_ This section consists of a description of how the air compressor works. Paragraph 1-13
describes the operation of the whole system. Paragraph 1-14 describes the operation of the
AIR DISCHARGE SYSTEM. Controls the discharge of air from the air receiver. A
air hose, equipped with an inflator gage, is used to inflate tires and to read
AIR RECEIVER. Stores air compressed by the air compressor. It is equipped with a
gage to measure air pressure.
m at 175 psig (O. 14
AIR COMPRESSOR. Compresses air in two stages to put out 5
at 12.3 kg/cm ).
COMPRESSOR DRIVE. Transmits power from the engine to the air compressor by
means of a pair of matched V-belts. A belt guard protects the operator from injury
and the engine pulley and compressor flywheel from damage.
GASOLINE ENGINE. Provides 4.6 horsepower (3. 4 kW) to run the compressor.
HANDTRUCK ASSEMBLY. Gives the air compressor mobility. It is equipped with
two pneumatic rubber tires to provide a soft ride.
BELT TENSION IDLER. Allows the compressor to be disengaged during starting of