front, rear, and outside the compression roll if necessary. Do not block the steering roll.
(a) Place the master clutch and forward and reverse clutch in neutral. Lock the brake pedals.
(b) Allow the engine to idle for a few minutes before stopping.
(2) Fuel, oil, and water. Check and refill all tanks. Change contaminated coolant. Check antifreeze if used. If
antifreeze is added, mix the solution thoroughly by running the engine. When the temperature is below
freezing, drain the sprinkler tank and roll ballast if the roller is to be idle.
(3) Clean equipment. Remove all dirt, excess grease, and asphalt from the machinery and operator's platform.
See that the rolls and scrapers are clean. If freezing weather is expected, clean mud and dirt from parts
where frozen material would interfere with the movement of any part of the roller.
(4) Tools and equipment. See that all tools and equipment assigned to the roller are serviceable, clean, and
properly stowed or mounted.
(5) Lubrication. Lubricate as required by LO 5-1185.
(6) Fuel strainer. Remove, clean, and replace the fuel strainer (par. 103b).
(7) Fire extinguisher. Check its condition, mounting, and charge (par. 36d). Do not discharge any of contents.
(8) Visual inspection. Check for fuel, oil, and water leaks; loose or missing bolts, nuts, and pins; and for bent,
cracked, or broken parts-paying particular attention to the rolls, scrapers, and operating controls. See that
the battery is securely mounted and that connections and caps are clean and tight.
(9) Protection. Follow instructions outlined in (1) above. See that the front door assembly, side door assembly,
instrument panel door, top cover assembly, and toolbox lid are closed and fastened. Cover the roller with a
tarpaulin if exposed to weather.
Maintenance and Safety Precautions
a. Report or correct any mechanical deficiencies that may result in further damage to the roller if operation is
b. When rolling a hot or "tacky" surface, it is necessary that the sprinkler system be operated to keep all roll surfaces
c. Apply brakes and engage clutches carefully. Sudden engagement of clutches or application of brakes causes
undue strain on the roller.
d. Keep clutch and brake linings free of oil and grease.