4-24. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - Continued
4-24.12 Battery - Continued
To remove the batteries, remove the battery
hold down plate retaining nuts (1).
With two people, one holding the left hand
side and one the right, lift up the retaining
plate (2) and pull out of the drawer.
Serious injury could occur if heavy equipment is
moved/lifted without sufficient personnel to do the
job. Use proper physical lifting procedures or use a
suitable lifting device or dolly. Wear safety shoes,
gloves and other suitable protective clothing. All
batteries contain a strong acid solution. Splashing
in the eye can cause blindness. Splashing on the
skin an cause severe burns. Do not drop or tilt
batteries. If liquid from the batteries is splashed,
wash the affected area with copious quantities of
water. Consult a doctor if splashed in the eye or
taken internally. Always wear gloves, apron and eye
protection when handling batteries.
(10) Remove batteries one at a time being careful not to tip the batteries. Each battery weights
60 lb (27 kg).
Install new batteries one at a time into the battery tray. Be careful not to trap the battery leads.
(12) With two people, one holding the left hand side and one the right hand side, slide the battery
retaining plate into the drawer. Be sure all battery leads are above the retaining plate
Lower retaining plate onto batteries and secure in place with the nuts. Tighten to 30 ft lb (41 Nm).
(14) Connect battery leads to batteries as illustrated. Be sure red coded leads are connected to
the positive terminals.
Tighten post nuts to 30 ft lb (41 Nm).
Push battery rack into compartment. Be sure latch catches. Close door.