CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, ser-
vice, and exercise as specified herein.
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walkaround examina-
tion of all equipment to detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly and equipment in cov-
ered storage monthly. Inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The
following are examples of things to look for during a visual inspection:
Low or flat tires.
Coolant, fuel, or oil leaks.
Condition of preservatives, seals, and wraps.
Corrosion or other deterioration.
Missing or damaged parts.
Water in compartments.
Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness.
Accomplish the required services and repairs as quickly as possible. Whenever possible, perform all maintenance
Exercising. Exercise equipment in accordance with Table 4-4, Exercise Schedule, and the follow-
Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment by removing only that material restricting
exercise. Close all drains, remove blocks, and perform all BEFORE operational checks. Make several right and left
90 turns. Make several hard braking stops without skidding. While exercising, and when it is safe and convenient,
operate all other functional components and perform all DURING and AFTER operational checks.
Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph b and
will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 4, Section IV, Unit Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
(PMCS). Lubricate in accordance with instructions in Chapter 3, Section I.
Corrective Action. Immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficiencies
noted. Record inspection and exercise results on DA Form 2404. Record and report all maintenance actions on DA
Form 2407. After exercising, restore the preservation to the original condition. Replenish lubricants used during
exercising and note the amount on DA Form 2408.
Table 4-4. Exercise Schedule.
Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an
operational condition and reduce the maintenance effort.