2-5. Explanation of Columns. The following is a list of the PMCS table column headings with a description
of the information found in each column.
a. Itern No. This column shows the sequence in which the checks and services are to be performed, and is
used to identify the equipment area on the Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, DA Form 2404.
b. Interval. This column shows a dot. l when each check is to be done.
Item to be Inspected. This column identifies the general area or specific part where the check or service is
to be done.
d. Procedures. This column shall contain a brief description of the procedure by which the checks are to be
Equipment is Not Ready/Available if. See paragraph 2-6
2-6. Equipment is Not Ready/Available if. This column lists conditions that make the equipment
unavailable for use because it is unable to perform its mission, or because it would represent a safety hazard.
Do not accept or operate equipment with a condition in the Equipment is Not Ready/Available If column.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on
hand and is able to perform its combat mission. Refer to DA Pam 738-750.
2-7. Reporting Deficiencies. If any problem with the equipment is discovered during PMCS or while it is
being operated that cannot be corrected at the operator/crew maintenance level, it must be reported. Refer to DA
Pam 738-750 and report the deficiency using the proper forms.
2-8. Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limited to performing the checks and services
listed in the PMCS table.
Drycleaning solvent PD-680 used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel and
property. Avoid repeated and prolonged skin contact. Do not use near open flame or
excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100 138°F (38 60°C).
Keep it clean.
Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or
b. Bolts. Nuts. and SCrews. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You
cant try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around boltheads. If you find one you
think is loose, tighten it, or report it to unit maintenance if you cant tighten it.
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