(1) Starter button. Located at the lower edge of the
stopped. The ignition switch must be in the ON position
before the indicator will show battery condition. If the
instrument panel is a push-type button. It is used in
needle is in the RED part of the dial, batteries are low
conjunction with the ignition switch to start the crane
and need immediate attention. If the needle is in the
(2) Ignition switch. Located at the top right corner of
YELLOW area, the batteries are in a weakened condition
and should be serviced or charged. When the needle is
the instrument panel. Turn key clockwise to stop engine.
in the GREEN part of the dial, the batteries are properly
(3) Oil pressure gage. Located at the lower left of
the instrument panel and indicates the engine lubricating
(6) Warning lights. There are two warning lights on
Normal oil pressure at operating
the crane instrument panel. The red light below the oil
temperature and speed is 40 to 75 pounds per square
pressure gage indicates the oil pressure is below
inch. With a cold engine, the pressure will exceed this.
operating minimum. The red light below the water
The gage should show pressure as soon as the engine is
temperature gage indicates water temperature is above
the safe operating temperature.
Failure of the oil pressure gage to operate is a
Do not operate engine if either of these lights are
danger signal. Stop the engine immediately and
check for the cause.
(7) Heater switch. This switch is the bottom switch
(4) Water temperature gage. Located to the left of
in the row of switches of the right-hand side of the
the oil pressure gage.
This gage indicates the
instrument panel and controls the cab heater.
temperature of liquid in the cooling system and should
(8) Light switches. The first three switches in the
show a gradual increase in temperature during engine
warm up to a normal operating temperature of 165 o to
row of switches on the instrument panel control the cab
and floodlights on the crane. They are a toggle ON-OFF
195 It regulates the amount of fuel flow to the fuel in-
c. Quick-Start System Control The crane engine quick-
start control is located on the left side of the crane cab
and to the rear of the operator's seat.
If temperature of 195 F. is exceeded, stop the
d. Anti-Rotation Rods (Model 2880). The anti-rotation
engine and correct the cause.
rods are used to secure the crane cab to the carrier
(5) Battery-generator indicator. Located at the top
when moving the vehicle and for shipment. Refer to
of the instrument panel directly above the oil pressure
figure 213 for the secured position.
gage. This instrument indicates the condition of the
batteries when the engine is running or
Section IV. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
2-10. Starting the Carrier Engine (Model 2380)
a. The instructions in this section are published for
a. Place transmission directional control lever (13, fig.
the information and guidance of the personnel re-
2-14) in the NEUTRAL position.
sponsible for the operation of the crane.
b. The operator must know how to perform every
b. Turn all electrical accessory and light switches to
operation of which the crane is capable. This section
c. Turn main switch (20, fig. 2-14) to the ON position.
gives instructions on starting and stopping the crane and
d. Push the hand throttle (29) forward to the MID
carrier and the basic motions of the crane, and on
coordinating the basic motions to perform the specific
tasks for which the equipment is designed. Since nearly
e. Press starter motor switch (42).
every job presents a different problem, the operator may
have to vary the given procedures to fit the individual job.
c. Prior to operating the equipment perform the dai-
Do not operate the cranking motor more than 30
ly preventive maintenance services (para 3-6).
seconds at one time. Allow at least 2 minutes for
cranking motor to cool.