Section IV. OPERATION UNDER UNUSUAL CONDITIONS
2-12. OPERATION IN EXTREME HEAT.
To insure good operation
of the air compressor unit
in extreme heat, perform
the following procedures:
a. Check tension
on drive belts frequently. Loose drive belts can slip
on their pulleys and cause overheating.
b. Keep the motor, air compressor, belt guard, and air tank clean.
2-13. OPERATION IN EXTREME COLD (Below 0F or - 18C). The air compressor unit should
in an area
sheltered from strong winds and any precipitation. The following procedures should also be followed for good unit
a. Keep fuel tank filed to prevent moisture build up in tank and fuel lines.
b. Avoid bending, kinking, and excessive handling of flexible air hose.
c. Remove all ice or snow from engine, air compressor, belt guard, and air tank.
e. Start engine (see paragraph 2-8). Allow engine
to run for
a few minutes, until engine
to the touch.
i. Drain all moisture from air tank and flexible hose after shutdown of air compressor unit.