Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
c. Interval Columns. The columns headed "B" and "A" contain a
INTRODUCTION. The operator must perform scheduled services
dot (·) opposite the appropriate check. Thus, if a given check is performed
to be sure the M11 DECON will operate properly.
before operation, a dot is placed opposite the checks in the "B" column; if
a. Before You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and
the check is performed after operation, the dot is placed in the column
WARNINGS. Perform your before (B) PMCS. Perform before (B)
headed "A"; and if the same check is made before and after operation, a dot
operation PMCS if you are operating the item for the first time.
is placed in both the A and the B columns.
b. After You Operate. Be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
d. Item To Be Inspected Column. The items to be inspected are
c. If Your Equipment Fails to Operate. Troubleshoot with proper
identified by as few words, usually the common name, as will clearly identify
equipment (p 3-0). Report any deficiencies with DA Form 2404. See DA
the item, e.g., "bracket." e. Procedures Column. This column briefly
describes how to perform the check and contains all the information needed
to check and service the M11 DECON, including appropriate tolerances,
adjustment limits, and instrument gage readings.
a. General. Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
f. Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If: Column. This column
table lists the inspections and care of your equipment required to keep it in
contains the criteria that causes the equipment to be classified as not
good operating condition. The interval column of your PMCS table tells you
ready/available because of inability to perform its primary mission. An entry
when to do a certain check or service. The procedure column of your
in this column will:
PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services. Carefully
(1) Identify conditions that make the equipment not ready/available for
follow these instructions.
If the procedure tells you to, have unit
maintenance do the work. If your equipment does not perform as required,
(2) Deny use of the equipment until corrective maintenance has been
refer to chapter 3 under Troubleshooting for possible problems. Report any
malfunction or failures on the proper DA Form 2404, or refer to DA PAM
b. Item Number Column. Checks and services are numbered in
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to
chronological order regardless of interval. Use this column as a source of
the same status: Equipment is on hand and is able to
item numbers for the TM Number" column on DA Form 2404, Equipment
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, in recording results of PMCS.
perform its combat missions (see DA PAM 738-750).