EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES (Cont).
Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. information in this column tells you what faults will 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, do not operate the equipment. Follow standard operating procedures for
maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES.
Always perform PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice,
youll spot anything wrong in a hurry. If the dump truck does not perform as required, refer to the appropriate trou-
bleshooting procedure in Chapter 3, Section II.
if anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something
seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to 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. Youll always need a rag (Item 15, Appendix F) or two.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective gog-
gles and gloves, and use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin,
eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or
excessive heat. The solvents flash point is 100°F-130°F (38°C59°C). If you become
dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. If
solvent contacts eyes, immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious prob-
lem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (Item 18, Appendix F) on all metal surfaces. Use
detergent (Item 8, Appendix F) and water when you clean rubber or plastic.
Deterioration, Rust, and Corrosion.
Be alert for deterioration of plastic and rubber materials. Report it to your supervisor.
(b) Check metal parts of vehicle for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion
exists, clean and apply a light coat of oil (Item 14, Appendix F). Report it to your supervisor.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing,
bent, or broken condition. You cant 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, report it to your supervisor.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If
you find a bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and
loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and ensure that the wires are in good condition.