SHIPMENT, LIMITED STORAGE, AND DEMOLITION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
g. Lubrication System (Wet Sump). Check
level of lubricant. Operate the engines at fast idle until
Detailed instruction for the
lubricant has been circulated throughout the system.
preparation of the Model M320T Truck Crane for
The crankcase will then be drained and the drain plugs
domestic shipment are outlined within this para-graph.
Preparation will be accomplished in a sequence which
h. Disassembly, Disassembled Part, and Basic
will not require the operation of previously preserved
components. See TM 740-90-1 and TM 740-93-2.
(1) Disassembly shall be limited to the
b. Inspection. The truck crane will be inspected
removal of parts and projecting components that tend to
for any unusual condition, such as rusty areas, leaks,
increase the overall profile of the Model M320T Truck
missing parts, and accumulations of dirt or fluids.
Inspection of the components and assemblies will be as
Crane, and that which is subject to pilferage.
(2) Disassembled items shall be packed with
outlined in the "Preventive Maintenance Service
the publications in the toolbox if possible. Other-wise
Quarterly", in this Manual.
items will be packed in a suitable container such as the
c. Cleaning and Drying. The truck crane will be
one illustrated in figure 2-1 to prevent loss or pilferage.
thoroughly cleaned and dried by approved methods.
Note. If packing is required to provide adequate
Approved methods of cleaning, drying, types of
protection against damage during shipment, refer to T 38-230
for guidance in crate fabrication.
in TM 38-230.
4-2. Limited Storage
d. Painting. Paint all surfaces where paint has
a. Detailed instructions for preparation of the
been removed or damaged. Refer to TM9-213 for
Model M320T Truck Crane for limited storage are
detailed cleaning and painting instructions.
e. Depreservation Guide. DA Form 2258,
storage not to exceed six months.
(Preservation and Depreservation Guide for Vehicles
b. Covered storage should be provided for the
If this is not possible, remove projecting
(1) A properly annotated depravation guide
components, cover with a protective tarpaulin or other
will be completed concurrently with preservation for each
suitable waterproof covering, and secure as required
item of mechanical equipment.
against wind and weather.
requirements will be outlined in the blank spaces on the
4-3. Demolition to Prevent Enemy Use
form. The completed depreservation guide will be
When capture or abandonment of the truck crane to the
placed with the equipment in a waterproof envelope
enemy is imminent, the responsible unit commander
marked "Depreservation Guide", and fastened in a
must make a decision either to destroy th0 equipment or
conspicuous location on or near the operator's controls.
to render it inoperative. Based on this decision, orders
(2) Prior to placing equipment in operation or
are issued which cover the desired extent or destruction.
to the extent necessary for inspection, depreservation of
Whatever method of demolition is employed, it is
the item shall be performed as outlined on the
essential that the same vital parts of all truck cranes and
all corresponding repair parts be destroyed. See TM
f Cooling System. Completely drain the cooling
system including radiator and block, space heater, or
other accessories through which the coolant has
circulated. Flush with clean water.