Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT
UNLOADING THE GENERATOR SET.
Use the slings provided and a lifting device with a
capacity of 20 tons (18,000 kg). Do not allow the
generator set to swing while it is suspended.
Failure to observe this warning may result in
serious injury or death to personnel.
INSPECTION AND SERVICING THE
(1) Inspect radiator for
(2) Inspect radiator fan drive belt
for proper tension (figure 4-1).
(3) Check that pulley guard and
vibration damper guard are
(4) Inspect all air cleaner
connections for tightness.
(5) Inspect the fuel, water, and
coolant lines for cracks and
(6) Inspect that the cooling system
shut-off cock (figure 4-2) is
closed and the three engine
water drain points (figure 4-3)
(7) Make certain that the crankcase
drain is closed (figure 4-4).
(8) Inspect that fuel tank drain cock
(figure 4-5) is closed.
(9) Make a thorough visual
inspection of the entire
generator set and accessories
for loose or missing mounting
hardware, fuses, bulbs, or
damaged or other missing parts.
Report all damaged or missing
Do not smoke or use an open flame
in the vicinity when filling fuel tank.
(1) Fill fuel tank with
appropriate fuel. (See
Appendix B for quantity
and type of fuel required.)
(2) Fill radiator with arctic
antifreeze solution in
accordance with table 4-1.
Do not smoke or use an open flame in
the vicinity when servicing batteries.
Batteries generate a highly explosive
hydrogen gas during charging.
Electrolyte is sulfuric acid diluted with
water and can cause severe acid burns
when spilled on skin or clothing. Use
extreme care in handling while
servicing batteries. When servicing
batteries reference TM 9-6140-200-14.
(3) Batteries are shipped in a dry state.
Battery electrolyte must be
requisitioned separately. See table
3-1 for quantity and electrolyte stock
number. To activate the battery,
remove cell caps and fill battery
cells 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) above plates
with electrolyte. Make sure vent
holes in cell caps are open, and
replace caps. The electrolyte level
must be rechecked approximately
30 minutes after initial filling as the
plates and separators will absorb
the solution, thus resulting in