Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Operator's PMCS Procedure.............................. 2-4
The necessary preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) that are to be performed by the opera-
tor are listed and described in Table 2-11. Intervals are nominal periods based on normal operating condi-
tions. Intervals should be adjusted accordingly for extremes often 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, de-
mands 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 CAU-
Perform weekly as well as daily operations PMCS if:
You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly.
You are operating the item for the first tine.
Do your After (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE irnmediately after operation. Pay attention to the WARN-
INGS 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 I 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.
When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, always take along the tools you'll need to make all the
checks. Youll always need a rag or two.