Section III. UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES.
a. 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.
b. When a check and service procedure is required for both weekly and monthly intervals, it is not necessary to
do the procedure twice if the equipment is operated during the weekly period.
4-8. 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.
4-9. PMCS TABLE.
Refer to Table 4-1 for Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
Be sure to observe all special information and notes that appear in your table.
a. 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
b. Interval Columns. This column tells you when you must do the procedure in the procedure column.
WEEKLY procedures must be done during the seven day operating period. MONTHLY procedures must be
done during the time you are operating or using the equipment for its intended mission.
Location, Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and the item to be checked or serviced.
The item location is underlined.
d. 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.
e. Not Fully Mission Capable If :Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep you
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.