Table 1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) Including Lubrication Instructions -
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Check steering column play:
a. Hold steering wheel with both
b. Try to move steering wheel from
one side to other side. Maximum
allowable movement in column
should not exceed 1 in. (25 mm).
1. Inspect pivot joint for loose
bolts and excessive wear.
2. Tighten bolts, if loose.
3. Replace column, if
Movement exceeds 1 in.
excessive wear (WP 0331).
Batteries and Inspect batteries and battery
Battery Cables cables on each side of machine.
a. Ensure that batteries are
One or more batteries are
present. Inspect batteries for dirt,
missing or damaged.
corrosion, cracked cases, or other
b. Check for missing battery
One or more battery cables
cables. Inspect battery cables for
are missing or damaged.
looseness at battery posts, cracked
or broken insulation, signs of
broken wires, or signs of other
Check bucket teeth for loose pins,
Bucket teeth have holes.
wear, damage, or holes.
a. If pins are loose, drive pins back
into tooth and bucket completely.
b. If teeth are damaged or contain
holes, replace bucket teeth
Bucket Cutting Check bucket cutting edge wear
plates for damage or wear (TM 5-
3805-298-10). Distance between
center of mounting bolt holes and
edge of cutting edge must be 2.6
(65 mm) or more.
a. If worn on one side, remove
wear plate, turn over, and reinstall
on bucket (WP 0424).