Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT
During unpacking, use care not to damage the
a. Remove blocking or steel strapping se-
curing the crates or welding machine to the
floor of the carrier.
Note. Make sure equipment is completely depre-
b. Where an overhead hoist or crane with a
suitable lifting capacity is available, place
been removed from the crankcase, fuel tank, instru-
ment panel and accessory components.
slings around each end of the crates and lift
the crates from the carrier. If the welding
(1) Make a general inspection of entire
machine is uncrated, attach slings to the two
welding machine. Inspect the packing list to
lifting eyes on each end of the skids and lift
insure that all items have been received. Ex-
the welding machine from the carrier. Use
amine identification plates for positive identi-
spreader bars on the slings to prevent damage
fication of the equipment.
to the welding machine.
(2) Inspect welding machine for damaged
Warning: When the welding machine is
or defective parts; fuel, water or oil leaks, and
being hoisted it must be guided by hand lines
defective electrical connections or insulation.
to prevent swinging which could damage the
Exercise extreme care when inspecting used
equipment and injure personnel.
Warning: Do not use lifting device with a
capacity of less than 2200 pounds. Failure to
(1) Perform quarterly preventive main-
observe this warning may result in damage to
tenance checks and services as outlined in
equipment or severe injury or death to person-
(2) Lubricate welding machine in accord-
c. Where an overhead hoist or crane is not
available, either raise the crates or welding
(3) Fill fuel tank with proper fuel. Refer
machine from the carrier with a fork lift, or
construct a ramp of timbers and 2-inch thick
Supplies, for proper grade of fuel.
boards to the carrier platform. Slide the
Warning: Do not fill fuel tank while
crates or welding machine down the ramp. Use
engine is running. Fuel spilled on a hot engine
a heavy snubbing rope or cable during unload-
may explode and cause injury to personnel.
ing to avoid injury to personnel or damage to
Warning: When filling fuel tank, always
provide a metal-to-metal contact between con-
tainer and fuel tank. This will prevent a static
d. The welding
machine may be shipped
spark from being generated as fuel flows over
crated, skidded, or
bare. If crated or skidded,
remove crating or
hold-down devices and lift
(4) Fill cooling system with clean water
from base. Unpack
any separately packed com-
and an approved corrosion inhibitor. When
ponents and basic
freezing temperatures are expected, be sure