Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
The Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services presented in Table 2-1 list the inspections and care of
your equipment required to keep it in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
When a check and service procedure is required for both weekly and before intervals, it is not necessary to
do the procedure twice if the equipment is operated during the weekly period.
2-8. WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS.
Always observe the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS appearing in the PMCS table. Warnings and cautions
appear before applicable procedures. You must observe WARNINGS and CAUTIONS to prevent serious
injury to yourself and others or prevent your equipment from being damaged.
2-9. PMCS TABLE.
Refer to Table 2-1 for Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
Be sure to observe all special information and notes that appear in your table.
Item Number Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404
(Equipment Maintenance and Inspection Worksheet), include the item number for the' check/service
indicating a fault Item numbers also appear in the order that you must do checks and services for the
Interval Columns. This column tells you when you must do the procedure in the procedure column.
BEFORE procedures must be done before you operate or use the equipment for its intended mission.
DURING procedures must be done during the time you are operating or using the equipment for its intended
mission. AFTER procedures must be done immediately after you have operated or used the equipment.
Location, Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and the item to be checked or serviced.
The item location is underlined.
Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must do to check or service the item listed in the
Check/Service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission or for
operation. You must do 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 mission. If you make check and service procedures that
show faults listed in this column, do not operate the equipment. Follow standard operating procedures for
maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.