SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Routine checks like those that are listed below are not listed in the PMCS checks. They are things that you should do
anytime you see they must be done. If you find a routine check In your PMCS, it is because other operators reported
problems with this item.
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 drycleaning solvent PD-680 to clean metal surfaces. Use soap 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 make sure the wires are in good condition.
Hoses and Lines Look for wear, damage, and leaks Make sure 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 direct support (refer to
PMCS COLUMN DESCRIPTION
Item No. - The order that PMCS should be performed, and also used as a source of item numbers for the TM number
column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet when recording results of PMCS.
Interval - Tells when each check should be performed.
Item to be Inspected - Lists the checks to be performed.
Perform operator/crew PMCS prior to or in conjunction with organizational PMCS
if there is a delay between daily operation of the equipment and the organizational
PMCS, or if the regular operator is not helping or taking part.