4-89. LIMITED STORAGE.
a. GENERAL. Commanders are responsible for ensuring that all semitrailers issued or
assigned to their command are maintained in a serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that
personnel under their command comply with technical instructions. Lack of time, trained personnel, or
proper tools may result in a unit's being incapable of performing maintenance for which it is
responsible. In such cases, unit commanders may, with the approval of major commanders, place a
semitrailer that is beyond the maintenance capability of the unit in administrative storage or return it to
b. LIMITED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS.
Time Limitations. Administrative storage is restricted to a period of 90 days and must
not be extended unless semitrailer is reprocessed.
Storage Procedure. Perform disassembly only as required to clean and preserve ex-
posed surfaces. Except as otherwise noted, and to the maximum extent consistent
with safe storage, place semitrailer in administrative storage in as nearly a completely
assembled condition as practicable. Install and adjust equipment so that the
semitrailer may be placed in service and operated with minimum delay.
The semitrailer should be stored on level ground in the most favorable location
available, preferably one which affords protection from exposure to the ele-
Perform Quarter/y (Q) PMCS on semitrailers intended for administrative storage
Provide access to semitrailer to permit inspection, servicing, and subsequent
removal from storage.
(3) Inspection In Storage.
Visual inspection of semitrailer in administrative storage must be conducted at
least once a month, and immediately following hard rain, heavy snowstorm,
windstorm, or other severe weather conditions. Perform disassembly as re-
quired to fully ascertain the extent of any deterioration or damage found. A re-
cord of these inspections must be maintained for each semitrailer in administra-
tive storage, attached in such a manner as to protect the record from the ele-
When rust or deterioration is found on a critical or machined surface, reprocess-
ing for administrative storage must be immediately accomplished. Repair any
damage caused to semitrailer by severe weather conditions. Deterioration or
damage to on-equipment materiel (OEM) must be repaired as necessary.
Painted surfaces showing evidence of deterioration must be thoroughly cleaned,
dried, and repainted, using paint of the same quality and color as the original