4-138. CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
a. Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service,
and exercise as specified herein
b. Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walk-around examination of all
equipment to detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly and equipment in covered storage
monthly. Inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The following are
examples of things to look for during a visual inspection:
(1) Low or flat tires.
(4) Missing or damaged parts.
(5) Water in compartments.
(6) Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
c. 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.
d. Exercising. Exercise equipment in accordance with Table 4-3, Exercise Schedule, and the following
(1) Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment by removing only that material restricting exercise.
Close all drains, remove blocks, and perform all before-operation checks. Couple semitrailer to towing vehicle, and
drive for at least 25 mi (40 km). Make several right and left 90 turns. Make several hard braking stops without skidding.
Do the following during exercising when it is convenient and safe: operate all other functional components and perform
all during- and after-operation checks.
(2) Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph b above, and
will be conducted in accordance with Table 4-3. Lubricate in accordance with instructions in Chapter 3, Section 1.
(3) 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.
e. Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an
operational condition and reduce the maintenance effort.
4-139. PROCEDURES FOR COMMON COMPONENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
a. Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walk-around 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 chalk for checking at the next inspection.
b. Air Lines and Pressure Tank. Drain air lines and pressure tank of condensation, and leave draincock
open. Attach a caution tag, annotated to provide for closing of draincock when the equipment is exercised. Place tags
in a conspicuous location.