Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Table 2-1 PMCS Table has been provided so you can maintain your equipment in good operating condition and ready for
its primary mission. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means systematic caring, inspecting, and
servicing of equipment to maintain good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the operator of the Lubrication and
Servicing Unit, your mission is to:
Perform PMCS each time you operate the Lubrication and Servicing Unit. Always do PMCS in the same order, so
it becomes a habit. After you've had some practice, you will quickly be able to spot anything wrong.
BEFORE - Do PMCS right before you operate the equipment. Pay careful attention to WARNINGS, CAUTIONS
DURING - Do PMCS while you operate the equipment. Pay careful attention to WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and
AFTER - Do PMCS after you operate the equipment. Pay careful attention to WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you discover
before, during, or after operation, unless you are able to fix them. DO NOT record faults that you fix.
Assist unit maintenance when required.
When a check and service procedure is required for both after and before intervals, it is not necessary to do the
procedure twice if the equipment is operated during a weekly period.
Always observe the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS appearing in you PMCS Table. Warnings and cautions appear
before applicable procedures. You must observe these WARNINGS and CAUTIONS to prevent serious injury to
yourself and others or prevent your equipment from being damaged.
The PMCS table is arranged with the individual PMCS procedures listed in sequence under assigned intervals. The most
logical time (before, during, or after operation) to perform each procedure determines the interval to which It is assigned.
The "ITEM NO. COLUMN." Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404
(Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), include the item number for the check/service indicating a
fault. Item numbers also appear in the order that you must do checks and services for the intervals listed.