PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT - CONTINUED
INITIAL SETUP- CONTINUED
Equipment Conditions - Continued
Machine parked on level ground (TM 5-3805-290-
Battery disconnect switch in OFF position (TM 5-
Work tool lowered to ground (TM 5-3805-290-10)
Estimated Time to Complete Task
Parking brake engaged (TM 5-3805-290-10)
PREPARATION FOR SHORT-TERM STORAGE
N OT E
Short-term storage is storage for 90 days or less.
Thoroughly clean machine.
Perform all Operator PMCS (TM 5-3805-290-10).
Fill fuel tank completely to prevent condensation from forming (TM 5-3805-290-10).
Schedule next PMCS on ULLS-G (Unit Level Logistics System Ground).
Store machine in a dry, protected area with work tools lowered to ground (TM 5-3805-290-10).
If storage exceeds 30 days, disconnect battery cables (WP 0077 00) and secure away from contact with battery terminals
using Strap, tiedown, electrical (Item 53, WP 0206 00). Place a sign that says "BATTERIES ARE DISCONNECTED"
in driver's compartment. Maintain batteries IAW TM 9-6140-200-14.
WARN I N G
To avoid injury, eye protection and acid-resistant gloves must be worn when working around batteries.
Do not smoke, use open flame, make sparks, or create other ignition sources around batteries. If a bat-
tery is giving off gases, it can explode and cause injury. Remove all jewelry such as rings, ID tags,
watches, and bracelets. If jewelry or a tool contacts a battery terminal, a direct short will cause instant
heating, damage to equipment, and injury to personnel.
Sulfuric acid contained in batteries can cause serious burns. If battery corrosion or electrolyte makes
contact with skin, eyes or clothing, take immediate action to stop the corrosive burning effects. Failure
to follow these procedures may result in injury or death to personnel.
Eyes. Flush with cold water for no less than 15 minutes and seek medical attention
Skin. Flush with large amounts of cold water until all acid is removed. Seek medical attention
Internal. If corrosion or electrolyte is ingested, drink large amounts of water or milk. Follow
with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Seek medical attention immediately.
Clothing/Equipment. Wash area with large amounts of cold water. Neutralize acid with
baking soda or household ammonia.