Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT
4-1. Inspection and Servicing the Equipment
a. Depreservation. Prepare the generator set for
inspection and operation as outlined on the de-
Do not operate the generator set in an
tailed Depreservation Guide for Vehicles and
inclosed area unless the exhaust gases
Equipment (DA Form 2258) which is attached to
are piped to the outside. Inhalation of
the generator when received new or from rebuild.
the exhaust fumes can result in serious
illness or death.
(1) (A, F) perform the Daily Preventive Main-
a. General. If the generator set is attached to a
shipping platform, this will provide an adequate
foundation. Otherwise, use planks, timbers, am-
and inspect and service the engine.
munition boxes, or other available material to
(3) Make a thorough visual inspection of the
prevent the skids from sinking into soft ground or
entire generator set for damage and missing parts
sand. The level of the set should not exceed a tilt
and accessories. Report all damaged or missing
of 15 degrees in any direction. Drainage must be
parts on DD Form 6.
provided to insure run-off of water from the gen-
(1) For lubrication of the engine, Army, Navy
and Marine Corps users should refer to ap-
b. Grounding Procedure.
propriate service manuals and LO 5-2805-203-12.
Air Force will use the lubrication section of ap-
plicable T.O. 35C2-3-1-426 WC Series workcards.
Do not rely on grounding or safety
The generator is equipped with sealed bearings
devices to prevent accidents. Electrical
and does not require lubrication.
circuits and equipment are potentially
hazardous. Personnel should always ex-
ercise caution to prevent injury or pos-
When handling gasoline, always provide
sible death due to electrical shock.
a metal-to-metal contact between the
Generator sets shall be grounded in
container and fuel tank. This will pre-
order to prevent shock due to defective
vent a spark from being generated as
insulation, or external electrical faults.
gasoline flows over the metallic sur-
Poor grounding can endanger person-
faces. When gas tank filler neck is on
nel, may damage equipment, and can
the same side, or adjacent to load termi-
nals, never service when set is operat-
(1) Install one of the following items as a
Remove the fuel tank cap and fill the fuel tank
(a) Drive a ground rod to a depth of at least
with the proper grade of fuel. Fuel strainer should
be removed from fuel tank filler neck and cleaned
thoroughly. If fuel strainer is damaged in any
(b) Drive a ground pipe, 3/4 inch copper or
way, it should be replaced. Inspect filler cap,
steel, to a depth of at least 8 feet. An existing
chain, and gasket for damage. Replace a damaged
underground pipe may be used in an emergency.