4-46. CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE (Con't)
Inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The following are examples of
things to look for during a visual inspection:
Low or flat tires.
3. Torn, frayed, or split canvas covers and tops.
5. Missing or damaged parts.
6. Water in compartments.
7. Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish the required
services and repairs as expeditiously as possible. Whenever possible, perform all maintenance on-site.
Exercising. Exercise equipment
in accordance with Table 4-3, Exercise Schedule, and the following instructions.
Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment by removing only that material restricting exercise. Close all
drains, remove chock blocks, and perform all before-operation checks. Couple semitrailer to tractor, and drive
for at least 25 mi (40 km). Make several right and left 90 turns. Make several hard braking stops without
skidding. Perform the following during exercising when it is convenient and safe: operate all other functional
components and perform all during- and after-operation checks.
Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph Inspection above, and will
Corrective Action. Immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficiencies noted. Record inspection
and exercise results on DA Form 2404. Record and report all maintenance actions on DA Form 2407. After
exercising, restore the preservation to the original condition. Replenish lubricants used during exercising, and
note the amount on DA Form 2408.
Table 4-3. Exercise Schedule.
Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an operational condition
and reduce the maintenance effort.
4-47. PROCEDURES FOR COMMON COMPONENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walkaround inspection. This inspection includes checking tires with a tire
gage. Inflate, repair, or replace as necessary those found to be low, damaged, or excessively worn. Mark inflated and
repaired tires with a crayon for checking at the next inspection.
Air lines and Air Reservoir. Drain air lines and air reservoir
of condensation, and leave draincock open. Attach
caution tag, annotated to provide for closing of draincock when the equipment is exercised. Place tags in a
Seals. Seals may develop leaks during storage, or shortly thereafter. If leaking persists, refer to the applicable
maintenance section in this manual for corrective maintenance procedures.