LEVEL A PREPARATION
Equipment processed Level A is intended to provide protection for the equipment stored for
up to 48 months in an unheated warehouse environment or 24 months in an outdoor
environment such as the weather deck of an ocean-going vessel for a period of up to 24
months without exercising, inspections, or maintenance.
1. Tires. Coat tires with A-A-52408 preservative (WP 0029, Item 25).
2. Battery Cables.
a. Secure battery cables to battery carrier with tiedown strap (WP 0029, Item 29).
b. Unless otherwise specified, disconnect batteries for storage exceeding 30 days and secure cable
ends from contact with terminals using tiedown straps.
Place tag (WP 0029, Item 30) stating, "BATTERIES ARE DISCONNECTED" in the driver's
compartment and include quantity, proper shipping name, and identification of hazardous materials
aboard machine in shipment data.
3. Filler Caps.
a. Seal filler cap openings by placing a 2 in. (51 mm) wide by 3 mil thick sheet of film, conforming to
MIL-PRF-22191 Type II (WP 0029, Item 2), over all filler cap openings with the caps removed.
b. Depress sheet into filler cap opening to same depth as filler plug.
Screw or insert filler caps into filler openings to form a complete seal without damaging sheet.
4. Basic Issue Items (BII). When BII are stowed in exposed locations on the machine and the machine is
going to be stored outside, remove BII from machine and place inside sheds, warehouses, or other
structures to protect the BII from elements. Identify each container to machine from which it was removed
with special marking as follows: "DO NOT STORE OUTSIDE FOR EXTENDED PERIODS."
5. Disassembly. Tag (WP 0029, Item 30) or mark components separated from major end item by removal
or disassembly with identification of component(s) and storage location of major end item.
6. Containers. Select containers for Level A from MIL-PRF-2073-1C (WP 0029, Item 5) to provide required
protection for specific vehicle application and provide necessary protection for parts and machine.
a. Release belt tension on all belts after completing engine preservation.
b. Coat unpainted surfaces of pulley grooves with primer conforming to A-A-52465 (WP 0029, Item 26).
Prepare tag (WP 0029, Item 30) indicating, "BELT TENSIONS RELIEVED, ADJUST PRIOR TO
STARTING ENGINE," and DA Form 2258 annotated.
8. Vehicle Fuel Tanks.
a. Drain fuel tanks of all fuel by removing fuel tank drain plug.
b. After draining, install drain plug and fill or fog fuel tank with lubricating oil conforming to MIL-PRF-
21260, Type I, Grade PE 10-1 (WP 0029, Item 18), and drain tank again.
Coat cap with same oil and install.
d. Examine first processed tank to determine if all interior surfaces are coated with preservative.