d. Study figure 5 carefully--it contains much information. The proper
materials, intervals, and cleaning and lubricating procedures are detailed.
Lubrication intervals specified are for normal operation where moderate temperature
and humidity conditions prevail. Lubrication intervals should be reduced under
extreme conditions. The protective qualities of a lubricant will be quickly
destroyed when any one of the following conditions exists.
(1) Extreme high or low temperature.
(2) Prolonged periods of high speed operation.
(3) Operation in a sand or dust environment.
(4) Exposure to moisture (to include prolonged high humidity).
MAINTENANCE OF LEAD-ACID BATTERIES.
a. In nearly all cases of early failures of batteries the cause can be
traced to a lack of preventive maintenance. When given proper care batteries
generally will give no trouble until they are worn out. The equipment operator and
maintenance on the batteries assigned to their unit. The batteries should be
thoroughly inspected and serviced once a week by doing the procedures explained in
paragraphs (1) through (5) below.
OS 010, 7-P9