PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service table lists the inspection and care of your equipment required to keep it
in good operating condition.
OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
1. The number column of your PMCS is the source for the number used on the TM number column on DA Form 2404.
2. The interval column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
a. Before you operate. Always keep in mind the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Perform your before (B) PMCS.
b. While you operate. Always keep in mind the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Perform your during (D) PMCS.
c. After you operate. Be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
d. Do your weekly (W) PMCS once a month.
3. The procedure column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services. Carefully follow these
instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the procedure tells you to, contact unit maintenance.
4. If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to the manual troubleshooting section for possible problems.
Report any malfunctions or failures on the proper DA Form 2404 or refer to DA Pamphlet 738-750.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on hand
and is able to perform all its combat missions without further endangering the lives of crew or
operators in a combat environment (See DA Pamphlet 738-750.
5. Equipment is not ready/available if: column. This column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.
6. Always do your PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll spot anything
wrong in a hurry.