Section III. Preparation for Storage or Shipment.
Instructions in this section apply to the vehicle to make it available for use upon receipt after shipment. The storage
instructions apply to vehicles being taken out of service for a period up to 1 year without exercise. If vehicles are inactive for
more than 1 year, they will use extended storage procedures.
a. Instructions pertaining to administrative storage are covered in AR 750-1.
b. Instructions pertaining to security procedures are covered in TB 9-2300-422-20.
c. Instructions pertaining to storage and maintenance of propositioned materiel configured to unit sets are covered in
d. Instructions for overseas shipment are covered in TB 9-2300-281-35.
e. Perform all Unit Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS).
f. 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.
g. Refer to TB 9-2300-281-35 for Basic Issue Items (BII) and Components of End Items (COEI) packing instructions.
h. 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.
i. Repaint surface, as required, to prevent against deterioration. Refer to TM 43-0209: Painting Instructions for Field Use,
Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles.
a. Before placing vehicle in storage, perform the following tasks:
Clean exterior and interior of cab, engine, and undercarriage. Wash any oil, grease, or mud from tires.
Conduct visual inspection of vehicle. Check lubricant levels and tire pressures. Correct any discrepancies.
Completely lubricate chassis and all ancillary equipment in accordance with TM 5-2420-230-10.
Check condition of engine air cleaner. Service if necessary (Para 13-27.1).
Coat all exposed unpainted surfaces, such as hydraulic cylinders, axle ball sockets, drive shafts, and shift cables
Clean batteries and battery cables with sodium bicarbonate solution (Item 57, Appendix C) and rinse with fresh
Protect all tires from direct sunlight.