1Maximum protection is obtained at 60 percent by
volume (4.8 pints of ethylene glycol per gallon of
2Military Specifications MIL-C-11755 Arctic type,
nonvolatile anti-freeze compound is intended for use
in the cooling system of liquid-cooled internal
combustion engines. It-is used for protection against
freezing primarily in Arctic regions where the
ambient temperature remains for extended periods
close to -40°F or drops below, to as low as -90° F.
3Use an accurate hydrometer. To test hydrometer, use
1 part ethylene glycol antifreeze to 2 parts water. This
should produce a hydrometer reading of 0° F.
Fasten a tag near the radiator filler
cap indicating the type antifreeze.
2-4. Installation of Separately Packed Components
a. Batteries are shipped dry and must be activated
by adding electrolyte.
b. Check batteries for cracks, and terminal
corrosion. Clean battery exterior surfaces with a bristle
brush dipped in ammonia or soda water. Place batteries
in the battery box and attach the terminals.
Do not smoke or use an open
flame in the vicinity when servicing
the batteries. Batteries generate
hydrogen, a highly explosive gas.
Electrolyte is an acid and should
be handled with care. If the
electrolyte should come in contact
with the skin, wash with soap and
c. Refer to TM 9-2320-209-10 for installation
instructions for the air cleaner bonnet, windshield wipers
and rear rearview mirror.
2-5. Installation or Setting up Instructions
The fire truck will be received completely assembled
and ready for use, except for servicing the batteries.
Section II. MOVEMENT TO A NEW WORKSITE
2-6. Dismantling for Movement
a. The fire truck requires no disassembly other
than the safe and proper storage of hoses, ladders, hose
connections, adapters, and accessories for movement to
a new worksite.
b. Disconnect the battery cables and drain the fuel
(TM 9-2320-209-10) in the event the fire truck is moved
by some means other than its own power.
Do not exceed 20 mph on good
hard surface roads or 10 mph on
secondary roads or across country
when towing the fire truck.
c. Drain the water tank and foam tank (para 215).
d. Lock the hose reel assemblies (fig. 2-10).
2-7. Reinstallation After Movement
a. Fill the water tank and foam tank (para 2-13).
b. Service the carrier's fuel system (TM 9-2320-
c. Connect tile battery cables to the batteries (TM
Section III. CONTROLS AND INSTRUMENTS
information about the various controls and instruments
for proper operation of the fire truck.
2-9. Controls and InstrumentsThe purpose, location
and use of the controls, instruments and gages are
illustrated on figure 2-1. Refer to TM 9-2320-209-10 for
Section IV. OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT
The instructions in this section are published for
the information and guidance of the personnel
responsible for operation of the fire truck.
The operator must know how to perform every
operation of which the fire truck is capable. This section
gives instructions on starting and stopping the fire truck,
on the basic motions to perform the specific tasks for
which the equipment is designed. Since nearly every
job presents a different problem, the operator may have
to vary given procedure to fit the individual job.