PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
To ensure that the M915A3 Tractor Truck is ready for operation at all times, it must be
inspected on a regular basis so that defects may be found and corrected before they result in
serious damage, equipment failure, or injury to personnel. Table 1 in WP 0012 00 contains sys-
tematic instructions on inspections, adjustments, and corrections to be performed by the opera-
tor/crew to keep your equipment in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES
Item Number (Item No.) Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When
completing DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), include
the item number for the check/service indicating a fault. Item numbers also appear in the
order that you must perform checks and services for the interval listed.
Interval Column. This column tells you when you must perform the procedure in the
Before procedures must be done immediately before you operate the truck.
During procedures must be done while you are operating the truck.
After procedures must be done immediately after you have operated the truck.
Weekly procedures must be done once each week.
Monthly procedures must be done once each month.
Location, Item To Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and item
to be checked or serviced. The item location is underlined.
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should
always be observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable
procedures. You must observe these WARNINGs to prevent serious injury to
yourself and others, and CAUTIONs to prevent your equipment from being
Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform to check or ser-
vice the item listed in the Item To Check/Service column to know if the equipment is
ready or available for its intended mission or for operation. You must perform the proce-
dure at the time stated in the interval column.
Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what
faults keep your equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you
make check and service procedures that show faults listed in this column, the equipment
is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating procedures for maintaining the equip-
ment or reporting equipment failure.