Section III. UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
c. Item To Be Inspected Column. The items listed in this column
are divided into groups indicating the portion of the equipment of which they
are a part, for example, "DECONTAMINATING APPARATUS." Under these
groupings, the items to be inspected are identified by as few words as
a. General. Your PMCS table lists the inspections and care of your
possible, usually by the common name.
equipment required to keep it in good operating condition. The procedure
column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and
This column briefly describes the
services. Carefully follow these instructions.
procedure by which the check is to be performed. It contains all the
information required to accomplish the checks and services.
b. Item Number Column. Checks and services are numbered in
chronological order. Use this column as a source of item numbers for the
"TM Number" column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet, in recording results of PMCS.
UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES - QUARTERLY SCHEDULE
Item to be
Perform operator preventive maintenance checks and services (p 2-2 and 2-3).
Check condition of paint and repaint if necessary. See TM 43-0139.
Check that identification plate is current, clean, legible and properly fastened.
Replace if required (p 4- 18). Check condition of stenciled markings and touch up if necessary.
Check internal surfaces of container for excessive rust, scaling, and corrosion.
Clean or replace if required.
Check bracket for corrosion, chipped paint, excessive rust, or scaling. Clean or replace if required.
Check strap for wear or cuts. Replace bracket if required.
Check for missing or loose bracket hardware. Tighten or replace hardware.