4-1. Inspecting New Equipment
body touched by electrolyte should be
washed with cold water immediately. For
a. Assure that the required tools, repair parts,
contact with fabrics, neutralize elec-
and other items troop installed or authorized are
trolyte using baking soda or household
included with the equipment.
ammonia in addition to washing with cold
b. Inspect the diesel engine and mounted com-
ponents for damaged or missing items.
b. Remove vent fill caps on the batteries and fill
c. Inspect wiring, fuel and oil lines, radiator
each cell with distilled water to a level one half inch
hoses, fuel and hydraulic oil tanks, hydraulic system
above the tops of the plate separators.
piping, gages, instruments, and lights for missing,
c. Replace vent caps.
loose, broken, or damaged parts.
d. Apply a light coating of nonmetallic grease or
d. Inspect drain plugs, breathers, filter caps, and
petroleum jelly to the battery posts. Install battery
drain cocks for improper installation and damage.
cables. Tighten and cable terminals securely.
e. Inspect air and hydraulic hoses and lines and
e. Wipe the tops of the batteries and battery
electrical leads for cuts, breaks, or signs of
holddown hardware with a cloth moistened with
baking soda or ammonia solution to remove any
f. Correct deficiencies falling within the limits of
spilled acid. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
f. Insure that, all drain valves on the engine and
4-2. Servicing Equipment
radiator are closed. Fill the radiator with clean
water to a level 1 ½ inches below the neck of the
a. Perform daily preventive maintenance as in-
dicated in table 3-1.
When operating in temperatures below
Avoid contact with electrolyte. If elec-
freezing, use antifreeze in quantities
trolyte comes in contact with eyes, flush
indicated in table 2-1.
thoroughly and immediately with cold
g. Install and secure radiator cap.
water. Do not rub eyes. All parts of the
MOVEMENT TO A NEW WORKSITE
(a) Depending on the mode of shipment,
Height of equipment should be con-
height requirements, route, etc., it maybe nece ssary
sidered when shipping. The installation of
to remove ROPS prior to shipping.
the roll over protective structure (ROPS)
(b) Refer to paragraph 4-68 and remove
adds to the height which maybe damaged
by low overpasses, bridges, and other
(3) Mode of Shipment. Either railroad flat car or
low-boy trailer can be used to transport the forklift
truck over long distances. Secure the forklift truck
4-3. Preparation For Movement
to the traiIer or flat car and cover as required.
a. Local Movement. The forklift truck does not
4-4. Assembly After Movement
require special treatment for local relocation as it is
capable of moving short distances under its own
a. Refer to paragraph 4-74 and install side shift
roller chain, cylinder, and forks.
b. If ROPS was removed prior to shipping, refer
(1) Disassembly. Remove side shift roller chain,
t o paragraph 4-68 and install ROPS after
cylinder, and forks. Refer to paragraph 4-75.
(2) Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS).