2-61 PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT (CONT).
Ensure battery and storage boxes are securely closed and locked.
Verify that grounding rods, muffler, intake duct, muffler guard, and suction and discharge nozzle adapters are
stowed at their clamped and proper position on the skid assembly.
Upon completion of these procedures, attach a red tag in the vicinity of the starting
device with the following information:
Deprocess this engine in accordance with instructions contained on DA Form 2258 or
DD Form 1397 (attached to this equipment). Failure to do so could cause damage to
equipment. In addition the air cleaners, fill caps, exhaust stacks, tail pipes, breather
tubes, dipstick tubes, fuel cap vent holes, battery filler openings, and accessories have
been sealed. Remove all seals prior to cranking the engine.
Package unit as follows:
For long term outside storage or shipment of the pumping assembly, a plywood packing
container should be fabricated or the original container utilized.
(1) Fabricate a plywood packing container if original container cannot be used.
(2) Position container on pumping assembly and fasten securely.
Death or serious injury could occur if unauthorized or unnecessary personnel are in the
hoisting area. Permit only personnel actually engaged in the hoisting operation to be
near the unit and hoisting equipment. All instructions for the hoist- ing operations must
come from one authorized person.
Injury to personnel or damage to equipment could occur from improper hoisting. Hoist
the load slowly to avoid tearing out lifting bail assembly, slipping slings, or load shift.
Do not jerk the load or swing it from side-to-side when hoisting. This places additional
stress on hoisting components which can cause failure and loss of load. Be sure
hoisting equipment is on solid footing and is suitable for the size of the load. Watch
boom angle and overhead clearance when hoisting.
Use equipment such as a crane, forklift, or other cargo-lifting equipment to load the pump unit without any
damage. When using cables for lifting, spreader bars of adequate length must be used to prevent cables from
closing in and crushing the pumping assembly.
Place spreader bars and sling assembly in appropriate location inside container prior to final closure.