Table 4-1. Inspection Prior To Use.
INSPECTION TO BE PERFORMED
Inspect body for evidence of damage during shipment.
Check to see that all compartment doors, latches, and hinges operate properly.
Check mounting hardware and tighten if necessary.
Inspect cab for evidence of damage during shipment.
Check door latches, hinges and windows for proper operation.
Check seats and belts to see that they are properly installed, and that the
streetside seat is adjustable.
Controls and Instruments
Check all controls for freedom of operation.
Refer to operation instructions and check all instruments for normal readings and
proper operation (Chapter 2, Section III).
Inspect handline reel, rewind motor and swivel joint for proper installation
and operation. Unwind handline fully and rewind halfway by manual means and
halfway by use of the rewind motor.
Check that the Pressure Vessel Caps are fully tightened.
Check that no AFFF is dripping from the AFFF Pressure Vessel drain valve.
Inspect all auxiliary firefighting equipment for evidence of damage during shipment.
Check crankcase oil level and inspect oil on dipstick for cleanliness.
Examine air cleaner element for dirty or restricted condition.
Examine mounting hardware and tighten as necessary.
Inspect engine and piping connections for evidence of leakage. Repair leaks and
replenish lost fluid.
Clean away any obstruction to cooling air flow to radiator.
Check cooling system level and antifreeze protection as required.
Check engine, starter and instrumentation wiring for proper connections and condi-
tion of wiring insulation.
Check tension of fan and alternator drive belts. Belts should be tight enough to
allow 1/2 inch deflection midway between the pulleys.
Check fluid levels, adding fluid as required.
Check external hydraulic lines for evidence of leakage. Tighten or replace loose or
Check operation of shift selectors.