Battery. Inspect electrolyte level in battery daily, and add water as necessary.
Operation at high altitudes. With the Water Purification Barges, high altitude operation will not be a factor.
2-10 Operation in dusty or sandy areas
Service fuel filter and strainer at more frequent intervals.
Take extra precautions to keep dirt and grit out of fuel.
Inspect cooling system frequently for leaks or other damage.
Keep cooling system properly filled and radiator cap tightened at all times.
Make sure all V-belts are properly adjusted.
Service engine oil filter more frequently.
Refer to lubrication chart (Fig. 3-1), and lubricate unit more frequently. Clean all lubrication points before
Clean area around engine and torque converter, oil filler caps, and oil level gage thoroughly before
checking or adding oil.
Wet down area around winch to reduce dust.
Drive gears are particularly susceptible to collecting sand and dirt during windy and dry weather conditions.
Clean and lubricate drum drive gears often when operating in dusty or sandy areas.
2-11 Operation in rainy or humid conditions
Keep fuel tank full at all times to prevent condensation buildup in tank.
Inspect unit closely for corrosion. Clean and paint chipped areas.
Lubricate more frequently when operating under wet conditions, and always lubricate after operation to force all
water from bearing surfaces.
2-12 Operation in salt water areas
Pay special attention to general maintenance instructions to prevent corrosion and rusting of metal parts.
Keep all components as clean and free of moisture as possible. Apply a thin coat of oil on all exposed machined
Clean and repaint all painted surfaces as required.
If winch has been exposed to excessive salt water spray, wash all exposed areas with clean, fresh water as soon