(2) Using a hoist rated at more than
hoist. Tighten battery clamp screws to prevent
2,000 pound capacity, lift battery by hooks in-
serted through lifting eyes at each side of bat-
(4) Connect battery leads securely at bat-
tery receptacles and close battery compartment
tery. Use a spreader bar as wide as the battery
between the lifting hooks to avoid an inward
pull on the battery case.
2-5. lnstallation of Setting Up
Warning: Avoid contact with the bat-
tery electrolyte. If the solution comes in con-
The truck is shipped as a completed unit except
tact with the skin, rinse the area immediately
for the separately packed components (para 2-
4). After the separately packed components are
with clean water to avoid skin burns. Do not
installed, the preservatives removed (para 2-2)
smoke or use an open flame in the vicinity
and the inspection and servicing preformed
when servicing batteries as they generate hy-
(para 2-3) the truck may be entered into service.
drogen, an explosive gas.
No other installation or setting up procedures
(3) Position battery between battery
are required other than operator orientation and
clamps in battery compartment and remove
Section II. MOVEMENT TO A NEW WORKSITE
2-6. Local Worksite
2-7. Distant Worksite
When the fork lift truck must be moved to a
When the new worksite is near, the fork lift
distant worksite, it may be loaded onto a truck,
truck may be operated under its own power if
trailer, or other carrier and secured with block-
the area is relatively level. If the ground is
ing, strapping, cables and the like. Disconnect
rough, sandy, or muddy, the fork lift may be
the battery cable connector before transporting
loaded into a truck, trailer, or other carrier to
the fork lift truck. The only reinstallation after
be moved. No dismantling of the truck is re-
movement required is the connection of the bat-
tery cable connector with its mating receptacle.
quired for movement to a local worksite.
Section Ill. CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
c. Parking Brake Lever. The parking brake
lever is located to the right of the operators seat
This section describes, locates, illustrates, and
in front of the cowl. Pull up on the lever to
furnishes the operator, crew, or organizational
apply the brake and hold the truck in a station-
maintenance personnel sufficient information
ary position. Twist the lever clockwise and move
about the various controls and instruments to
downward to release brake.
insure proper operation of the Baker FTD-
d. Steering Handwheel. The steering hand-
020-EE-SS (Army Model MHE-204) Fork
wheel controls the direction of travel of the
truck. Turn the handwheel to the right (clock-
wise) to move the truck to the right; turn the
handwheel to the left (counterclockwise) to
a. Operators Seat. As the operator places
move the truck to the left.
his weight on the operators seat (fig. 2-1), a
switch is closed which activates the travel
e. Accelerator Pedal. The accelerator pedal is
located on the floor plate, convenient to the op-
motor circuit. Simultaneously, the travel motor
brake is released. As the driver removes his
erators right foot. Depression of the accelerator
weight from the seat, the motor brake is en-
pedal either rapidly or slowly will cause the
gaged and the travel motor circuit is opened.
truck to move in the direction selected at the
b. Horn Button. The horn button is located
speed and acceleration desired by the operator.
in the center of the steering handwheel. De-
Release the pressure on the pedal to slow the
press the button to sound horn.
speed of the truck.