Operation Under Usual Conditions (Cont)
2-116. PUMPING FROM DRAFT (MAIN INLET).
When backing up vehicle, one crew member must be in
back of vehicle operating rear step buzzer to communicate
with operator. Failure to comply may result in damage to
equipment or injury or death to personnel.
Performance is maximized with less than a 10 ft.
(3 m) vertical lift. As vertical lift increases above
10 ft. (3 m), maximum pump capacity will be reduced.
Altitude also affects pump performance.
All valves, drains, and caps should be closed.
a. Position vehicle as close to water source as possible.
b. Park vehicle (TM 9-2320-279-10-1, para 2-11).
Make sure suction hose strainer is clean and free from
debris and obstructions. Failure to comply may result in
damage to equipment.
c. Connect suction hose strainer (1) to suction hose (2).