Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Interval Columns. The columns headed
B, D, A. W and M, will contain a dot
opposite the appropriate check indicating
tion at all times, it must be inspected systemati-
it is to be performed Before, During, After,
Weekly, or Monthly.
cally so that the defects may be discovered and
corrected before they result in serious damage or
failure. Defects discovered during operation of the
unit shall be noted for future corrections, to be
Item to be Inspected Column. The items
made as soon as an operation has ceased. Stop
listed in this column are divided into groups
operation which would damage the equipment if
and identifies the items to be inspected.
operation were to continue. All deficiencies and
shortcomings shall be recorded together with the
corrective action taken on DA Form 2404,
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Work-
sheet, at the earliest opportunity. When perform-
Procedures Column. This column contains
ing your Before Operation (B) and During
a brief description of the procedure by
Operation (D) PMCS, always keep in mind the
which the check is to be performed.
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. After operation,
be sure to perform your (A) PMCS. If your equip-
ment fails to operate, troubleshoot with proper
For Readiness Reporting, Equipment is Not
equipment. Report any deficiencies using the
Ready/Available If: Column. This column
proper forms, see TM 38-750.
will contain the criteria which will cause the
equipment to be classified as not Ready/
2-3. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance
Available because of inability to perform
Checks and Services.
its primary mission.
Refer to table 2-1 for Preventive Maintenance
Checks and Services.
NOTE: If the equipment must be kept in
Item Number Column. Checks and services
continuous operation, check and service
are numbered in chronological order regard-
only those items that can be checked and
less of interval. This column will be used as
serviced without disturbing operation.
a source of item numbers for the "TM
Make the complete checks and services when
Item Number" column on DA Form 2404
the equipment can be shut down.
in recording results of PMCS.