INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT
7. Unloading of Equipment
a. Remove all tiedown straps and blocks that
secure the pumping unit to the bed of the carrier.
b. Remove the pumping unit from the bed of the
carrier with a crane or by towing. If a crane is used,
attach the cables of the crane to the lifting bail (fig. 1).
When lifting the pumping unit from
the bed of the carrier, be sure that
the lifting device has a capacity of
at least 2,000 pounds. Do not
allow the pumping unit to swing
observe this warning may result in
damage to the unit or severe injury
8. Unpacking New Equipment
a. Position the pumping unit as near the worksite
as possible. Remove any protective material that may
be on the unit.
b. Cut the binding straps that secure the
electrolyte to the pumping unit. Do not uncrate the
electrolyte until it is to be used.
9. Inspection of New and Used Equipment
a. Inspect all equipment received against the
packing list. Examine the identification plate for positive
identification of the equipment.
b. Inspect the pumping unit for damaged or
missing parts. Pay particular attention to used
c. Refer to paragraph 31 for a guide to inspection
of the pumping unit.
10. Installation of Separately Packed Components
a. Refer to paragraph 12 and install the batteries.
b. Remove the caps from the batteries and fill
each cell with electrolyte. Be sure that the plates are
covered with three-eighths inch of electrolyte.
c. Refer to TM 9-6140-200-15 for detailed
information on storage batteries.
Do not smoke or use an open
flame when servicing the batteries.
Batteries generate hydrogen, a
highly explosive gas.
11. Installation or Setting-up Instructions
a. General. The pumping unit may be installed
indoors or outdoors, with temporary or permanent
mounting. Locate the unit as near as possible to the
source of supply.
b. Leveling. The pumping unit should be as level
as possible. When necessary, the pumping unit will
operate up to 150 off level. A leveling cart foot (fig. 2)
is provided for help in leveling the unit. Wheel chocks
(fig. 2) are used instead of brakes.
c. Indoor Installation. Make sure that the floor of
the enclosure is of sufficient strength to support the
weight of the unit. Install a flexible exhaust hose to
carry exhaust gases to the outside. Use as few bends
as possible and see that all connections are tight.
When the unit is operated in an
inclosed area, exhaust gases must
be piped to the outside. Continued
breathing of exhaust gases is