washed on a weekly basis. In this phase of instructions
29. Washing and Cleaning. Procedures for washing
attention should be directed at:
and cleaning are not identical on all equipment. The
(1) Spilled oil, grease and fuel must be
proper washing and cleaning procedures that the potential
promptly wiped up with rags and cleaning solvent to
operator must be knowledgeable of are prescribed in the
prevent fire hazards.
pertinent equipment technical manuals on which the
(2) Mud, sticks, small stones, wire, etc. ,
instruction/training are conducted.
often become lodged in and around suspension systems
a. In general, equipment is cleaned after each
and wheel wells and must be removed so the operator
day's operation, and during normal operations, should be
can make a thorough inspection of the equipment.
Section II. TRAINING IN OPERATING
(b) Motor vehicular equipment.
30. Operation of Equipment. a. The operator/crew
(6) Entering the water and vehicular-to-
should know how to perform every operation of which the
amphibian changeover (assure that all personnel are
equipment/system is capable.
instructed to wear a life jacket, prior to entering the
(1) During this phase of instruction, the
potential operator should perform each exercise
(7) Amphibian operating procedures.
satisfactorily before going on to the next.
(a) Trimming the unit.
(2) Supervision must be rigid to prevent any
(b) Positioning marine drive.
trial-and-error type operation and accidents.
(c) Bilge pumps.
b On each new exercise, and before the potential
(d) Vessel handling/operating, including
operator attempts the exercise, the instructor or assistant
training m navigation rules (nautical inland waterways).
instructor will demonstrate the correct operating
(e) Operation when marine drive is not
c This phase of instruction/training must be
(8) Superstructure operations.
(a) Safety precautions
(1) For the potential operator to apply
(b) Hydraulic controls and functions.
knowledge gained during the preliminary training.
(c) Connecting and disconnecting
(2) To permit sufficient operating experience,
to enable the potential operator to habitually follow the
(d) Operating by hydraulic slaving in
proper procedures and techniques in manipulating the
the event engine, transmission or hydraulic pump are
controls and satisfactorily operate the equipment on which
the instructions are being conducted.
(9) Leaving water and amphibian-to-vehicular
d. Throughout this phase of training the potential
operator should maintain a separate DA Form 2404
(a) Piloting to shore.
(Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Work Sheet)
(b) Amphibian-to-vehicular changeover.
which is turned in to the instructor after each day's
(c) Leaving water.
operation. These forms can serve as a valuable aid in
determining the effectiveness of inspections and services
the equipment received.
(10) Procedures to apply when approaching
e. During this phase of instruction, emphasis
shore and leaving water, entails operating over rock, or
should be placed on (but not limited to) the following as
coral, sand and mud.
applicable to the specific equipment on which the
(11) To prevent damage to equipment and
instruction is conducted:
assure readiness, after operation instructions must include
procedures concerning extreme (hot and cold) climatic
(2) Before, during, and after preventive
maintenance services (include procedures concerning
(12) Procedures concerning communication
extreme hot and cold climatic condition)
and navigation equipment must also be included.
f: As a direct result of tactics used in the past and
procedures (should include cold weather starting and
the need for increased mobility in the future, schedules
electrical slave starting).
show increased emphasis on night training For the
(4) Instruments and manipulation of controls
potential operator to gam confidence in blackout
(how they work and what each signifies).
operations, special training and practice
(5) Operating procedures applicable to:
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