Seals. Seals may develop leaks during storage, or
(1) Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve
shortly thereafter. If leaking persists, refer to the
equipment by removing only that material restricting
applicable maintenance section in this manual for
exercise. Close all drains, remove blocks, and perform all
corrective maintenance procedures.
before-operation checks. Couple semitrailer to towing
vehicle and drive for at least 25 miles. Make several right
and left 900 turns. Make several hard braking stops
of Equipment from Administrative
without skidding. Do the following during exercising when
it is convenient and safe: operate all other functional
components and perform all During and After operation
Activation. R e s t o r e e q u i p m e n t t o n o r m a l
operating condition in accordance with the instructions
contained in Section I of Chapter 4, Service Upon Receipt
(2) Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will
include inspection as described paragraph b, and be
Servicing. Resume the maintenance service
schedule in effect at the commencement of storage, or
service the equipment before the scheduled dates in order
(3) Corrective Action. Immediately take action to
to produce a staggered workload.
correct shortcomings and deficiencies noted. Record
inspection and exercise results on DA Form 2404. Record
of Equipment for Shipment
and report all maintenance actions on DA Form 2407.
After exercising, restore the preservation to the original
condition. Replenish lubricants used during exercising,
Refer to TM 55-200, TM 55-601, and TM 743-
and note the amount on DA Form 2409-1.
200-1 for additional instructions on processing, storage,
and shipment of material.
Rotation. To ensure utilization of all assigned
material, rotate items in accordance with any rotational
Semitrailers that have been removed from
plan that will keep the equipment in an operational
storage for shipment do not have to be reprocessed if they
condition and reduce the maintenance effort.
reach their destination within the administrative storage
period. Reprocess only if inspection reveals any corrosion,
4-108. Procedures for Common Components and
or if anticipated in-transit weather conditions make it
Tires. Visually inspect tires during each
When a semitrailer is received and has already
walk-around inspection of the semitrailer. This inspection
been processed for domestic shipment, as indicated on
includes checking about 5% of the tires, including spare
DD Form 1397, the semitrailer does not have to be
tire, with a tire gage. Inflate, repair, or replace as
reprocessed for storage unless corrosion and
necessary, those found to be low, damaged, or excessively
worn. With a crayon, mark inflated and repaired tires for
receipt. List all discrepancies found because of poor
checking at the next inspection.
preservation, packaging, packing, marking, handling,
loading, storage, or excessive preservation on SF 364.
Air Lines and Reservoirs. Drain air lines and
Repairs that cannot be handled by the receiving unit must
have tags attached listing the needed repairs. A report of
open. Attach a caution tag, annotated to provide for
closing of drain cocks when equipment is exercised. Place
these conditions will be submitted by the unit commander
for action by an ordnance maintenance unit.
tags in a conspicuous location.
Vehicle Major Exercise