IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect,
service, and exercise as specified herein.
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walk around
examination of all equipment to detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage
weekly and equipment in covered storage monthly. Inspect all equipment immediately after any
severe storm or environmental change. The following are examples of things to look for during a
Low or flat tires.
Missing or damaged parts.
Water in compartments.
Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness.
Accomplish the required services and repairs as quickly as possible. Whenever possible, perform
all maintenance on-site.
Exercising. Exercise equipment
in accordance with Table 4-5, Exercise Schedule, and the
Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment by removing only that material restricting
exercise. Close all drains, remove blocks, and perform all BEFORE operational checks. Make
several right and left 90o turns. Make several hard braking stops without skidding. While
exercising, and when it is safe and convenient, operate all other functional components and
perform all DURING and AFTER operational checks.
Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph b and will
be conducted in accordance with Chapter 4, Section IV, Unit Preventive Maintenance Checks
and Services (PMCS). Lubricate in accordance with instructions in Appendix I.
Corrective Action. Immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficiencies
noted. Record inspection and exercise results on DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988E.
Record and report all maintenance actions on DA Form 2407. After exercising, restore the
preservation to the original condition. Replenish lubricants used during exercising and note
the amount on DA Form 2408.
Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an
operational condition and reduce the maintenance effort.