(2) Keep fuel tank full to minimize
(2) If engine becomes overheated from lack
of water, allow it to cool before adding water, then run
engine at fast idle while adding water.
(3) Drain condensate from tank daily (para 3-
c. Electrical System.
(1) Do not allow batteries to overheat in
service. Open battery box cover in extreme heat, and
b. Bare Metal. Check crane-shovel carefully for
allow air to circulate around batteries.
signs of corrosion. Wipe all moisture from bare metal
(2) Check electrolyte more frequently in hot
parts, and coat with lubricating oil, grease, or an
weather, and add water unless stands at least 3/8 inch
approved rust preventive. If painting is required, report
the condition to organizational maintenance.
c. Electrical System. Keep electrical components,
connectors, and wiring clean and dry. Coat battery
d. Lubrication. Lubricate more frequently in hot
terminals with a light coat of grease to prevent
weather, changing lubricants when required by LO 5-
d. Lubrication. Lubricate and service craneshovel
more frequently (LO 5-3810-206-12).
2-16. Operation in Dusty or Sandy Areas
paragraph 3S4 for detailed lubrication instructions.
a. Inspection and Lubrication. Fine sand or dust
has a tendency to penetrate into bushings and bearings.
2-18. Operation in Salt Water Areas
Inspect, clean and lubricate at more frequent intervals
a. Electrical System. Keep electrical connections
clean and dry. Coat battery terminals with grease to
b. Fuel System. Keep fuel tank cap on tight, and
b. Bare Metal. Check all bare metal surfaces.
wipe free of sand and dust before removing to refuel.
Wipe dry, and lubricate with oil or grease. If painting of
remove sand and grit. Service air cleaners (para3l1)
surface is necessary, report condition to organizational
c. Turntable Roller Path. Do not allow lubricant to
accumulate on roller path. Clean frequently under dusty
lubrication order (LO 5-4810-206-12), and lubricate
or sandy conditions, to prevent excessive wear.
d. Brakes and Clutches
. Inspect all clutch and
d. Cooling System. Do not use salt water in the
brake bands frequently.
Use compressed air and
crane-shovel cooling system.
remove all sand or dust, or wipe clean. Failure to keep
bands clean will result in worn bands, scored drums, and
2-19. Operation in Snow
Operation in snow combines
e. Open Gears. Wash contaminated lubricant
conditions found in extreme cold, and humid conditions.
from all open gears and relubricate frequently, to
Accumulations of snow turns to ice, and is damaging to
eliminate excessive wear from sand and grit
gears, or chains, and will contaminate fuel system.
b. Fuel System.
f. Cables. Keep all unused cables in boxes.
(1) Wipe all snow away from fuel filler cap
Clean and lubricate operating cables more frequently, to
before servicing crane-shovel fuel tank.
prevent excessive wear and insure satisfactory
(2) Drain condensate from fuel tank
Inspect crawler and carbody
(3) Keep fuel tank full to minimize
frequently for excessive lubricant that results in
accumulation of sand or- dust. Pay particular attention
to drive chains, sprockets, or gears, that wear easily.
c. Crawlers. Remove all accumulations of snow
Clean and relubricate frequently (LO 5-3810-201-12).
from crane-shovel crawler to prevent snow from turning
to ice and causing damage.
217. Operation Under Rainy or Humid Conditions
a. Fuel System.
(1) Wipe away all moisture from filler cap and
neck before removing to service fuel tank.