PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT AND STORAGE
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's (WP 0171, Table 1,
Rag, Wiping (WP 0170, Table 1, Item 52) Qty: 1
Goggles, Industrial (WP 0171, Table 1, Item 27)
Wrench, Oil Filter, Strap (WP 0171, Table 1, Item
Table 1, Item 69) Qty: 1
Antifreeze, (WP 0170, Table 1, Item 2) Qty: 2
Cleaning Compound, Solvent, Type III (WP 0170,
Table 1, Item 9) Qty: 1
Lubricating Oil, Hydraulic (WP 0170, Table 1, Item
42) Qty: 1
Vehicles being placed in storage must be adequately protected from deterioration during the period of idleness.
This will ensure that they can be restored to active service with a minimum effort.
Determine the amount of time that the vehicle will be in storage. This will determine which procedure will be followed
in preparing the crane. Storage procedures for 30 days or less will be found under Short Term Storage (30 Days or
Less). Storage procedures for more than 30 days will be found under Long Term Storage (More Than 30 Days),
both of which can be found in this work package.
SHORT TERM STORAGE (30 DAYS OR LESS)
The crane should be thoroughly cleaned, lubricated, and painted surfaces retouched anywhere paint has
deteriorated. Exposed portions of all hydraulic cylinder rods should be coated with multipurpose grease. Coat
unpainted metal surfaces with multipurpose grease after removing any rust accumulation.
When an engine is to be stored or removed from operation for a period of time, special precautions should be taken
to protect the interior and exterior of the engine, transmission, and other parts from rust accumulation and corrosion.
The parts requiring attention and the recommended preparations are given below.
It will be necessary to remove all rust or corrosion completely from any exposed part before applying a rust-preventive
compound. Therefore, it is recommended that the engine be processed for storage as soon as possible after removal
Fill the crankcase to the proper level with the recommended viscosity and grade of oil.
Fill the fuel tank with the recommended grade of fuel oil. Operate the engine for two minutes at 1,200 rpm and
DO NOT drain the fuel system or the crankcase after this run.