PROCEDURES FOR COMMON COMPONENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walkaround inspection. This inspection includes checking
tires with a tire gage. Inflate, repair, or replace as necessary those found to be low, damaged, or excessively worn.
Mark inflated and repaired tires with a crayon for checking at the next inspection.
Batteries. Leave batteries in place in equipment. Disconnect battery cables (TM 9-2320-363-20).
Ensure that batteries are fully charged when equipment is stored and are returned to a full charge during each
Seals. Seals may develop leaks during storage or shortly thereafter. If leaking persists, refer to the
applicable maintenance section in this manual for corrective maintenance procedures.
REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT FROM ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
Activation. Restore the equipment to normal operating condition in accordance with the instruc-
tions contained in Chapter 4, Section II.
Servicing. Resume the maintenance service schedule in effect at the commencement of storage
or service the equipment before the scheduled dates in order to produce a staggered maintenance workload.
PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPMENT.
Refer to FM 55-21, TM 55-601, and TM 743-200-1 for additional instructions on processing, stor-
age, and shipment of materiel.
Vehicles that have been removed from storage for shipment do not have to be reprocessed if they
will reach their destination within the administrative storage period. Reprocess only if inspection reveals any corro-
sion or if anticipated in-transit weather conditions make it necessary.
When a vehicle is received and has already been processed for domestic shipment, as indicated
on DD Form 1397, it does not have to be reprocessed for storage unless corrosion and deterioration are found dur-
ing the inspection upon receipt. List on SF Form 364 all discrepancies found because of poor preservation, pack-
aging, packing, marking, handling, loading, storage, or excessive preservation. Repairs that cannot be handled by
the receiving unit must have tags attached listing needed repairs. A report of these conditions will be submitted by
the unit commander for action by an ordnance maintenance unit.