Section I. GENERAL
a. These instructions are published for the use of
personnel to whom the Carver Centrifugal Pump, Model
K400S, is issued. They contain information on the
operation and organizational maintenance of the
equipment. This manual also provides a description of
the main units and their functions in relationship to other
b. Appendix I contains a list of publications
applicable to this manual. Appendix II contains the
maintenance allocation chart and appendix III contains
the basic issue items authorized for use of the operator
of this equipment. The organizational maintenance
repair parts and special tool lists are in TM 5-4320-215-
c. The numbers placed in parentheses on
illustrations within this manual indicate quantity.
d. Report all deficiencies as specified in AR 700-
38. Submit recommendations for changes, additions, or
deletions to The Commanding General, U.S. Army
Engineer Maintenance Center, Corps of Engineers,
ATTN: EMCDM, P. O. Box 119, Columbus 16, Ohio.
Direct communication is authorized.
2. Operator and Organizational Maintenance Record
and Report Forms
For record and report forms, applicable to the first and
second echelons of maintenance, refer to TM 5-505.
Section I. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
a. General. The Carver Centrifugal Pump (figs.
1 and 2), Model K400S, is a self-contained, wheel-
mounted, fresh water pump. It consists of a gasoline
engine (fig. 1) and a centrifugal-type pump (fig. 2).
The engine of the pumping unit is completely enclosed
and is equipped with doors for easy access to all
components. The unit is equipped with two 12-v (volt),
100-amp (amperes) batteries and box (fig. 1), a battery-
charging generator and the necessary controls and
instruments. A lifting bail (fig. 1) is provided for lifting
the pumping unit.
b. Pump. The pump (fig. 2) is a self-priming,
pedestal-mounted, centrifugal-type unit designed for
pumping fresh water. The pump is directly coupled to
the engine (fig. 1).
This pumping unit has one identification and
instruction plate. The data on this plate can be found in
5. Differences in Models
This manual covers only the Carver Model K400S
Pumping Unit. No known unit differences exist for the