When a suitable lifting device is to be
used to remove the drums from the cargo
truck, it will not be necessary to lower
the tailgate of the cargo truck.
(a) Remove the load binders from the rear
(b) Disconnect the rear chain assemblies
from the shackles on the second drum.
(c) Disconnect the intermediate chain
assemblies from the shackles on the second drum.
(d) Loosen the screws on the side brackets
and remove them from the sides of the cargo com-
(e) Open the tailgate of the cargo truck, and
remove the second drum from the truck.
If only one drum is to be unloaded,
reinstall tiedown gear as instructed in
f) Disconnect intermediate chain assem-
blies from the shackles on the first drun.
(g) Disconnect the front chain assemblies
from the shackles of the first drum and from the
(h) Remove first drum from truck.
(i) Disconnect the rear chain
from the towing pintles.
Section III. REPAIR
4-7. Special Tools and Equipment.
4-5. Transporting the Filled Fuel Drum by Air-
The drum must not be subjected to free-fall air
drops. The rigging, loading and dropping pro-
cedures to be followed are in FM 10-564.
4-6. Installing Drum at Dispensing Site.
The location of the dispensing site will depend
upon the intended use for the contents of the drum.
However, the site should be made as level and firm
Perform the quarterly organizational
preventive maintenance checks and ser-
vices listed in table 4-1.
a. Position a suitable pump assembly between
the drum and the point of dispensing product.
b. Remove dust plugs from female couplers on
coupler valve assembly and install the pump
assembly suction hose in the 1-1/2 inch (3.8 cm)
female coupler on the coupler valve assembly (fig,
c. Install coupler valve assembly 2- inch (5.08
cm) female coupler on the check valve assembly
d. Connect the desired nozzle hose assembly ar-
rangement to the discharge side of the pump
PARTS, SPECIAL TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT
4-8. Repair Parts.
No special tools and equipment are issued to
Repair parts are listed and illustrated in Appen-
dix C of this manual.
maintenance of the fabric drum.
4-9. Fabricated Tools and Equipment.
No fabricated tools or equipment are required.
Section IV. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
in paragraph 4-11. Defects discovered during
To insure that the fabric drum is ready for use at
operation of the unit should be corrected as soon
all times, it must be inspected systematically so
as possible. All deficiencies and shortcomings will
that defects may be discovered and corrected
be recorded, together with the corrective actions
before they result in serious damage or failure of
taken, on DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection
equipment. The necessary preventive maintenance
and Maintenance Worksheet) at the earliest possi-
services to be performed are listed and described