PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT CONTINUED
Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walk-around examination of all equipment to detect
any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage WEEKLY and equipment in covered storage MONTHLY.
Inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The following are examples of
things to look for during a visual inspection:
Missing or damaged parts.
Water in components.
Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage
Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish the required services and repairs as expeditiously
as possible. Whenever possible, perform all maintenance on site.
Exercise equipment in accordance with Table 1 and the following instructions:
Vehicle Major Exercise. De-preserve equipment by removing only that material restricting exercise. Close all
drains, remove blocks, and perform all BEFORE operational checks. Make several right and left 90-degree turns.
Make several hard-braking stops without skidding. While exercising, and when it is convenient and safe, operate
all functional components and attachments. Perform all DURING and AFTER operational checks.
Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per Inspection in this work package and will be
conducted in accordance with PMCS (WP 0012). Lubricate in accordance with instructions in Lubrication Order LO
Corrective Action. Immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficiencies noted. Record inspection
and exercise results on DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988E. Record and report all maintenance actions on DA Form
2407. After exercising, restore the preservation to the original condition. Replenish lubricants used during exercise
and note the amount on DA Form 2408.
Table 1. Exercise Schedule.
Procedures for Common Components and Miscellaneous Items
Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an operational
condition and reduce the maintenance effort.
Seals. Seals may develop leaks during storage or shortly thereafter. If leaking persists, notify Field Maintenance.