Table 2-9. Operator Tools.
Control or Indicator
Bay Drive Pin Wrench
Used to engage and disengage lower lock drive pin. The
wrench is stored on the curbside of transporter cab protector.
Used during rafting operations, and install in the bow lifting and
anchor pin holes.
Ramp Bay Connecting Tool
Used to pull ramp and interior bay together.
Ramp Connecting Tool
Is used in conjunction with crow bar to pull together the
roadway pontons so that the roadway pontons connectors can
be latched. Stored in ramp bay tool box.
Attaches to winch cable and is used in conjunction with lifting
sling when high bank launching or lifting bays.
Bay Latch Pin Assembly
Installs in travel latch on bay and when pulled in, it releases
travel latch and initiates bay unfolding.
Section II. OPERATORS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
AND SERVICES (PMCS)
2-6. General. Your operators PMCS table 2-10 for the transporters, table 2-11 for the ramp bay and table 2-12 for
the interior bay, lists inspections and care required to keep the improved float bridge equipment in good operating condi-
tion. Operator PMCS are performed to ensure that the equipment is ready for operation at all times. So that each piece
of equipment can be thoroughly serviced, three seperate tables have been prepared, one for each major component.
a. Before you operate, perform your before (B) PMCS. Observe all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
b. While you operate, perform your during (D) PMCS. Observe all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
c. If your equipment fails to operate, refer to paragraph Chapter 3, Section II.
2-7. Purpose of PMCS Table. The purpose of the PMCS table is to provide a systematic method of inspection
and servicing the equipment. In this way, small defects can be detected early before they become a major problem causing
the equipment to fail to complete its mission. The PMCS table is arranged with the individual PMCS procedures listed
in sequence under assigned intervals. The most logical time (before or during operation) to perform each procedure deter-
mines the interval to which it is assigned. Make a habit of doing the checks in the same order each time and anything wrong
will be seen quickly. See paragraphs 2-6 and 29 for an explanation of the columns in tables 2-10, 2-11, and 2-12.
2-8. Explanation of columns. The following is a list of the PMCS table column headings with a description of
the information found in each column.
a. Item No. This column shows the sequence in which the checks and services are to be performed, and is used
to identify the equipment area on the Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, DA Form 2404.
b. Interval. This column shows when each check is to be done.