FIELD PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION, INCLUDING
Refer to TM 9-2320-363-20-1, TM 9-2320-363-20-2, TM 9-2320-302-20-1, or
TM 9-2320-302-20-2 for Field PMCS for the dump truck chassis.
To ensure that the dump body is ready for operation at all times, it must be lubricated and inspected on a regular
basis so that defects may be found and corrected before they result in serious damage, equipment failure, or
injury to personnel. The Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) table (WP 0019) contains
systematic instructions on lubrication, inspections, adjustments, and corrections to be performed by Field
Maintenance to keep your equipment in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always be
observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures. You must
observe these WARNINGs to prevent serious injury to yourself and others, and CAUTIONs
to prevent your equipment from being damaged.
Item Number (Item No.) Column
Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet) or DA Form 5988-E, include the item number for the check/service indicating a fault.
Item numbers also appear in the order that you must perform checks and services for the interval listed.
This column tells you when you must do the procedure listed in the Procedure column.
Semiannual procedures must be done once every 6 months.
Annual procedures must be done once each year.
Item To Be Checked or Serviced Column
This column provides the location and item to be checked or serviced.
This column gives the procedure you must perform to check or service the item listed in the Item To Be Checked
or Serviced column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission or for operation. You
must perform the procedure at the time stated in the interval column.