EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES CONTINUED
6 years or every 12,000 Service Hours. Procedures must be performed every 6 years, or after every 12,000
hours of machine operation.
Man-Hours Column. This column indicates man-hours required to complete prescribed lubrication.
Location, Item to Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and item to be checked or ser-
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The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always be
observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures. You must
observe these WARNINGs to prevent serious injury to yourself and others, and
CAUTIONs to prevent your equipment from being damaged.
Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform to check or service the item listed in
the Item to Check/Service column, in order to determine if the equipment is ready or available for its intended
mission. You must perform the procedure at the time stated in the Interval column.
Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your equip-
ment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you perform check/service procedures that show
faults listed in this column, the equipment is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating procedures for
maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
Always perform PMCS in the same order so it becomes a habit. Once you have had some practice, you will spot
anything wrong quickly. If the equipment does not perform as required, refer to the appropriate troubleshooting pro-
cedure in Chapter 2.
If anything looks wrong and you cannot fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. If you find
something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor.
Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all
that is needed to make all the checks. You will always need a clean rag or two.
Keep Equipment Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean as you work and as needed. Use solvent cleaning compound on all metal surfaces. Use detergent and
water when you clean rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces. Spot paint as required to prevent corrosion.
Hazardous Waste Disposal. Ensure all spills are cleaned up and disposed of IAW local policy and ordi-
Rust and Corrosion. Check metal parts for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean and
apply a light coat of lubricating oil. Report it to your supervisor. Measures included in these procedures for the
prevention of corrosion and degradation are mandatory.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check for obvious loose, missing, bent, or broken parts. Look for chipped paint,
bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one that is loose, tighten it. Report loose, missing, or dam-
aged bolts, nuts, and screws to your supervisor.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. Report a bad weld to
Electrical Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Report loose connections and faulty wiring to your supervisor.
Hoses, Lines, and Fittings. Look for wear, damage, and signs of leaks. Check for loose clamps and fittings.
Wet spots indicate leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes from a
loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, correct it if authorized by the Mainte-
nance Allocation Chart (WP 0289). If not authorized, notify your supervisor.