PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
To ensure that the RTCH-RT 240 is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected on a regular basis so that defects
may be found and corrected before they result in serious damage, equipment failure, or injury to personnel. Table 1 in WP
0013 00 contains
adjustments, and corrections
to be performed
by the operator/crew
keep equipment 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 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 that you must perform checks and services for the interval listed.
Interval Column. This column tells when you must perform the procedure in the procedure column.
a. Before procedures must be done immediately before you operate the RTCH.
b. During procedures must be done while you are operating the RTCH.
c. After procedures must be done immediately after you have operated the RTCH.
d. Weekly procedures must be done once each week.
e. Monthly procedures must be done once each month.
Location, Item to Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and item to be checked or serviced. The
item location is underlined.
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always be observed. WARN-
INGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures. You must observe these WARNINGs to
prevent serious injury to yourself and others and CAUTIONs to prevent equipment from being dam-
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 faults 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.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
Always perform PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll spot anything
wrong in a hurry. If the RTCH does not perform as required, refer to the appropriate troubleshooting procedure in Chap-
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 5988-E. If you find something seriously wrong,
IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor.
Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all the
tools you need to make all the checks. You'll always need a Rag, Wiping (Item 12, WP 0019 00) or two.