3.15 Identification marking. Identification markings and registration
numbers for the fire truck shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-1223, as
specified for the Navy. When the rear body surface warrants, the USN may be
affixed upon a plate of sufficient size and attached to the raised license p late
3.16 Instruc tion pla tes. Plates shall be of nonferrous base alloy metal or
stainless steel and secured to the truck with screws or rivets. The following
plates shall be provided:
A plate indicating the fire pump delivery rate in gpm at 150, 200,
and 250 psig pressure, with manufacturer's specified engine speeds,
shall be affixed to the fire pump operator's control panel.
All pumping controls, valves, instruments, and such fire truck
operating controls shall be provided with suitable instruction plates
conspicuously marked to identify the lubricants and their temperature
Means for lubrication shall be in accordance with the
manufacturer's standard practice. The lubricating points shall be easily
visible and accessible. Hydraulic lubrication fittings shall be in accordance
with SAE J534. Where use of high pressure lubricating equipment, 1,000
pound-force per square inch (psi) or higher, will damage grease seals or other
parts, a suitable warning shall be affixed to the truck in a conspicuous
3.18 Servicing and adj usting. Prior to acceptance of the truck by the
Government, the contractor shall service and adjust the truck for immediate
operational use as required in the operator's manual. The servicing and
adjusting shall include at least the following:
Inflation of all tires.
Adjustment of brakes.
Proper functioning of all lighting and electrical systems.
Adjustment of engine to include tune-up.
Complete lubrication with grades of lubricants recommended for
ambient temperature at the delivery point.
Cooling system filled to capacity with a clean solution of equal
parts by volume of water and antifreeze (ethylene glycol).
3.19.1 metal f abdication. The metals used in fabrication shall be free from
kinks, sharp bends, and other conditions which would be deleterious to the
finished product. Manufacturing processes shall not reduce the strength of the
metal to a value less than intended by the design. Manufacturing processes
shall be done neatly and accurately. All bends shall be made by controlled
means to insure uniformity of size and shape.
3.19.2 Bolted connections. Bolt holes shall be accurately punched or
drilled and shall have the burrs removed. Washers or lockwashers shall be
provided in accordance with good commercial practice and all bolts, nuts and
screws shall be tight.