Section Il. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Operator's Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) are the required daily
and weekly inspection and care of the equipment necessary to keep it in good
o p e r a t i n g condition. PMCS shall be done before ( B ) operation, d u r i n g (D) operation
a n d a f t e r (A) operation. Other checks and services are done on a weekly (W) or
montly (M) cycle.
Always observe all WARNINGS and CAUTIONS when you
perform the PMCS procedures.
Do your before (B) PMCS to be sure that the equipment is
a. Before operation.
r e a d y for operation.
b. During operation.
Do your during (D) PMCS to be sure that the equipment is
o p e r a t i n g properly.
Do your after (A) PMCS so that the equipment will be ready
c. A f t e r o p e r a t i o n .
for future operation.
d. If your equipment fails to operate. R e f e r to chapter 3 for troubleshooting
procedures. Report any deficiency on DA Form 2404. See TM 38-750.
2-3. PMCS PROCEDURES
PMCS procedures are done at fixed intervals for the following purposes:
Make sure that the equipment is operable
Identify and resolve minor problems
they become major problems
a. PMCS Table. The PMCS procedures are contained in table 2-1. This
i n f o r m a t i o n is given by item number, interval, item inspected, procedure and
c r i t e r i a f o r r e j e c t i o n . An explanation of the contents of each column is given
(1) Item Number Column. The checks and services are numbered in chronological
o r d e r . The numbers in this column shall be used in the TM Item No. column of DA
Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, in recording results of