Section III. REPAIR PARTS, SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
4-5. Special Tools and Equipment
No special tools or equipment are required by organizational maintenance personnel for the maintenance of the press
4-6. Maintenance Repair Parts
Repair parts and equipment are listed and illustrated in the repair parts and special tools list covering organizational
maintenance, TM 10-3610-203-20P. Repair parts required for maintenance of the various items of equipment which
form a part of the shelter system are defined in the applicable publication supplied with each unit.
4-7. Fabricated Tools and Equipment
No fabrication of special tools and equipment is necessary for maintenance of the press shelter.
Section IV. LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS
4-8. General Lubrication Information
This section contains lubrication instructions for the press shelter of the special warfare printing plant.
4-9. Detailed Lubrication Information
a. General. Keep all lubricants in closed containers and store in a clean, dry place away from external heat. Allow no
dust, dirt, or other foreign material to mix with the lubricants. Keep all lubrication equipment clean and ready for use.
b. Cleaning. Keep all external parts not requiring lubrication clean of lubricants. Before lubricating the equipment,
wipe all lubrication points free of dirt and grease. Clean all lubrication points after lubricating to prevent accumulation of
c. Points of Lubrication. Lubricate the door hinges and handles of the press shelter with a few drops of lubricating
oil (Item 16, App. D) monthly, or if binding occurs during operation.
d. Unusual Conditions. Reduce service intervals i.e., lubricate more frequently, to compensate for abnormal or
extreme conditions, such as high or low temperatures, continued operation in sand or dust, immersion in water, or
exposure to moisture. Any one of these operations or conditions may cause contamination and quickly destroy the
protective qualities of the lubricants. Intervals may be extended during inactive periods commensurate with adequate
A lubricant which is fouled by dust and sand acts as an abrasive mixture and causes rapid wear
Section V. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
To ensure that the printing plant is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected systematically so that defects
may be discovered and corrected before they result in serious damage or failure. The necessary preventive
maintenance checks and services are listed in table 4-1. Defects discovered during operation of the system shall be
noted for future correction to be made as soon as operation has ceased. Stop operation immediately if a deficiency is
noted during operation, which would damage the equipment if operation were continued. All deficiencies and
shortcomings will be recorded together with the corrective action taken on DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet) at the earliest possible opportunity.