SECTION II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
AND SERVICES (PMCS)
General. Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services table lists the inspection and care of your
equipment required to keep it in good operating condition.
Before you operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before (B)
While you operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during (D)
After you operate. Be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
If your equipment fails to operate. If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3
under Troubleshooting for possible problems.
PMCS Columnar Entries.
Item number column. This is the order in which you perform checks and services on the devices.
Interval columns. The interval column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Item to be inspected column. Identification of item to be inspected.
Procedures column. The procedures column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks
and services. Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the procedure tells you
to, have the next higher level of maintenance do the work.
Equipment is not ready/available if: column. Entries in this column will be keyed specifically to checks
listed in the "procedures" column for the purpose of identifying, for the check, the criteria that will cause the
equipment to be classified as not ready/available because of inability to perform its primary Combat
Mission. An entry in this column will:
Identify conditions that make the equipment not ready/available for readiness reporting.
* Deny use of the equipment until corrective maintenance has been performed.