OPERATOR MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. REPAIR PARTS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT
37. Common Tools and Equipment
Common tools and equipment having
Repair parts, tools, and equipment are
general application to this materiel are
issued to the operator for operating and
authorized by tables of allowances and
maintaining the tester. Tools and equip-
tables of organization and equipment.
ment should not be used for purposes other
38. Special Tools and Equipment
t h a n prescribed and, when not in use,
should be properly stored.
Certain tools and equipment specially
designed for operation and operator main-
tenance, repair, and general use with the
36. Repair Parts
No repair parts are supplied to the op-
is the authority for requisitioning replace-
erator for replacement on the tester.
Section Il. PREVENTIVE-MAINTENANCE SERVICES
sued or assigned to their commands are
Preventive maintenance is the system-
properly maintained in a serviceable con-
a t i c care, inspection, and servicing of
dition, and that they are properly cared
equipment to maintain it in a serviceable
for and used.
condition, prevent breakdowns, and assure
m a x i m u m operational readiness. First
41. Recording Repairs
echelon preventive maintenance is accom-
plished by the equipment operator. The
Repairs accomplished will be in accord-
operator's role in the performance of pre-
ance with procedures and standards pre-
ventive-maintenance service is:
scribed in appropriate technical manuals.
a. To perform the daily service each
The equipment record system provides for
day the equipment is operated.
r e c o r d i n g repairs required and accom-
b. To assist the organizational mainte-
plished on specific items of equipment.
nance mechanics in the performance of
This will include, but is not limited to,
a n y other scheduled periodic services
adjusting, cleaning, replacing. Deficien-
specified by pertinent technical manuals.
cies discovered before, during, and after
operation that cannot be corrected by the
operator will be entered on DA Form 2404.
Operators and crew chiefs are person-
Deficiencies immediately corrected by the
operator are not recorded, except when
ally responsible for assigned equipment.
such corrections are made by replacing
Squad, section, and platoon leaders are
charged with supervisory responsibility
parts or which constitute repairs
above first echelons. Such repairs will
for equipment pertaining to their com-
mands. Unit and organization commanders
b e recorded as organizational mainte-
are required to insure that equipment is-