1-6. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (CONT)
b. Left Side View of the ATLAS.
FORKS AND CARRIAGE. Serves as an anchoring point of the forks. The fork carriage is also equipped
with automatic fork leveling. Moving a switch will keep the forks level when raising or lowering the
boom. ATLAS 6K carriage has a hinged backrest. Remove the pins to tip it to the low profile position.
BOOM. The telescopic, three stage boom is constructed of welded high strength steel. The boom will
retract or extend the reach and height of the forks.
BOOM ANGLE INDICATOR. Shows the angle of the boom relative to the horizon.
NATO SLAVE RECEPTACLE. Connection point for starting a disabled vehicle or for receiving starting
assistance when disabled.
BATTERY BOX. Holds the batteries which provide current for the electric system.
AUXILIARY BATTERY BOX. Holds the batteries which provide auxiliary current for the arctic heater.
Not present on all vehicles.
ENGINE. Provides the necessary power to drive the transmission. The engine also contains sending
units for the Simplified Test Equipment for Internal Combustion Engines (STE/ICE) diagnostics.
ATTACHMENT HOIST CYLINDER. Moves the attachment forward and back.