Operation Under Unusual Conditions (Cont)
Check gear teeth of rotation gear bearing and pinion for an
accumulation of dust within the lubricant.
If level of dust prevents rotation of crane, notify organizational
maintenance and have lubricant removed.
If necessary, notify organizational maintenance to apply a light
coating of wax to gear teeth for rust prevention.
Refer to LO 9-2320-279-12 for proper lubrication of gear teeth when
returning to normal operating conditions.
When possible, park so vehicle does not face into wind.
Blowing sand may scratch glass surfaces. Glass
surfaces should remain covered as much as possible in
these conditions to prevent scratching.
Operating in mud can worsen vehicle braking and
speed up brakeshoe wear. If braking worsens while
operating in mud, dry brakes by driving vehicle
approximately 500 ft (153 m) with service brakes
frequently applied. This must be done with brakedrums
totally out of mud, so that drying action can take place.
If adequate braking is not restored by drying brakes,
notify organizational maintenance.
Leave glass surfaces covered if not needed for operations. Extra care
should be taken when cleaning glass surfaces to prevent scratching surfaces.