START Key Switch
In START position, engine's starter is activated. In
ON position, electrical power reaches engine and
starts PDU. In OFF position, electrical power is
prevented from reaching engine.
Throttle handle must be pressed in to enable cold
starting engine. Once engine is warmed up, throttle
should be pulled out to enable pesticide dispersal.
Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
Operator level PMCS of the PDU consists of general inspection, cleaning, and filling fluid tanks as necessary.
a. Before You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before PMCS.
b. While You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during PMCS.
After You Operate. Be sure to perform your after PMCS.
d. If Your Equipment Fails to Operate. Troubleshoot with proper equipment. Report any deficiencies using the
proper forms. See DA Pam 738-750.
If minor defects are found while PDU is in service, note and have fixed immediately
following mission. If any defect develops while sprayer is running that could damage
PDU, stop operation at once and contact appropriate level of maintenance.
Perform the before/during PMCS if the following conditions are applicable:
a. You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last PMCS.
b. You are operating the item for the first time.