4-77. CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
a. Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and
exercise as specified herein.
b. Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walkaround examination of all
equipment to detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly and equipment in covered storage
monthly. Inspect ail equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The following are
examples of things to look for during visual inspection:
(1) Low or fiat tires.
(2) Leaks of coolant, fuel, or refrigerant.
(3) Condition of preservatives, seals, and wraps.
(4) Corrosion or other deterioration.
(5) Missing or damaged parts.
(6) Water in compartments.
(7) Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
c. Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish
required services and repairs as expeditiously as possible. Whenever possible perform all maintenance on-site.
d. Exercising. Exercise equipment in accordance with Table 4-3, Exercise Schedule, and the following
(1) Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment by removing only that material restricting exercise.
Remove all blocks and and perform all before-operation checks. Couple semitrailer to towing vehicle, and drive for at
least 25 mi (40 km). Make several right and left 90° turns. Make several hard braking stops without skidding. Do the
during- and after-operation checks.
(2) Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph b above, and
be conducted in accordance with Table 4-3. Lubricate in accordance with Lubrication Instructions (Chapter 3,
(3) Corrective Action. immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficiencies noted.
Record inspection and exercise results on DA Form 2404. Record and report all maintenance actions on
DA Form 2407. After exercising, restore the preservation to original condition. Replenish lubricant used during
exercising, and note amount on DA Form 2408.
Table 4-3. Exercise Schedule.
e. Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep equipment in an operational
condition and reduce maintenance effort.
4-78. PROCEDURES FOR COMMON COMPONENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
a. Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walkaround inspection. This inspection includes checking tires
with a tire gage. Inflate repair, or replace as necessary, those found to be low, damaged, or excessively worn. Mark
inflated and repaired tires with a crayon for checking at next inspection.