2-29. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Perform all Unit Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).
Correct all deficiencies noted during inspection if facilities are available. If repairs required are beyond
the scope of Unit Maintenance, refer the deficiencies to Direct or General Support Maintenance.
Instructions pertaining to Basic Issue Items (BII) and Components of End Items (COEI) storage locations
are covered in Appendix B of (TM 9-4940-568-10).
Remove rust and corrosion, and scrape any flaked and peeling paint. Dry all surfaces to be painted and
coated with preservatives. Refer to (TM 9-247), Materials Used for Cleaning, Preserving, Abrading, and
Cementing Ordnance Material and Related Materials including Chemicals.
Repaint surface, as required, to prevent against deterioration. Refer to (TM 43-0209) for painting
instructions for Field Use, Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles.
2-30. STORAGE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
Before placing FRS in storage, perform the following tasks:
Clean the exterior, interior of shelter, generator, and undercarriage.
Conduct a visual inspection of the FRS. Check all lubricant levels. Correct any discrepancies.
Lubricate all oil can points (TM 9-4940-568-10).
Check the coolant level. Test the coolant to ensure that the cooling system is protected against corrosion
and temperatures down to 30°F (34°C). Add antifreeze or corrosion inhibitors compatible with
ethylene glycol base antifreeze if cooling system is not adequately protected. (TB 750-651).
Ensure the fuel tank contains at least 20 gallons (75.7L) of treated fuel. The fuel should be treated with
Biobor J.F. (Item 9, Appendix C) (or equivalent). The addition of 3 teaspoons of Biobor to 20 gallons of
fuel will provide adequate protection against fungus growth. When storing FRS in freezing conditions,
the addition of 3 ounces (88.7 ml) of isoproply alcohol (Item 6, Appendix C) to 20 gallons of diesel fuel
will help prevent fuel line freeze up.
All fuel that is added to the FRS during storage must be treated. While in storage, there must always be
at least 20 gallons (75.7L) of treated fuel in the fuel tank.
Check condition of engine air filter. Replace if necessary (Para 8-12).
Check condition of air compressor air filter. Replace if necessary (Para 11-6).
Coat all exposed unpainted surfaces such as crane valve spools, hydraulic cylinders with grease.
Do not allow the baking soda solution to enter the batteries or damage to batteries will result.
(10) Clean batteries and battery cables with a baking soda solution and rinse with fresh water. Add water to
battery electrolyte if necessary. Check the specific gravity of the batteries regularly. Keep the batteries
fully charged and clean (TM 9-6140-200-14).