PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Section I. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE
Commanders are responsible for insuring that all materiel issued or assigned to their command is maintained
in a serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that personnel under their command comply with tech-
nical instructions. Lack of time, lack of trained personnel, or lack of proper tools may result in a unit being
incapable of performing maintenance for which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders, with
approval of major commanders, may place materiel that is beyond the maintenance capability of the unit,
in administrative storage or return it to supply agencies. When preparing the semitrailer for administrative
storage or for shipment, the unit commander will be responsible for processing the materiel, including all
tools and equipment, in such a manner as to protect it against corrosion, deterioration, and physical damage
during shipment or during periods of administrative storage.
unless the vehicle is reprocessed in accordance with b below.
b. Storage Procedure. Disassembly wilI be limited to that necessary to clean and preserve surfaces. Except
as otherwise noted, and to the maximum extent consistent with safe storage, materiel will be placed in admin-
istrative storage in as nearly a completely assembled condition as practicable. Equipment will be installed and
and adjustments made so that the materiel may be placed in service and operated with a minimum of delay.
(1) Materiel must be stored on level ground in the most favorable location available, preferably one which
which affords protection from exposure to the elements and from piIferage.
(2) Perform a semiannual preventive maintenance (PM) service on materiel intended for administrative
storage. This maintenance will consist of inspecting, cleaning, servicing, preserving, lubricating,
adjusting, and minor replacement of repair parts, if required.
(3) Provide adequate drainage for materiel.
(4) Secure all doors.
(5) Inflate mounted tires to 10 pounds above normal operating pressure.
(6) All boxed materiel in outdoor storage will be stored on suitable dunnage.
(7) Protect the materiel with covers provided.
(8) Provided access to the materiel to permit inspection, servicing and subsequent removal from storage.
(9) Mark the materiel "Administrative Storage" (tagged, or other convenient method). Materiel so
marked will not be operated while in this category.
c. Inspection in Administrative Storage.
(1) Visual inspection of materiel in administrative storage must be conducted at least once each month
and immediatey following hard rains, heavy snow storms, windstorms, or other severe weather
conditions. Disassembly will be performed as necessary to ascertain fully the extent of any deter-
ioration or damage found. A record of these inspections will be maintained for each materiel in
administrative storage and attached to the materiel in such a manner as to protect the record from