PREPARATION FOR USE AND SHIPMENT
GENERAL. The air compressor unit is 60
inches (1524 mm) long, 50 inches high (1270 mm), 48
inches (1219 mm) wide, and weighs 1542 pounds
(680.4Kg). The compressor unit is shipped completely
assembled and tested. There are, however, certain
steps which shall be taken prior to putting the unit into
procedures to be followed when preparing the unit for
use, storage, or shipment.
PREPARATION FOR USE. To prepare the
comppressor unit for use, proceed as follows:
Remove all crating, blocking, and protective
material from compressor unit.
Wear goggles to prevent electrolyte from
coming into contact with eyes. To
gloves and apron when filling battery.
Fill each battery cell with electrolyte to a
level of 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch above the top of the battery
plates. Using a hydrometer, check the battery cells for a
specific gravity of 1.250 or higher.
To deprocess the compressor unit, refer to
DA Form 2258, Preservation and Depreservation Guide
for Vehicles and Equipment.
Inspect unit for any damaged gauges,
meters, valves, loose connections or mountings, loose or
missing hardware, frayed insulation on wiring, or any
other damage. Check all air tubing and hose for firm
connections and damage that may have resulted from a
chaffing condition. If damaged tube or hose assemblies
exist, replace the damaged items as required.
Connect ground battery cable last.
Connect battery cables. Unit is designed
for negative ground.
Remove fuel tank filler cap and fill tank to
capacity with recommended fuel (refer to Table 1-1).
Replace filler cap.
Close all control valves on the control
Perform procedures contained in PRIOR
TO OPERATION (Section IV) and INSPECTION AND
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (Section V), refer to
compressor unit shall be in accordance with MIL-D-