PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
1. Do your (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the equipment. Pay attention to the
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
2. Do your (D) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE while you operate the equipment and at halts and rest
3 . Do your (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the equipment. Pay attention to the
4. Do your (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
5. Do Your(M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
6. If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual or notify your supervisor.
7 . Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE 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.
8 . If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something
s e r i o u s l y wrong, report it to organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW!
9. When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along the tools you need to make all the checks.
You always need a rag or two.
10. Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean
as you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent (SD-2) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when
you clean rubber or plastic materials.
11. Bolt, nuts, and screws: Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You can't
try them all with a tool, of course. But look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads.
12. If you find one loose, tighten it, and report it to organizational maintenance.
13. Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to organizational maintenance,
1 4 . Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connectors and make sure the wires are in good shape.
15. Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage, and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet
spots show leaks, of course. But a stain around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a
l o o s e fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it to organizational main-