TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
unacceptable. Containers with damaged corner posts, rails or corner fittings should be referred to direct support
maintenance for repair.
Corrosion. Reject the container for use if a light blow from a welders hammer would be sufficient to puncture any
rail, post, or corrugation on the container. This would indicate severe rust or corrosion conditions.
Paint. Inspect painted surfaces for deterioration from damage and extreme exposure. All metal surfaces must
be covered with paint to protect against corrosion. If paint covers metal and is protecting against corrosion, do
not repaint. Paint will be applied only to protect against rust or corrosion, not to improve the appearance of the
Liner. Inspect the interior plywood liners for punctures, splits, and proper fit and alignment. Inspect to see that
cargo space is clean and in good condition to prevent damage to loaded materials. Repair damaged plywood
liner in accordance with paragraph 2-9.
Floor. Inspect floor to make sure it is tight and free of holes. Inspect the floorboards for warping, looseness, or
any damaged condition.
Overall dimensions. If the overall shape of the cargo container appears distorted, check the container
dimensions. The overall dimensions and the variation of diagonal distances between opposite corner fittings
must be within the tolerances stated in paragraph 1-9.
2-2. General Cleaning and Decontamination.
Wash the exterior of the container with any suitable detergent. Thoroughly rinse with fresh water and allow to air
Each deck stored container must be washed by using organization after each ocean voyage to
For decontamination, procedures required by TM 743-200 shall apply.
SECTION II. LUBRICATION, PAINTING, UNDERCOATING
& GENERAL TEST PROCEDURES
2-3. Detailed Lubrication Information.
General. Keep all lubricants in closed containers and store in a clean, dry place away from external heat. Allow
no dust, dirt, or other foreign materials to mix with the lubricants. Keep all lubrication equipment clean and ready
Cleaning. Keep all external parts not requiring lubrication clean of lubricants. Before lubricating the equipment,
wipe all lubrication points free 2-2