Perform your Before (B) PMCS just before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONs and WARNINGs.
Perform your During (D) PMCS while the equipment and/or Its component systems are In operation. Pay attention to the
CAUTIONs and WARNINGs.
Perform your After (A) PMCS right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONs and WARNINGs.
Perform your Weekly (W) PMCS once each week.
SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES
Always perform your PMCS In the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll spot
anything wrong In a hurry.
When you perform your PMCS, take along a rag or two.
The EQUIPMENTIS NOT READY/AVAILABLE IF column tells you why your equipment cannot be used if the ITEM TO
BE INSPECTED does not meet PROCEDURE needs.
While performing PMCS, observe CAUTION and WARNING paragraphs preceding those operations that could endanger
your safety or result in damage to the equipment.
If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions In this manual or notify your supervisor.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 ( quipment Inspection and Maintenance
Worksheet ). The ITEM NO. column Is the source for the numbers used on the TM Item Number column on DA Form
2404. If you find something seriously wrong, report It Immediately to unit maintenance.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 Is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective
goggles and gloves, and use only In a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with
skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame
or excessive heat. The solvent's flash point Is 100F-138F (38C-59C). If you
become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, Immediately get fresh air and medical
help. If solvent contacts eyes, Immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Keep it Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work
and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (Item 13, Appendix E) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap (Item 4, Appendix E)
and water when you clean rubber or plastic material.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws . Check that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. You can't try them all with a tool, of
course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. Tighten any that you find loose.
Welds . Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld, report it to
Electric Wires and Connectors . Look for cracked or broken Insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors.
Tighten loose connections and ensure that the wires are in good condition.
Hoses. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that clamps and fittings are tight. If a leak comes from a loose fitting
or connector, tighten it. If something Is broken or worn out, either correct It or report It to unit maintenance.
Leakage Definitions . It Is important to know how fluid leakage affects the status of the semitrailer. The following are
types/classes of leakage an operator must know to determine whether the semitrailer Is mission-capable. Learn these
leakage definitions. When In doubt, notify your supervisor.