HYDRAULIC OIL SAMPLING
This Task Covers: Sampling
Tools and Special Tools
Container (1 qt [0.91] minimum capacity)
Hydraulic system at operating temperature
Oil sample bottle
Wheels and drum chocked
Steering pin locked (TM 5-3895-382-10)
General Safety Instructions
Avoid prolonged skin contact with hydraulic oil.
Work in a well-ventilated area.
Do not drain hydraulic oil while oil is hot. Severe injury to personnel may
Prolonged contact with lubricating oil, MIL-L-2105, may cause a skin rash. Skin
and clothing that come in contact with lubricating oil should be thoroughly
washed immediately. Saturated clothing should be removed immediately.
Areas in which lubricating oil is used should be well ventilated to keep fumes
to a minimum.
Hydraulic oil is slippery and can cause falls. To avoid injury, wipe up all spilled
hydraulic oil with rags.
Oil is slippery and can cause falls. To avoid injury, wipe up all spilled oil with
There is no clearance for personnel between frame and yoke when Roller turns.
Severe injury or death from crushing could occur.
Steering frame must be locked before lifting, transporting, or servicing Roller
in articulation area with engine running to prevent serious injury or death from
Unlock steering frame before operation to prevent loss of steering that may
cause serious injury or death to personnel.
When working on a running engine, provide shielding for exposed rotating
parts. Tools, clothing, or hands can get caught and cause serious injury to
Sample hydraulic oil with the oil warm, not HOT, to allow for draining of waste
particles that are suspended in oil. As oil cools, suspended particles settle on the
bottom of the hydraulic reservoir and cannot be removed by draining the oil.
Failure to follow this recommendation procedure can result in disproportionate
Refer to DA Pam 738-750 for sampling requirements.