Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
General................................ .............................. 2-3
Operator's PMCS Procedure.............................. 2-4
The necessary preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) that are to be performed by the
operator are listed and described in Table 2-5.
Intervals are nominal periods based on normal operating conditions. Intervals should be adjusted accordingly
for extremes of temperature or other adverse operating conditions. Strict adherence to the specified
schedule based on the vehicle's operating conditions will result in the elimination of many hours of vehicle
downtime by calling attention to defective components before their condition results in a failure.
The critical nature of the service for which this vehicle is intended, demands that the vehicle be maintained
in a fully serviceable condition at all times.
Do your Daily (D) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE every day. Pay attention to the WARNINGS and
Perform Weekly as well as Daily PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE if:
You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly.
You are operating the item for the first time.
Do your After (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE immediately after operation.
Pay attention to the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS.
Do your Weekly (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a week. Pay attention to the WARNINGS and
Do your Monthly (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month. Pay attention to the WARNINGS and
If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual and notify your supervisor.
Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had
some practice, you'll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on the DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously
wrong, report it to organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW.
If your equipment fails to operate, troubleshoot with proper equipment. Report any deficiencies using the
proper forms. See DA PAM 738-750.