(2) Inspection, Inspect and approve equipment
prior to storage. Do not place equipment in storage in a
"Non Mission Capable" condition.
Place a piece of barrier material between
desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Auxiliary Equipment and Basic Issue Items.
(1) Process auxiliary and basic issue items
Air circulation under draped covers reduces
simultaneously with the major item to which they are
assigned. If possible, store auxiliary and basic issue items
with the major item.
(4) Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture
Install all covers (including vehicle protective closures)
(2) If stored apart from the major item, mark
authorized for the equipment. Close and secure all
auxiliary and basic issue items with tags indicating the
openings except those required for venting and draining.
major item, its registration or serial number and locations,
Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust.
and store in protective type closures.
Insert desiccant when complete seal is required. Place
equipment and provide blocking or framing to allow for
(3) In addition, place a tag or list indicating the
ventilation and water drainage. Support cover away from
location of the removed items in a conspicuous place on
item surfaces which may rust, rot, or mildew.
the major item.
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies.
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage,
Maintenance Services. After equipment has been
or obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
in administrative storage, inspect, service, and exercise as
Lubrication. Lubricate the equipment in
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and
must consist of at least a walk-around examination of all
equipment to observe any deficiencies that may have
Genera! Cleaning, Painting, and Presenation.
occurred. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly and
that in covered storage monthly. Immediately after any
severe storm or environmental change inspect all
equipment. The following are examples of things to look
for during visual inspection:
Do not direct pressurized water or steam
(1) Low or flat tires.
against air cleaners, exhaust outlets,
unsealed electrical systems, fire control
instruments, or any exterior opening which
(3) Corrosion or other deterioration.
will damage a component.
(4) Missing or damaged parts.
(1) Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease,
(5) Water in compartments.
Remove foreign objects that are wedged between wheels.
(6) Any other readily recognizable shortcomings
(2) Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by
Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep
scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a
equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish
smooth finish and spot paint as neccssary (TB 43-0209).
required services and repairs as expeditiously as possible.
Whenever possible, perform all maintenance "on site".
(3) Preservation. After cleaning and during,
immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with an oil or
Exercising. Exercise equipment in accordance
grease, as appropriate. Use lubricants as approved in