The battery compartment shall not be mounted on, or project onto, the side
running boards when in the retracted (operating) position. The batteries shall
be provided with a polarized receptacle(s) for station charging. The
receptacle shall be located near the batteries at the driver's entrance to the
cab. The charging receptacle shall be suitably identified. The receptacle
shall be of the recessed male type with a spring loaded cover and provided with
a matching female plug with protected prongs. The battery compartment cover(s)
shall be easily raised/removed, not interfere with the servicing of batteries
and not interfere with the. battery terminal connections. Hinged type covers
shall be capable of being supported in the open position. Battery circuits and
switching systems shall be provided whereby:
Either battery or battery bank may be used:
(1) For starting alone.
(2) For starting and lighting,
(3) For operation of priming pump.
Both batteries or battery banks may be used simultaneously in
A battery master switch shall be provided, adjacent to and readily
accessible , to the operator while seated in the driver's seat.
188.8.131.52 Lights. All lights shall be mounted in such a manner as to prevent
being obscured by riding personnel or mounted equipment. All metal rims,
shells, mounting arms, brackets and bases of all exterior lights shall be
chromium plated or stainless steel. Stoplights and taillights shall be flush
mounted at the rear of the body. A removable panel shall be installed in the
rear compartments to protect the lights and wiring from damage. All warning
lights shall operate off a single switch mounted on the cab instrument panel and
shall be marked to indicate function. The following additional lighting shall
be furnished and shall be provided with overload protection (see 3.8.6) and
shall conform to current DoT regulations.
Two automotive type, 6-inch sealed beam, roof type spotlights shall
be furnished. One spotlight shall be located near each front corner
of the cab roof. Controls shall be extended inside the cab for
on-off control and movement of lamp housing through a horizontal
angle of at least 270°, and a vertical angle of at least 90° above
and 35° below horizontal.
Two adjustable, sealed beam, hose pickup lights, with weatherproof
switches, mounted on rear handrail supports.
Two shielded, engine compartment lights, arranged to illuminate both
sides of the engine, with switch located on cab dashboard.
Two automatic backup lights shall be flush mounted at rear of body.
Two rear scene lights, not less than six (6) inches in diameter,
shall be provided and controlled by a switch in the cab.
Pump compartment light or lights, arranged to provide non-glare
illumination of the compartments and enclosed within a protective
housing, with switch mounted on pump control panel,
Pump control panel lights (see 3.11.3.i).
Two 6-inch sealed beam, red alternating flashing warning lights shall
be mounted on the rear handrail supports adjacent to the hose pickup