PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION - CONTINUED
PMCS INITIAL SETUP
This paragraph lists tools, materials, and personnel required for PMCS and lubrication.
Mandatory replacement parts for PMCS and lubrication are listed after PMCS, in Table 2, WP 0051 00.
Grease, Automotive and Artillery, GAA (Item 20, WP 0290 00)
Organizational Maintenance Mechanic
To ensure the RTCH is ready for operation at all times, it must be lubricated and inspected on a regular basis so defects
may be found before they result in serious damage, equipment failure, or injury to personnel.
The types, amounts, and temperature ranges of the lubricants required for specified intervals are contained in this work
Table 1 in WP 0051 00 contains systematic instructions on lubrications, inspections, adjustments, and corrections to be
performed by Organizational Maintenance to keep the vehicles in good operating condition and ready for their primary
Table 2 in WP 0051 00 lists PMCS mandatory replacement parts, by interval.
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 you must perform checks and services for the interval listed.
Interval Column. This column tells you when you must perform the procedure in the Procedure column. Intervals are
based on calender dates and hours (in parentheses).
Quarterly procedures must be done every three months.
Semiannual procedures must be done once every six months.
Biennial procedures must be done once every two years.
Man-Hours Column. This column identifies man-hour time required to complete all lubrication services.
Item to Check/Service Column. This column identifies the item to be checked or serviced.