Figure 15. Pumping water from the hose reels.
Lubrication. Be sure to use the correct grade of
22. Operation in Extreme Cold (Below 0F.)
lubricant for all points of application. Refer to LO 9-
Operation in extreme cold
2320-235-12 and LO 5-4210-205-12 for special cold
temperatures creates special problems which require
weather lubrication instructions.
careful inspection and maintenance. Personnel should
be especially careful not to subject the fire truck to any
Hose Nozzles and Hoses. If the hose
sudden shock loads or rough handling which might
nozzles are closed in extremely cold weather, water in
strain the equipment and crack or break metal parts. Do
the hoses and nozzles freezes rapidly. Immediately
not allow water to spray over the body of the truck or the
after pumping, detach the nozzles and drain the hoses.
compartment doors carefully at slow speeds.
If possible, dry the hoses before stowing to prevent
controls, linkage, frame mountings, and drive parts must
be carefully inspected for damage. Refer to TM 9-2320-
Pump, Lines. Drain water from pump and
235-10 for additional information on operating the fire
lines and leave drain open until all water is drained then
truck in extremely cold temperatures.