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3. Before performing preventive maintenance, read all checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all
that is needed to make all the checks. You will always need a rag (WP 0120, Item 28) or two.
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant low-
toxic material. However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Use protective gloves and
goggles. Use in well ventilated areas. Keep away from open flames and other sources of
ignition. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury to personnel.
a. Keep Equipment Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean as you work and as needed. Use solvent cleaning compound (WP 0120, Item 4) on all metal
surfaces. Use detergent (WP 0120, Item 10) and water when you clean rubber, plastic, and painted
When servicing this loader, performing maintenance or disposing of materials such as
engine coolant, hydraulic fluid, lubricants, battery acids or batteries, windshield cleaning
compound, and CARC paint, consult your unit/local hazardous waste disposal center or
safety office for local regulatory guidance. If further information is needed, please contact
The Army Environmental Hotline at 1-800-872-3845. Failure to follow this warning may
result in injury to personnel.
b. Hazardous Waste Disposal. Ensure all spills are cleaned up and disposed of IAW local policy and
Rust and Corrosion. Check metal parts for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean
and apply a light coat of lubricating oil (WP 0120, Items 21, 22, 23, 24, or 25). Report it to your supervisor.
d. Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken
condition. You cannot try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt
heads. If you find a bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
e. Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to your supervisor.
Electrical Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Reconnect loose connectors. Ensure that wires are in good condition.
g. Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and signs of leaks. Check for loose clamps and fittings.
Wet spots indicate leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes
from a loose fitting or connector, notify your supervisor. If something is broken or worn out, report it to your
h. Fluid Leakage. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your loader. The
following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the
status of your loader. Learn and be familiar with them, and remember - when in doubt, notify your