PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT - CONTINUED
PREPARATION FOR SHORT-TERM STORAGE - CONTINUED
Remove batteries (WP 0096 00) and clean batteries, clamps, supports, retainers, and battery box using acid swabbing
brush and a solution of 1/2 lb (0.23 kg) of Sodium bicarbonate, technical (Item 39, WP 0233 00), to 1 gal. (3.8 L) of
water. Flush with clean water and dry (TM 9-6140-200-14). Place batteries back in battery boxes.
Check engine coolant to ensure coolant has correct mixture for expected temperatures (WP 0020 00).
Seal all openings in engine, including air intake, exhaust outlet, and crankcase breather tube, with Tape, pressure sensi-
Ensure battery disconnect switch is in OFF position (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Fill in DD Form 1397, Vehicles and Spare Engines, Processing and Deprocessing Record for Shipment, Storage and
Issue of, completely and attach to a conspicuous part of machine.
Inflate tires to 60 psi (414 kPa) for front and 40 psi (275 kPa) for rear with dry air (TM 5-3805-291-10). Annotate air
pressure and/or if nitrogen was used on DA Form 2258, Depreservation Guide for Vehicles and Equipment.
PREPARATION FOR RETURN TO SERVICE FROM SHORT-TERM STORAGE
Inflate tires to 60 psi (414 kPa) for front and 40 psi (275 kPa) for rear with dry air (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Remove tape from all engine openings, including air intake, exhaust outlet, and crankcase breather tube.
If disconnected, connect battery cables (WP 0096 00).
Check coolant level in radiator (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Ensure fuel tank is full (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Start engine and perform machine warm-up (TM 5-3805-291-10). Verify proper operation of all gages, switches, and
Operate machine without a load and check engine, transmission, brakes, steering, and electrical accessories for proper
operation (TM 5-3805-291-10).
PREPARATION FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE
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Long-term storage is storage for more than 90 days.
Thoroughly clean machine.
Perform all Operator PMCS (TM 5-3805-291-10).
Schedule next PMCS on ULLS-G.
Inspect machine for corrosion. Use touch-up paint where necessary to prevent rust (TB 43-0242, CARC Spot Painting).
Where practical, store hydraulic cylinders in fully retracted position, which is normal locked/stored position for equip-
ment. Fill hydraulic systems to operating level (TM 5-3805-291-10). Coat exposed surfaces of hydraulic cylinder with
Grease, automotive and artillery, GAA (Item 15, WP 0233 00). Wrap Barrier material, grease proofed, flexible (Item 4,
Place a tag on cylinder requiring grease to be cleaned off exposed surface prior to use. This is necessary to prevent cyl-
inder seal from being damaged by contaminated grease.