ORGANIZATIONAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
(Sheet 1 of 9)
To ensure that the RTCH is ready for operation at all times, it must be lubricated and inspected on a regular basis so that defects may be found before they result in
serious damage, equipment failure, or injury to personnel.
The KEY in this PMCS Introduction lists the types, amounts, and temperature ranges of the lubricants required for specified intervals.
Lubrication Charts at the end of this PMCS Introduction show all lubrication points for the RTCH.
Organizational PMCS contains systematic instructions on lubrications, inspections, adjustments, and corrections to be performed by Organizational Maintenance to
keep the RTCH in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES
Item Number (Item No.) Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E (Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet), include the item number for the check/service indicating a fault. Item numbers also appear in the order you must perform checks and ser-
vices for the interval listed.
If both an hours and calendar interval are provided, perform check or service at whichever interval comes first.
Interval Column. This column tells you when you must perform the procedure in the procedure column. Intervals are based on hours or calender dates.
Hours procedures must be done at the hour interval listed.
Semiannual procedures must be done twice each year
Annual procedures must be done once each year.
Biennial procedures must be done once every two years.
Triennial procedures must be done once every three years.
Man-Hours Column. This column indicates man-hours required to complete prescribed lubrication service.
Item to Check/Service Column. This column identifies the item to be checked or serviced.
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always be observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable
procedures. These WARNINGs and CAUTIONs must be observed to prevent serious injury to yourself and others or to prevent your equipment from being
Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform to check or service the item listed in the Item to Check/Service column, to know if the
equipment is ready or available for its intended mission or for operation. You must perform the procedure at the time stated in the interval column.
Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what fault will keep your equipment from being capable of performing its primary
mission. If you perform check/service procedures that show faults listed in this column, the equipment is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating procedures
for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.
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