Table 3. Operating Standards - Continued
Operate crane forward, reverse and traverse hoist boom to ensure adequate maneuverablity.
Cutter bars mower ....... Operate equipment in its intended manner. Correct any deficiency in operation. All cutters and knives
must be sharp.
Electrical power ........... Perform sequence test and operate to the full load to ensure trouble free performance.
Engine, clutch, .............. Operate Vehicle in all ranges of forward and reverse under load (on side slope grade and crosscountry,
etc. if applicable) to prove performance adequate to required mission and that there are no broken, unduly
fan and fan drive,
worn, inoperative or out of adjustment parts or components and that performance is adequate for
intended use. Observe instruments while operating vehicle to assure proper function. Starter, Generator
or Alternator, Voltage Regulator, etc., must perform adequately and the battery must accept charge. All
unusual noises or hard handling must be investigated.
road wheels, sprockets,
U joints, angle drives,
wheel ends, drive shafts,
and regulator, power
control unit and power
Excavator, bucket, ....... Operate all components under load in all ranges to prove performance adequate for required mission and
dozers, scraper bowl,
there are no broken, unduly worn, inoperative or out of adjustment parts or assemblies and that
apron, tailgate tilt
performance is adequate for intended function. All improper operations must be investigated and
floor, moldboards, wear corrected.
shoes, skid plates, rotors,
augers, fan blades, spades
and bulldozer blades,
springs, shock absorbers,
Fifth wheel assembly ... Operate fifth wheel hook-up so as to determine if it will hold to. pull load: that it does not shift or oscillate,
center pin latch locks and releases, and determine that the trailer tracks correctly.
Food preparation ......... Make sure that all components are clean and function properly.
Gages (non-electrical), . Observe the operation of all non- electrical recording devices for broken cables, spasmodic action, etc.,
and correct all deficiencies.
Landing gear and .......... Operate through full range to determine if jacks will perform their intended purpose.
Lights .......................... Observe all lights including clearance, backout and infrared (if installed) for proper function and headlights
for correct adjustment.
Marine drive ................. Operate in full intended manner (if possible in water) to prove that unit performs as intended. Insure that
the lower and stow marine drive extend and retract properly. Propeller and nozzle must be free of cracks,
bent or distorted condition. Hydraulic hoses must be new or in like new condition. Hose, tubing and
connections must be free of leaks.
Caution: Test operation of Marine drive out of water must not exceed five (5) minutes.
On board equipment .... Ensure that equipment is completely supplied with on board spares of equipment listed in applicable TM
and Basic Issue Items Lists.
Personnel heater........... Operate in full intended manner to prove satisfactory operation. Hose and tubing must be new or in like
Precision instruments.... Operate all instruments in intended manner to ensure trouble free performance, proper adjustments and
freedom from broken, dirty, misalined, bent, worn or missing parts or components. Correct deficiencies as
or electronic theodolite,
dumpy level, transit
Ramp .......................... Operate for proper opening and closing. Inspect seals. No rips or tears should be present The ramp
sealing area will prevent any water from entering the cargo deck of amphibious equipment.
Rear pilot station........... Operate in full intended manner (in water if possible) to prove that the unit performs as intended. Assure
that the unit performs as intended. Assure that there are no bent, broken or loose components. Hose
must be new or in like new condition. Hydraulic hose tubing and connections must be free of leaks.
Observe instruments on rear pilot stand while in operation to assure proper performance.