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 LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS
These instructions are mandatory.
Lubrication of M917A1, M917A1 with MCS, M917A2, and M917A2 with MCS
chassis is in TM 9-2320-363-10 or TM 9-2320-302-10 and 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.
The M917A1, M917A1 with MCS, M917A2, and M917A2 with MCS Dump Body must receive lubrication with
approved lubricants at recommended intervals in order to be mission-ready at all times.
Recommended intervals are based on normal conditions of operation, temperature, and humidity. When operating
under extreme conditions, lubricants should always be changed more frequently. When in doubt, notify your
Keep all lubricants in a closed container and store in a clean, dry place away from extreme heat. Keep container
covers clean and do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign material to mix with lubricants. Keep lubrication
equipment clean and ready for use.
Maintain a record of lubrication performed and report any problems noted during lubrication. Refer to
DA PAM 750-8 for maintenance forms and procedures to record and report any findings.
Keep all external parts of equipment not requiring lubrication free of lubricants. After lubrication, wipe off excess
lubricant to prevent accumulation of foreign matter.
Refer to TM 4-33.31 for lubrication instructions in cold weather.
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 cannot fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. If you find
something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY notify your supervisor.
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 or two.