a compressed air jet to clean hard-to-reach places.
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.
b. Lubrication. Keep all external parts clean and lubricated. Be sure to clean all fittings before applying lubricant.
Lubricate sparingly and more frequently. Clean any oily or greasy parts, as they catch dust and sand. Srvice the
air cleaner, breather, and oil filter more frequently. Refer to LO-3825-221-15.
c. Fuel and Oil Storage Protection. Keep the reserve supply of fuel and oil tightly closed to protect them from dust,
d. Fuel System. Remove and clean the fuel filter frequently. Clean around the fuel truck tank filler cap, and use every
precaution to prevent dust or sand from entering the tank when filling. Keep all vent holes open.
e. Electrical System. Keep the insulators
on the spark plug and all electrical connections
on the starter clean
prevent short circuits.
39. Operation in High Humidity and Salt Water Areas
a. General. When operating in salt water areas, precautions must be taken to prevent corrosion and rust. Any
exposed metal parts should be coated with a standard rustproofing material.
b. Painting. Keep the entire unit well painted to prevent rust and corrosion.
c. Fuel System. Keep the fuel tanks and containers
to reduce the possibility
d. Cleaning Water System. If salt water was used in the operation, flush and drain the entire water system with clean
fresh water after each operating period.
e. Cleaning Distributor. Wash distributor in clean, salt-free water, under pressure, following operation in salt water
40. Operation in High Altitudes
Air Cleaner. Clean and service the air cleaner more often for maximum air intake for engine operation.
41. Operation with Dirty or Sludge-Laden Water
a. Inspect, remove, and clean the suction hose strainer and foot valve and suction line strainer frequently.
b. Flush the water tank by draining, filling with clean water, and draining again.
Section V. OPERATION OF AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT USED
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DISTIBUTOR
Operation procedures of the carrier necessary for the operation of this water distributor, and maintenance instructions
for the carrier, are available in TM-9-8028.
43. Fire Hose and Nozzle
a. Description. The fire hose is a 25-foot length of 1 1/2-inch canvas fire hose. The nozzle is a non-adjustable solid-
b. Location. The fire hose is stowed in a rack on the right side of the operator's platform. The nozzle is stored inside
c. Fire Hose and Nozzle Operation. Remove the fire hose from the storage rack (2, fig. 9)and attach
it to the fire hose
outlet (6). Install the nozzle (1, fig. 12) on the fire hose, close all valves and attach the suction hose. Start the
engine and pump and direct the stream of water at the base of the fire.
44. Fire Extinguisher (Dry Chemical Type)
a. Description. The dry chemical type fire extinguisher is suitable for use on all types of fire and is effective in areas
where ambient temperature is -25F. and above. If winterized (pressurized with nitrogen), the fire extinguisher
may be used in temperatures below -25F. The fire extinguisher is a 2 1/2 pound, stored pressure, level-operated
b. Operation. Remove the fire extinguisher from its location, lift the handle, press lever, and direct the powder at the
base of the flame using a side-to-side sweeping motion.
c. Maintenance. Weigh the fire extinguisher every 6 months and replace the extinguisher if weight is less than 4 1/2
pounds, or if pressure is below 125 pounds. Refer to SB5-111.The dry chemical fire extinguishers will be serviced
at installation level through Repair and Utilities facilities, with the filling agent supplied by local procurement
through Troop Supply channels.
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