ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
SECTION I PREPARATION FOR USE, STORAGE, AND SHIPMENT
a. Check electrolyte level in the battery (7). If
3-1. PREPARATION FOR USE.
electrolyte level is low, add distilled water as required.
Electrolyte should be approximately 3/8 inch above the
3-2. Upon receipt of the towing tractor, the following
visual inspections shall be made:
b. Check the battery charge. Recharge if necessary.
a. Check for broken or cracked glass in windows,
lights, and gages.
b. Check for loose, broken, or missing belts.
Check for negative ground when connecting
battery. (Refer to table 1-1.)
c. Check radiator for damage. Inspect all water lines
for breaks, cracks, and loose connections.
c. Connect battery cables and tighten securely.
d. Check for oil leaks from brake system, hydraulic
3 - 7 . AIR CLEANER. Prepare the air cleaner as follows:
steering system, crankcase, and external oil lines.
a. Remove the air cleaner (2, figure 1-2).
e. Check for restricted or damaged lines in the brake
and steering system. Check for loose connections.
b. Check oil level and add oil (item 3, table 1-3) if
necessary. Refer to Lubrication Chart.
f . Check electrical wiring for breaks, stripped
insulation, and loose or damaged connections,
c. Replace air cleaner and tighten securely.
g. Check for components which may have been lost or
damaged in shipment.
If brake pedal has more than 3/4 distance
travel from the pedal to the floor, brakes
3-3. SERVICING PRIOR TO USE.
must be adjusted.
3-4. The following servicing procedures shall be
3-8. BRAKE SYSTEM. Remove the master cylinder cap
accomplished before the towing tractor is put into service.
(6) and check brake fluid level. Add brake fluid (item 4,
table 1-3) as required. Verify brake pedal action after
3-5. RADIATOR. Check the radiator and prepare as
replacing cylinder cap.
3-9. FUEL. Fill fuel tank with automotive regular grade
a. Check outside of radiator for obstructions that may
gasoline and check fuel level at fuel gage.
restrict air circulation.
3-10. TIRES. Check the tires for proper inflation
b. Verify radiator drain cock (1, figure 1-2) is closed
pressure of 20 psi.
and engine drain plugs (9) are tight.
3-11. LUBRICATION. The lubrication of all
c. Remove radiator cap and add coolant (item 1, table
components shall be checked as follows: (Refer to
1-3) to proper level. If temperatures below 35 F are
expected, add anti-freeze (item- 2, table 13) as required.
a. Check engine oil dipstick (10, figure 1-3) for
3-6. BATTERY. Prepare the battery for operation as
proper oil level. Add oil (item 3, table 1-3) as required.