a. Item 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 when each check is to be done.
c. Item to be Inspected/Procedures. This column identifies the general area or specific part where the check or
service is to be done, and explains how to do them.
d. 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
Dry-cleaning 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).
a. 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 dry-cleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or plastic
b. Bolts. Nuts. and Screws. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You can't 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 can't tighten it.
c. Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots and stains
around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose connector, tighten it. If something is broken
or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
d. Leakage Definitions. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your equipment. The
following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of your
equipment. Learn and be familiar with them. When in doubt, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!