(1) Remove three wing nuts (fig.
remove cover then place wing nuts back on screws for
(2) Remove 12 filler caps; check level of
electrolyte, add electrolyte or distilled water, if
necessary, to bring level to 3/8 inch above plates.
(3) Clean vent holes in caps, then install all
caps on batteries.
(4) Check that battery cable and ground cable
connections are tight on terminals and free of corrosion.
A thin coating of grease on terminals
will prevent corrosion.
(5) Clean tops of batteries to remove all
spilled electrolyte or dirt.
(6) Visually inspect cables for serviceability.
Replace a defective cable.
(7) Remove wingnuts from cover holddown
screws, install cover on battery box, then secure with
3-17. Cold Weather Starting Aids
Figure 3-14. Floodlight adjustment and lamp
Operator service to cold weather starting aid is limited to
replenishment of cylinder at pressure primer discharger.
3-16. Battery Service
3-18. Hydraulic Reservoir (Tank) Service
a. General. Batteries should be fully charged at all
times, and acid level must be maintained at 3/8 inch
a. General. Operator service to hydraulic reservoir
above plates. Service batteries as directed in b. below.
(tank) is to drain, refill, and to maintain constant level.
b. Battery Service.
b. Oil Level Check. Remove two dipsticks (1, fig. 3-
1) and check level. Add oil, if necessary, by
Figure 3-15. Battery service.