Section III. LUBRICATION AND FLUID LEVEL CHECKS
TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PERSONNEL, ALL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT MUST BE KEPT
CLEAN AND DRY TO PREVENT THE OPERATOR FROM SLIPPING AND CAUSING
The DRY SUPPORT BRIDGE (DSB) Launch Frame is NOT enrolled in the Army Oil Analysis
Lubrication instructions for the PLS Vehicle, including the hydraulic fluid for the DSB
Launcher can be found in TM 9-2320-364-10.
The lubrication and hydraulic fluid requirements of the PLS vehicle can be found in
TM 9-2320-364-10 - APPENDIX G - LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Also, see
These instructions only detail lubrication of the DSB Launcher A-frame, launch
frame, crane and tail-lift, not the hydraulic system which is covered in the PLS
particles, e.g. dust or dirt. The containers must be stored in a clean dry place away
from external heat sources.
Lubrication tools and equipment shall be kept clean and ready for use at all times.
Lubrication maintenance is based on hours run rather than launches and retrieves,
as the time to launch and retrieve is variable.
The time is obtained from the hours run counter on the operators interface panel.
The lubrication on the launcher, crane and tail-lift is to be carried out every 50 hours
unless otherwise stated in Table 8.5. This periodicity will take into account any
extreme conditions the launcher may encounter.
Table 8.5 Lubrication Periodicity