PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
Maintenance Forms and Records, General Information, Explanation of Table Entries, Things to
Remember While Performing PMCS
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS
Every mission begins and ends with paperwork. There isn t much of it, but you have to keep it up. The forms and records you
fill out have several uses. They are a permanent record of services, repairs, and modifications made on your machine. They are
reports to Field Maintenance and to your commander. They are also checklists that tell you what is wrong with the equipment
after its last use and whether those faults have been repaired. For information on those forms and records, see DA PAM 750-8
PMCS (WP 0017) is divided into five tables: Table 1 is Before PMCS; Table 2 is During PMCS; Table 3 is After PMCS;
Table 4 is Weekly/Annually PMCS; Table 5 is Lubrication Instructions.
Safe and efficient machine operation requires regular checks of equipment. When performing PMCS, the crew discovers
malfunctions or performs routine maintenance for upkeep of the machine s systems. Malfunctions require corrective
action to avoid equipment failure or injury to personnel. The suspension system requires special attention. Ensure that all
lubrication tasks in Table 5 are performed.
Always observe the WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in the PMCS tables. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear
before applicable procedures. You must observe these WARNINGs and CAUTIONs to prevent injury to yourself or oth-
ers or prevent equipment damage.
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES
Item Number column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspec-
tion 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.
Interval column. This column tells you when you must do the procedure listed in the procedure column. Before proce-
dures must be done before you operate or use the equipment for its intended mission. During procedures must be done
during the time you are operating the equipment for the intended mission. After procedures must be done immediately
after you have operated the equipment.
Man-Hours column. This column indicates the man-hours required to complete the prescribed lubrication.
Location, Item To Check/Service column. This column provides the location and the item to be checked or serviced.
The item location is underlined.
Procedure column. This column gives the procedure you must perform, check, or service the item listed in the Check/
Service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission or for operation. You must perform
the procedure at the time stated in the Interval column.
Not Fully Mission Capable If: column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your equipment from
being capable of performing its primary mission. If you determine that a fault exists on your machine as listed in this col-
umn, do not operate your machine. Once a malfunction is identified, troubleshoot it using the instructions in this manual.
If unable to correct the fault, write it on DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E and notify Field Maintenance immediately.
Other Table Entries. Be sure to observe all special information and notes that appear in the tables.