Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Commanders are responsible for insuring that all material issued or assigned to their command is maintained in a
serviceable condition, properly cared for, and that personnel under their command comply with technical instructions.
Lack of time, lack of trained personnel or lack of proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing
maintenance for which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders, with approval of major commanders, may
place material that is beyond the maintenance capability of the unit in administrative storage or return it to supply
agencies. When preparing the sweeper for administrative storage, the unit commander will be responsible for processing
the material, including all tools and equipment, in such a manner as to protect it against corrosion, deterioration and
physical damage during shipment or periods of administrative storage.
4-126. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS.
Short Term Storage. No special provisions are required for short term storage of the sweeper. The unit should
be started and operated at intervals no greater than 90 days.
Long Term Storage. To prepare the unit for long term storage:
Lubricate all fittings and oil can points in accordance with Chapter 3, Section I.
Fill fuel tank to capacity (para 3-8).
Drain oil and replace oil filter (para 4-22).
Fill crankcase to operating level with Type II Grade 30, MIL-L-21260 preservation oil (item 27, Appendix E).
Remove air cleaner (para 4-37).
With fuel shut-off valve pulled out to prevent engine from starting, crank engine while spraying preservative
oil (item 27, Appendix E) into intake manifold to coat valves and combustion chamber.
Install air cleaner (para 4-37).
Disconnect battery cables (para 4-73).
Wipe a thin coat of grease (item 22, Appendix E) on exposed portion of hydraulic lift cylinder.
(10) Tag unit using identification tag (item 35, Appendix E) indicating crankcase is filled with preservative oil and
batteries are disconnected.
(11) Drain water tank and lines completely (para 2-9).