PURPOSE OF PMCS TABLE
The purpose of the PMCS table is to provide a systematic method of inspection and servicing of equipment. In
this way, small defects can be detected early and corrected before they become a major problem causing the
equipment to fail. The PMCS table is arranged with the individual PMCS procedures listed in sequence under
assigned intervals. The most logical time (before, during, and after operation) to perform each procedure
determines the interval to which it is assigned. Make a habit of performing the checks in the same order each
time. Anything wrong will be seen quickly. Refer to WP 0017 for Operator PMCS.
The following is a list and description of the column headings in the PMCS table.
Item Number This column shows the sequence in which the checks and services are to be
performed, and is used to identify the equipment area on the Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
Worksheet, DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E.
Interval - This column indicates when each check is to be performed.
Item To Be Checked or Serviced This column identifies the item and location to be checked by part,
component, or assembly name.
Procedure - This column explains what type of service, specific damage, or defect is to be checked.
Equipment Not Ready/Available If - This column lists conditions that make the equipment unavailable
for use as a result of damage, missing parts, or improper functioning that would present a safety
hazard. Do not accept or operate equipment with a condition noted in this column.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problems
with this equipment be reported so improvements can be made and future problems eliminated.
Corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals or galvanic corrosion, which produces a white powder.
This category of corrosion also includes deterioration of other materials such as rubber and plastic. Unusual
cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of materials may be the result of corrosion. If a corrosion problem is
identified, it can be reported using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report. Use of key words such as
"corrosion," "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure the information is identified as a CPC problem.
The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8.
ARMY OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM (AOAP)
The M917 Dump Truck Body is not enrolled in the AOAP. Hardtime intervals apply.
It is necessary to know how fluid leakage affects the status of the M917 Dump Truck Body. The following
types/classes of leakage are defined to enable the operator to be able to determine the status of the M917
Dump Truck Body equipment should a leak occur. It is essential that operators learn to identify the type/class
of leak by definition and, when in doubt, notify their supervisor.
Equipment operation is allowed with minor leakages (Class I or II).
Consideration must be given to fluid capacity in the item/system
being checked/inspected. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to check fluid levels as required in PMCS table. Class III
leaks will be reported immediately to your supervisor.
1. Class I - Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
2. Class II - Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops, to drip from item
3. Class III - Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from item being checked/inspected.