ORGANIZATIONAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
To ensure that the M872A4 Series Flatbed Semitrailers are ready for operation at all times, they must be
inspected on a regular basis so that defects may be found before they result in serious damage, equipment
failure, or injury to personnel. This section contains systematic instructions on inspections, adjustments, and
corrections to be performed by organizational maintenance.
Perform PMCS, found in Table 4, at the following intervals:
a. Perform Monthly PMCS once each month.
b. Perform Quarterly PMCS once every three months.
c. Perform Semiannual PMCS once every six months.
d. Perform Annual PMCS once each year.
e. Perform Triennially PMCS once every three years.
Report all defects and corrective actions on DA Form 2404 or an electronic DA Form 5988E. If a serious
problem is found, report it to your supervisor immediately.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
Dry cleaning solvent is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective
goggles and gloves, and use only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact
with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use
near open flame or excessive heat. The solvent's flash point is
100F-138F (38C-59C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent,
immediately get fresh air and medical help. If solvent contacts eyes,
immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Dispose of all hazardous material in accordance with TB 43-0244
1. Keep equipment clean. Dirt, oil, and debris may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work and
as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (WP 0086 00-3, Item 12) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water
on rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces.