Lubrication instructions for the M917 Dump Truck body are contained in LO 5-3805-274-12.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES 3-2. General.
Maintenance Forms and Records. Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There isnt much of it, but
you have to keep it up. The forms and records you fill out have several uses; they are a permanent record of the services,
repairs, and modifications made on your dump body; they are reports to Organizational Maintenance and to your
Commander; and they are a checklist for you when you want to know what is wrong with the dump body after its last use,
and whether those faults have been fixed. For the information you need on forms and records, see TM 38-750.
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services. (See Table 3-1).
Do your (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the dump body. Pay attention to the
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
Do your during (D) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE while the vehicle and/or its component systems are
Do your after (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the dump body. Pay attention to
the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
Do your (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
Do your (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
If something doesnt work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual and notify your supervisor.
Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order until it gets to be a habit. Once youve
had some practice, youll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something
seriously wrong, report it to Organizational Maintenance RIGHT NOW.
When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along the tools you need to make all the
checks. You always need a rag or two, also.