PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
K-l. Maintenance Forms and Records
(1) Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only
Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There
get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean
isn't much of it, but you have to keep it up. The forms and
as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent
records you fill out have several uses. They are a perma-
(SD-2) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when
nent record of the services, repairs, and modifications
you clean rubber or plastic material.
made on your vehicle. They are reports to organizational
(2) Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check them all for ob-
maintenance and to your commander and they are a
vious looseness, missing, bent or broken condition. You
checklist for you when you want to know what is wrong
can't try them all with a tool, of course, but look for
with the vehicle after its last use, and whether those faults
chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If
have been fixed. For the information you need on forms
you find one you think is loose, tighten it, or report it to
and records, see DA Pam 738-750.
organizational maintenance if you can't tighten it.
(3) Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or
K-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and
gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to organizational maintenance.
a. Do your (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just
(4) Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked
before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAU-
or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken con-
TIONS and WARNINGS.
nectors. Tighten loose connectors and make sure the
b. Do your (D) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
wires are in good shape.
during operation. (During operation means to monitor
(5) Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage,
the scooploader and its related components while they are
and leaks, and make sure clamps and fittings are tight.
actually being operated).
Wet spots show leaks, of course. But a stain around a fit-
c. Do your (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
ting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a
right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to the
loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
broken or worn out, report it to organizational mainte-
d. Do your (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
j. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage
e. Do your (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
affects the status of your vehicle. The following are defini-
once a month.
tions of the types/classes of leakage an operator or crew
f. If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the
member needs to know to be able to determine the status
instructions in this manual or notify your supervisor.
of his/her vehicle. Learn, then be familiar with them and
g. Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
REMEMBER-WHEN IN DOUBT, NOTIFY YOUR
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.
Leakage Definitions for Crew/Operator PMCS
h. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discolora-
on your DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously
tion) not great enough to form drops.
wrong, report it to organizational maintenance RIGHT
Leakage of fluid great enough IO form drops but not
enough to cause drops to drip from item being
i. When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTE-
Class III Leakage of fluid great enough IO form drops that fail
NANCE, take along the tools you need to make all the
from the item being checked/inspected.
checks. You always need a rag or two.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor
Drycleaning solvent, SD-2, used to clean parts,
leakage (Class I or II). Of course, consideration
is potentially dangerous to personnel and prop-
must be given to the fluid capacity in the item/-
erty. Do not use near open flame or excessive
system being checked/inspected. When in
heat. Flash point of solvent is 138° F.
doubt, notify your supervisor.