UNPACKING THE EQUIPMENT
1. If the 20K tank is part of a 40K water distribution system, the tank may be packed in a reusable
container. Refer to TM 10-4610-234-13 for specific unpacking instructions.
2. If the 20K tank is not part of a 40K water distribution system, position the packaged (unopened) water
tank on an approved site near the point of installation. If the water tank is received in a wooden shipping
crate, proceed as follows:
a. Cut the banding straps from the crate.
Remove all protruding nails and other objects before attempting to remove
the tank from the container. This is necessary to avoid puncturing the tank.
b. Carefully open the shipping container by removing nails and bolts from the container lid, the
retaining boards, container sides, and ends.
c. Remove tank accessories, drain fitting hoses, filler/discharge hose, and packing list from the area
surrounding the tank. Remove all packing material.
When removing a tank from the shipping container, the tank-lifting device
must have a minimum capacity of 2500 lb. (1135 kg). This is necessary to
avoid damage to equipment and the tank.
d. Locate lifting straps around the tank. Insert a lifting bar (2500 lb./1135 kg. minimum capacity)
through the loops of the lifting straps. For GTA tank models, lifting straps are pre-attached to the
e. Use lifting device, lifting bar, and lifting straps to remove tank from crate.
f. Transport tank to the center of desired installation site. Install ground cloth at site, if equipped.
If a tank is being replaced, package the unserviceable tank in the empty container
in the same manner that the new tank was packaged.
3. Know the contents of the tank shipping container by reviewing the enclosed packing list.
Items inside the wooden crate are listed sequentially from the top of the crate to
the bottom of the crate:
Three (3) each
Two (2) each
One (1) each
Partition containing accessories, quick
disconnect fittings, packing list, and
emergency repair items.
One (1) each