SHIPMENT, LIMITED STORAGE, AND DEMOLITION TO
PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
224. Limited Storage
a. Inspection. Refer to organizational preventive maintenance services (par. 54).
b. Cleaning and Painting. To insure perfect operating conditions, the road roller must be given a special treatment
prior to storage when not intended for immediate use. This procedure protects the exterior surfaces of the road roller, as
well as exterior and interior engine surfaces, against rust and corrosion. Inspect the entire road roller and engine for dirt,
accumulated dust, and grease and oil residue. Clean all metal parts with cleaning solvent and wipe them dry with a soft
absorbent cloth. Inspect the road roller for cracked, blistering, and peeling paint. Remove rust spots with a stiff wire brush
and smooth the metal with a fine sandpaper. Use a spray-gun or brush to repaint the rusted surfaces.
c. Lubrication. Service in accordance with instructions in LO 5-1185.
d. Fuel System. Make sure that the fuel tank cap is tight and secure.
e. Cooling System. Drain the cooling system and leave the drain cocks open.
f. Batteries. Remove the batteries and clean the cables and terminals with a strong solution of baking soda. Wipe
them dry. Do not let any of the soda solution enter the cells, or it will destroy the battery. Coat the battery terminals with
petroleum jelly and store the batteries in a warm, dry place.
g. Engine. Remove grease and dirt from the exterior of the engine. Make sure that all surfaces are clean and dry.
Spray or brush all exterior surfaces and accessories with compound No. AXS858. Seal the air cleaner, oil filler tube, and
exhaust pipe. The material used for sealing must be waterproof and vaporproof and must also possess sufficient physical
strength to resist punctures and damage due to expansion of entrapped air.