Remove two platform anchor quick-release pins and lower personnel platform.
Close all doors on generator set enclosure except control panel doors and the two doors immediately
below the control panel.
b. G r o u n d i n g . Check that generator set
to GROUND TERMINAL stud
on trailer frame. Using
ground wire supplied with power unit, connect power unit GROUND TERMINAL to a suitable ground as described
below. The following sources of good ground are listed in order of preference.
As a substitute for the supplied ground wire, any copper wire of a least No. 6 AWG may
Underground water system. Ground power unit to one of the accessible pipes in an underground water
system. Make certain underground pipe is made of metal and there is no insulation, such as a water
meter, between ground wire and the earth.
Ground rod. Drive ground rod a minimum of eight feet into earth. A ground rod must have a minimum
diameter of 5/8-inch, if solid, or 3/4-inch
It maybe necessary to saturate the area around ground rod with water if soil conditions
Ground plate. Ground power unit to a metal plate buried four feet deep. Ground plate should cover a
minimum area of nine square feet.
c. E x t e r n a l F u e l L i n e C o n n e c t i o n .
( S e e f i g u r e 4 - 4 . )
T h e p o w e r u n i t g e n e r a t o r s e t c a n b e f u e l e d f r o m a n
external source such as a five-gallon fuel can or 55 gallon drum. This eliminates the need for frequent refilling of
the generator's fuel tank during long intervals of operation.
Remove fuel can adapter and fuel pickup tube from storage locations on power unit and assemble by
threading pickup tube into adapter.
Thread one end of auxiliary fuel line onto fuel can adapter fitting and tighten.
Connect free end of auxiliary fuel line to AUXILIARY FUEL CONNECTION. This connection is located
next to the fuel filler above the trailer roadside fender.
Insert fuel can adapter in external fuel source and secure by pressing down on lever.
Set FUEL SELECTOR VALVE beneath fuel filler to AUXILIARY position.