Perform weekly as well as before operations PMCS if:
(1) You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly.
(2) You are operating the item for the first time.
If the equipment must be kept in continuous operation, check and service only those items that
can be checked and serviced without disturbing operation. Make the complete checks and
services when the equipment can be shut down.
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, Item to 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 perform 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.