(3) Inspect the truck chassis TM 9-2320-23510.
6. Unloading the Equipment
a. Preparation for Unloading. Refer to figure 4, and
remove blocking and tiedown from wheels and axles.
(2) Lubricate the truck chassis TM 9-2320-235-
Note. The fire trunk will have to be jacked up slightly to
remove blocking from axles.
(3) Fill the truck cooling system (TM-923-235-
(1) Unloading by driving or towing.
c. Emergency Duty. If tile fire truck is to be placed
(a) Drive the fire truck off the carrier using
on emergency standby duty, close water and foam
a suitable ramp.
Refer to TM 9-
concentrate drain valves and fill each tank. Both tanks
232023,5-10 for the fire( truck operating
may be filled with water or the 400-gallon tank with
water and the 40-gallon tank with foam concentrate,
(b) In the event no is available to drive the
depending upon the individual requirements.
truck off the carrier, construct a ramp
following construction details and
d. Initial Test.
specifications contained in figure 5.
(1) Unload fire truck (para. 6)
(2) Lifting. Attach four slings of equal length to
the four lifting rings as illustrated on figure 4 with a hoist
(2) Start the engine (TM 9-2320-235-10),
of sufficient capacity lift the fire truck off and away from
operate at low speed for 5 to 10 minutes , and make
sure the engine is operating properly.
(3) Do not operate the truck at speeds in
Caution: Be sure the fire truck has sufficient
excess of 25 miles per hour (mph) during break-in-
clearance before unloading.
(4) Fill the 400-gallon water tank and the 40-
7. Unpacking the Equipment
gallon foam tank (para. 18).
(5) Check performance of fire truck pump
controls, instruments, and gages.
(1) Open the electrolyte boxes and remove the
9. Installation of Separately Packed Components
bottles of electrolyte.
(2) Open packing boxes and place tools in tool
a. Batteries are shipped adding electrolyte.
b. For battery servicing and installation, refer to TM
(3) Place fire extinguisher in compartment.
Prepare the fire truck for
inspection and operational as outlined on DA Form 2258
Warning: Do not smoke or use an open
(Depreservation Guide) that is attached on or near the
flame in the vicinity when servicing the
batteries. Batteries generate hydrogen, a
highly explosive gas.
8. Inspecting and Servicing Equipment
10. Installation or Setting Up Instructions
Note. Make sure equipment is completely deprocessed
before servicing. Make sure preservatives have been
The fire truck will be received
remove from such items as crankcase, fuel tank,
completely assembled and ready for use, except for
gearboxes, and the like.
servicing the batteries.
b. Batteries. Refer to TM 9-2320-235-10 for battery
(1) Make a thorough visual inspection of the fire
truck for damage that may have occurred during
shipment. Inspect components for loose mounting and
missing mounting hardware.
(2) Inspect the packing list and make sure that
all equipment listed has been received.