27. Cold Weather Starting Aid
the fire extinguisher may be used in temperatures below -
25 . The fire extinguisher is a 2-1/2 pound, stored
pressure, lever-operated extinguisher.
a. General. The Harnischfeger Model 1125 Crawler
b. Operation. Remove the fire extinguisher from its
Crane is equipped with a liquid propane quick start
location, lift the handle, press lever, and direct the powder
system for aid in cold weather starting. System fuel tank
at the base of the flame using a side-to-side sweeping
is pressurized and contains 20 ounces of liquid propane
by weight. Empty fuel tank weights 17 ounces. Replace
c. Maintenance. Weigh the fire extinguisher every 6
months and replace the extinguisher if weight is less than
b. Description. The quick-start system consists of a
4-1/2 pounds, or if pressure is below 125 pounds. Refer
fuel tank, valve, manifold and fittings, and control cable.
to SB111. The dry chemical fire extinguishers will be
The starting aid control is mounted on engine control
serviced at installation level through Repair and Utilities
facilities, with filling agent supplied by local procurement
fittings are mounted on engine at intake manifold area
through Troop Supply Channels.
c. Operation. With full fuel tank
in position (fig.
filling chamber of control valve. Push in on control to
Figure 12. Cold weather starting aid and moisture evaporator kit.