
toolbox. Cut the metal bands securing the suction hoses. Remove the tiedown straps from the spraybar. Remove
the tape covering the gages and reflectors. Remove the tape and waterproof paper from the fire hose and stow the
hose in the rack provided.
8. Inspection of Equipment
b. Make a complete visual inspection to see that the repair tools, repair parts, publications, accessories, and
attachments are with the distributor.
c. Visually inspect the entire distributor for loss of parts or damage.
. Inflate bitumeter wheel tire (12, fig. 2 and fig. 2.1)
to 15 pounds.
e. Check the engine flywheel shroud (9, figs. 11 and 11.1).
Warning: If NBC exposure is suspected, all air filter media should be handled by personnel wearing protective
equipment. Consult your unit NBC Officer or NBC NCO for appropriate handling or disposal instructions.
f. Inspect the engine housing (8, figs.
4 and 4.2), muffler (9), air cleaner (10), oil filter (6, fig. 11), air cleaner (7, fig.
11.1), and flywheel screen (12) for damage.
g. Remove the engine side doors and check the spark plug cables (29, fig. 20) for firm connection. Check the
7 Tiedown bar
8 Rear fender
9 Service air extension
10 Engine sleeper
Attachment of distributor fragie to carrier frame.