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CHAPTER
2
Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIEL
19.
Purpose
a. When
a
new
or
reconditioned
semitrailer
is
first
received
by the using organization), it is necessary for the organizational
mechanics to determine whether the semitrailer has been prop-
erly
prepared
for
service
by
the
supplying
organization
and
is
in
condition
to
perform
any
mission  to  which  it  may  be
For this purpose, inspect all
assigned when placed in service.
assemblies, subassemblies, and accessories to be sure they are
properly  assembled,
secure,
clean,
and
correctly
adjusted
and/or
lubricated.
Check
all
tools
and
equipment
34-37)
to
be sure every item is present, in good condition, clean, and
properly
mounted
or
stowed.
b. In
addition,
perform
a
break-in
of
at
least
500
miles
on
all new or reconditioned semitrailers and a sufficient number
of miles on used semitrailers to completely check their opera-
tion
according
to
procedures
in
c. whenever
practicable,
the
vehicle
crew
will
assist
in
the
performance
of
these
services.
20. Preliminary Services
a. General Procedures.
(1)
Uncrate
semitrailer,
if
crated.
Remove
metal
strap-
ping,  plywood,  tape  seals,  wrapping  paper,  and  de-
hydrant bags. If any exterior surfaces are coated with
rust-preventive compound, remove it with mineral spirits
paint
thinner.
(2)
Read
processing
record
for
storage
and
shipment
tag
and follow all precautions checked thereon.
(3) Refer to paragraph 3.
b. Specific Procedures. Perform
the
organizational
mechanic
or
maintenance
crew
D
(6
months
or
6,000
miles)
preventive-
maintenance service (table III), with the following variations:
(1)
Line
out  the  other  services  on  the  work  sheet
(DA
Form
461
(Preventive
Maintenance
Service
and
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