(1) The marking will be applied at the rear
area on the underside of the hood panel.
(2) Letters of the marking will be 1 inch high
e. Boom extension markings are required to assure
operation within boom radii limits specified on the crane
safe load data plates.
(1) Boom markings will be applied in a
permanent method of marking. Color will be the same
as the unit markings.
(2) Procedure for truck wreckers M60 and
(a) Retract boom and retain in horizontal
(b) Measure, scribe, and mark a 3/4-inch vertical
Figure 17. Boom markings (boom retracted).
stripe along the outer edge of the shipper, extending the
marked, and labeled "12 Ft." Each succeeding stripe will
(c) To the right of and parallel with the stripe, mark
be marked consecutively through "26 Ft."
"8 Ft" in 2-inch letters.
f. This paragraph applies to tactical transport
(d) Mark a horizontal arrow on the shipper pointing
vehicles, and is intended to reduce the possibility of fuel
to the stripe.
spillage due to fuel tank overfilling and subsequent fire
(e) Extend the boom to its maximum length.
hazard, regardless of fuel type.
Figure 18. Boom markings (boom extended).
(f) Measure from the "8 Ft" stripe. Scribe and mark
If the fuel tank filler cap is a relief valve
3/4inch vertical stripes at intervals of 12 inches along the
type, but does not bear a warning decal reading
"Pressurized: Open Slowly," the warning note "Pressure:
Open Slowly" will be marked in 1-inch lusterless black
(g) Mark the second stripe "9 Ft," and each
letters on the fuel tank near the filler pipe.
succeeding stripe consecutively through "16 Ft," in each
(2) On fuel tanks, where a mark would be
case to the right of and parallel to each stripe.
readily visible, measure 2 inches down from the top of
(3) The procedure for Truck wreckers M62,
the tank and mark a 1/4 x 8-inch line, with the following
M936, and M543 is the same, except that the stripe will
note in 1-inch lusterless black letters: "Caution: Do Not
be marked "10 Ft" and each succeeding stripe will be
Fill Above Line to Allow For Expansion," Figure 20.
marked consecutively "11 Ft" through "18 Ft." (4) The
(3) On vehicles where a mark on the fuel tank
procedure for Truck wrecker M246, Al, A2, and M819 is
would not be readily visible, mark the following note in 1-
the same, except that the first stripe will be marked "11
inch lusterless black letters as near as possible to the
1/2 Ft." The second stripe is to be measured, scribed,
filler pipes: "Caution: Do not Overfill--Allow for