Quantcast OPERATOR CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES

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NOTE The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to  the  same  status:  Equipment  is  on  hand  and  is able   to   perform   listed   combat   missions   (see   DA Pamphlet 738-750) 5. Equipment is not ready/available if column.  This column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used. 6. Always do your PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit.  Once you’ve had some practice, you will spot anything wrong in a hurry. 7. When you do your PMCS, take along a rag or two. 8. While performing PMCS, observe WARNINGS and CAUTIONS preceding those operations which could endanger your safety or could result in damage to equipment. WARNING Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680 is toxic and flammable.  Wear protective goggles and gloves and use only in well ventilated area.  Avoid allowing solvent to contact skin, eyes, and clothes, and do not breathe vapors.  Do not use near open flame or excessive heat.  If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately and get medical aid.  If solvent comes in contact with skin or clothing, wash with water.  If solvent gets in your eyes, flush with water and get medical aid immediately.  Flash point of solvent is  138 F (59 C). a. Keep it clean Dirt, grease, oil and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.  Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic material. b. Bolts, nuts.  and screws.  Check that they are not loose, missing, bent or broken. You can’t try them all with a tool, or course, but look for chipped paint.  bare metal or rust around bolt heads.  Tighten any bolt, nut, or screw that you find loose. c. Welds.  Look for loose or chipped paint.  rust or gaps ,where parts are welded together.  If you find a bad report to unit maintenance C-17


 


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