Section V. GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
a. This section provides general shop practices and specific methods you must be familiar with to
properly maintain the trailers. You should read and understand these practices and methods before performing
organizational maintenance tasks.
b. The following "Initial/Setup" information applies to all maintenance procedures in this manual:
(1) Only those resources required to perform the procedure are listed.
(2) Personnel are listed only if the task requires more than one technician. lf ''Personnel/Required"
is not listed, one technician can do the task.
4-12. CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS.
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning liquids or solvents can
injure personnel and damage equipment. To prevent this, refer to TM 9-247 for
a. Importance. The importance of cleaning must be thoroughly understood by maintenance personnel.
Care and effort are required in cleaning. Dirt and foreign material are a constant threat to satisfactory
b. Parts/Components. Cleaning instructions are the same for the majority of parts and components
that make up the trailer.
General Cleaning Instructions. The following apply to all cleaning operations:
(1) Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.
(2) Keep hands as free of grease as possible. Grease can collect dust, dirt, or grit.
(3) After cleaning, cover all parts to protect them from dust and dirt. Lightly oil parts that are
subject to rust.
(1) Before steam cleaning exterior of trailer, protect all electrical equipment that can be damaged
by steam or moisture.
(2) Place disassembled parts in a suitable container to steam clean.
(3) After cleaning, dry and cover all parts. Lightly oil parts that are subject to rust.