PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services table lists the inspection and
care of your equipment required to keep it in good operating condition.
OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
The number column of your PMCS is the source for the number used on the TM
Number Column on DA Form 2404.
The interval column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check
Before you operate.
Perform your before (B) PMCS.
Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
While you operate.
Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNING.
Perform your during (D) PMCS.
After you operate.
Be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
DO your weekly (W) PMCS once a week.
Do your monthly (M) PMCS once a month.
The procedure column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks
Carefully follow these instructions.
If you do not have the tools,
or if the procedure tells you to, contact unit maintenance.
If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to the manual trouble-
shooting section for possible problems.
Report any malfunctions or failures on
the proper DA Form 2404 or refer to DA Pamphlet 738-750.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same
Equipment is on hand and is able to perform all its
combat missions without further endangering the lives of crew
or operators in a combat environment (See DA PAM 738-750).
Equipment is not ready/available if: column.
This column tells you when and
why your equipment cannot be used.
Always do your 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.
When you do your PMCS, take along a rag or two.
While performing PMCS, observe CAUTIONS and WARNING preceeding those operations
which could endanger your safety or result in damage to the equipment.