a. Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and
exercise as specified
b. Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walkaround 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:
Low or flat tires.
Torn, frayed, or split canvas covers and tops.
Missing or damaged parts.
Water in compartments.
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 onsite.
d. Exercising. Exercise equipment
in accordance with Table 4-3 and the following instructions:
(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 trailer 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: 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
(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.
e. Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep equipment in an operational
condition and the maintenance effort.
Table 4-3. Exercise Schedule.
a. Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walkaround inspection. This inspection includes checking 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 chalk for checking at the next inspection.