OPERATOR MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. BASIC ISSUE ITEMS LIST AND ITEMS TROOP INSTALLED OR AUTHORIZED
3-1. Basic Issue Items and Troop Installed Items
Basic issue items list and items troop installed or
authorized are not applicable.
Section II. LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS
lubrication clean of lubricants. Before lubricating the
3-2. Detailed Lubrication Information
equipment, wipe all lubrication points free of dirt and
a. General. Keep all lubricants in closed containers
grease. Clean all lubrication points after lubricating to
and store in a clean dry place away from external heat.
prevent accumulation of foreign matter.
Allow no dust or other foreign material to mix with the
lubricants. Keep all lubrication equipment clean and
3-3. Points of Lubrication
ready for use.
Service the lubrication points at proper intervals as
b. Cleaning. Keep all external parts not requiring
specified in Lubrication diagram this manual
Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
deficiency is noted during operation which would
damage the equipment if operation were continued. All
To insure that the earth auger is ready for operation at
deficiencies and shortcomings will be recorded together
all times. it must be inspected systematically so that
with the corrective action taken on DA Form 2404,
defects may be discovered and corrected before they
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, at
result in serious damage or failure. The necessary
the earliest possible opportunity.
checks and services to be performed are listed as
3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
the sequence of minimum inspection requirements.
Preventive maintenance checks and services to be
Defects discovered during operation of the unit will be
performed by the operator are listed in table 3-1.
noted for future correction to be made as soon as
operating has ceased. Stop operation immediately if a
Table 3-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
B Before operation A After operation
D During operaton
Item to be inspected
Visually inspect for exhaust leakage due
to corrosion, loose clamps, or damaged
gaskets Refer damage to organizational
Check coolant level. Fill to 2 inches below
Inspect for frayed or damaged edges
Check for proper adjustment. Adjust-
ment should be 1/2 inch deflection
between pulleys Refer to organizational