OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
PMCS is required to keep the equipment in good operating condition. Operator level PMCS is performed
before, during, and after operation to ensure the equipment is fully operational and ready at all times. Failure
to perform PMCS as required may result in major damage or a failure which could compromise the mission or
cause injury to personnel. Operators will perform PMCS as follows:
Ensure PMCS is performed each time the M917 Dump Truck is operated.
If the equipment is being operated for the first time or has not been operated for a three month period,
notify Field Maintenance to perform quarterly PMCS inspection.
If the equipment has been operated for three months or 250 hours of operation (whichever comes
first), notify Field Maintenance to perform quarterly PMCS inspection.
Observe all warnings, cautions, and notes when performing PMCS.
Always perform PMCS in the same order as written. With practice, operator will become familiar with
the equipment and able to quickly spot anything wrong with the equipment.
Before operating the M917 Dump Truck Body, perform all "Before" PMCS steps.
During operation of the M917 Dump Truck Body, perform "During" PMCS steps.
After operating the M917 Dump Truck Body perform all "After" PMCS steps.
At any PMCS interval, if the item to be checked or serviced is not ready or available, that problem
must be corrected by troubleshooting and, if necessary, notifying Field Maintenance to perform the
Ensure operator PMCS for the M917 Dump Truck Body, are performed each time the M917 Dump
Truck Body has been operated.
When equipment is not ready or available and the problem cannot be resolved at the operator level,
describe what is wrong with the equipment using DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. This will
document the problem and help Field Maintenance locate and correct it. For information on how to
use this form, see DA PAM 750-8.