21-4. PREPARATION FOR RETURN TO SERVICE FROM LONG-TERM STORAGE (CONT)
d. Install fully charged batteries.
e. Lift fan belt tensioner and position engine drive belt around alternator pulley. Ensure that belt is properly positioned
around all other pulleys.
f. Remove seals from all engine openings, including air intake, exhaust outlet, and crankcase breather tube. Wipe grease
from exposed areas of hydraulic cylinder rods.
g. Crank engine with auxiliary fuel shut-off switch in OFF position until oil pressure gage registers oil pressure. Place
auxiliary fuel shut-off switch in ON position.
h. Bleed fuel lines and start engine. Allow engine to idle for a few minutes and ensure that it is receiving lubrication.
i. Drive vehicle without load and check engine, transmission, brakes, and steering for proper operation. Check all
hydraulic functions and electrical accessories for proper operation.
21-5. PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
Perform following steps to prepare vehicle documents and vehicle before loading on FLAT-BED
a. Prepare a Government Bill of Lading (GBL) for each vehicle to be loaded.
b. For new vehicles, place four signed copies of DD Form 250 into plastic envelope and fasten securely to steering wheel.
c. For vehicles retrieved from storage, place four copies of DD Form 1149 into a plastic envelope and fasten securely to
d. Find the loose leaf binder in pamphlet bag behind operator's seat of vehicle or provide a loose leaf binder. Loose leaf
binder may already contain copies of DA Form 2408-9. If not, perform the following steps:
Place copy No. 2 (of three) signed copies of DA Form 2408-9 (Equipment Control Record) in a plastic envelope
and then place envelope in loose leaf binder.
Place copy No. 3 (of three) signed copies of DA Form 2408-9 directly into loose leaf binder.
Send remaining copies of DA Form 2408-9 to Contract Administration of JLG company.
e. Ensure that operator's manual (TM 10-3930-673-10) is included in pamphlet bag.
f. Place any optional kits (Transmission Tool Kit, Spanner Wrench Kit or Spare Parts Kit) behind operator's seat.
g. Ensure enough fuel is in fuel tank to register on fuel gauge.
h. Use an accurate hydrometer to check engine coolant. Make sure coolant has proper mixture for expected temperatures
(Refer to Table 21-1).