2-7. MOBILE OPERATION OF MINI-PUMPER FIREFIGHTING TRUCK.
Mobile operation of the firefighting truck is similar for conventionally equipped 4x4 diesel trucks. The vehicle is
equipped with hydraulic power steering and brakes. A manual 4-speed transmission, with a 4-wheel drive feature
is also provided. Controls and instruments necessary for mobile operation and firefighting are within easy reach of
the driver's normal seated position. These controls and indicators are illustrated and described in figures 2-2
2-8. STARTING THE ENGINE.
Perform daily inspections as required.
Apply parking brake (10, figure 2-2).
A starter safety device is designed to keep the starter from operating if the clutch pedal is not
pushed down all the way.
Push clutch pedal (9, figure 2-2) to floor and shift transmission gear selector (4) to neutral (N) position.
Turn ignition key to "RUN." Do not turn it to "START." With ignition in "RUN", the diesel glow plugs indicator
light (6, figure 2-3) will come on. When the engine is ready to start the indicator light will go out.
Do not operate starter continuously for longer than 15 seconds. After cranking for 15 seconds,
allow starter to cool for one minute before trying to start the engine. If after several attempts the
engine will not start, consult the Troubleshooting Chart, Chapter 3.
Press down accelerator pedal (7, figure 2-2) halfway and hold. Crank engine by turning ignition key to
"START." Release key and accelerator pedal when the engine starts.
2-9. DRIVING THE VEHICLE.
Observe all gauges and indicators (figure 2-3) for normal operation.
Depress brake pedal (8, figure 2-2). Release parking brake (10) and micro-lock brake control (24, figure 2-
Push clutch pedal (9, figure 2-2) to floor and shift transmission gear selector (4) to desired gear.