5-9. BATTERIES AND CABLES MAINTENANCE
a. B a t t e r i e s .
This task covers battery cleaning, inspection, and servicing.
Check battery electrolyte level after every 50 hours of loader operation, or more
frequently during hot weather.
TOOLS: No. 1 Common Organizational Maintenance Tool Kit
B a t t e r y f i l l er
MATERIALS/PARTS: Clean cloths (Appendix C, item 1)
Battery cleaner (FSCM 10988 PN M20376)
D i s t i l l e d w a t er
PRELIMINARY PROCEDURE: Radiator grille unlocked and open.
Battery electrolyte is toxic and corrosive. Wear protective goggles and
g l o v e s w h e n w o r k i n g w i t h b a t t e r i e s . A v o i d c o n t a c t w i t h s k i n , e y e s ,
c l o t h e s , and dont breathe vapors.
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Neutralize electrolyte spills on battery cases and other parts using
battery cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water. Electrolyte is
present if mixture bubbles when applied. Rinse with clear water.
Repeat as necessary until mixture does not bubble when applied. Then
dry using clean cloths.