fittings, spring-loaded covers shall be provided. Panels and plates equipped
with hand-operable, quick-disconnect fasteners may be removed to provide
3.15.3 Filling, draining, and checking provisions. Gear cases,
transmissions, etc., that contain fluid lubricants shall be labeled in
accordance with 3.6 and shall be equipped with dipsticks, check plugs not less
than l/2-inch pipe size, or sight gages to determine the level of lubricant,
filling and draining provisions. The drain outlet shall be fitted with a
magnetic and drainplug. The drain outlet shall be located so that removal of the
plug will result in complete drainage of the lubricant from the enclosure.
Drains shall be located such that draining lubricants can be drained into a
vessel when the spreader is in its normal position. Accessibility to the
drainplug, the filling means, and the lubricant-level checking device shall be
3.15.4 Grease lubrication. All grease lubrication, including lubrication of
sealed bearings, shall be with military grease conforming to MIL-G-10924. The
spreader shall be assembled, run-in, tested, and delivered with these greases.
The bearings shall be cleaned before lubrication, because military greases are
not always compatible with other greases. A tag shall be attached in a conspic-
uous place to indicate which military grease has been used.
3.15.5 Oil lubrication. Unless otherwise specified herein, all components
shall be filled to the operating level with winter grades of military oils
designated for use in the temperature range specified herein. A tag shall be
attached in a conspicuous place to indicate the temperature range and grade of
3.16 Lifting provisions. Permanently affixed provisions that enable the
spreader to be lifted in its normal travel position shall be provided and shall
conform to MIL-STD-209, for type II equipment, class 1 and 3 provisions,
Lifting provisions may also be used as tiedwon provisions when such provisions
meet the requirements specified in 3.17.
3.17 Tiedown provisions. Permanently affixed provisions that permit
fastening the spreader to the floor or deck of a transportation medium shall be
provided. Tiedown provisions shall meet the requirements specified in
MIL-STD-209, for type II equipment, class 2 or 3 provisions. All lift/tiedown
points shall be labeled "Lift, Tiedown, or Lift-Tiedown", as appropriate in 1
inch high letters.
3.18 Identification marking/labels. The spreader shall be identified in
accordance with MIL-STD-130. All marking/labels shall be applied to the
spreader on plates conforming to MIL-P-514, type I, style 1, composition C of
type 1, grade A, class 1 material. Plates shall be attached by screws, bolts,
or rivets in a conspicuous protected location.
3.19 Control identification. Each control shall be identified with a plate
indicating the intended function of the control (see 3.6). The material for the