EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES - Continued
Equipment Not Ready/Available If: Column
Information in this column tells you what faults keep your equipment from being capable of performing its primary
mission. If you make check and service procedures that show faults listed in this column, the equipment is not
mission-capable. Follow standard operating procedures for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
Always perform PMCS 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. If the dump body does not perform as required, refer to the appropriate troubleshooting
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. If you find
something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY notify Field Maintenance.
Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all
the tools you need to make all the checks. You'll always need a wiping rag (WP 0112, Table 1, Item 29) or two.
Degreasing solvent MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low-toxicity
material. However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. The use of protective gloves
and goggles is required. Use in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from open flame and
other sources of ignition. When not using MIL-PRF-680 solvents, ensure MIL-PRF-680
solvent container is sealed. Store, handle, and dispose of unused and spent solvents in
accordance with local procedures and plans. Failure to comply may result in personnel
Keep It 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 0112, Table 1, Item 6) on all metal surfaces. Use dishwashing
compound (WP 0112, Table 1, Item 10) and water when you clean rubber or plastic.
Be alert for deterioration of plastic and rubber materials. Report it to your supervisor.
Check metal parts of vehicle for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean and apply
a light coat of oil (WP 0112, Table 1, Item 26). Notify Field Maintenance.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws
Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You can't try them all
with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one you think is
loose, notify Field Maintenance.
Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld, notify