c. Item to be Inspected/Procedures.
vice is to be done and explains how to do
This column identifies the general area or specific part where the check or ser-
d. Equipment is Not Ready/Available If. This column lists conditions that make the equipment unavailable for use
because it is unable to perform its mission, or because it would represent a safety hazard. Do not accept or operate equip-
ment with a condition in the Equipment is Not Ready/Available If column.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on hand and is
able to perform its combat mission. Refer to DA Pam 738-750.
4-10. Reporting Deficiencies. If any problem with the equipment is discovered during PMCS or while it is being
operated that cannot be corrected at the unit maintenance level, it must be reported. Refer to DA Pam 738-750 and report
the deficiency using the proper forms.
4-11. Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limited to performing the checks and services listed in
the PMCS table.
Dry cleaning solvent PD-680 used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and property. Avoid
repeated and prolonged skin contact. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. Flash point of sol-
vent is 100°F-138°F (38°C - 60°C).
a. Keep It 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 drycleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or plastic materi-
b. Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You cant
try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around boneheads. If you find one you think is loose,
tighten it, or report it to unit maintenance if you cant tighten it.
Electrical Wires and Cable Connectors.
Look for bare wires and loose or broken connectors. Report defects to
d. Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots and stains
around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose connector, tighten it. If something is broken
or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
e. Leakage Definitions.
It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your equipment. The
following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of your equip-
ment. Learn and be familiar with them. When in doubt, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!