Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
a. Before you operate. Always keep in mind the warnings and cautions. Refer to paragraph 2-6a for equipment start
b. While you ope rate. Always keep in mind the warnings and cautions. Once the equipment is operating there are
no special procedures to observe except to check the degree of recharge in the small service cylinder.
c. After you operate. Always keep in mind the warnings and cautions. Refer to paragraph 2-6c for equipment shut-
d. If your equipment fails to operate. Refer to troubleshoot data or report difficulties, using DA Form 2404. See DA-
PAM 738-750 for instructions.
a. The PMCS table will help you keep the recharging unit from breaking down.
b. You will need to know what the numbers and letters on the table mean.
Item number - the order in which you check the recharging unit. It will also be the item number to record
results of PMCS in the "TM number" column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
Interval - when you make your checks
B - "Before Operation"
D - "During Operation"
A - "After Operation"
W - "Weekly"
M - "Monthly"
Item to be Inspected - What you should inspect.
Procedure - How you make your inspection of the item.
Equipment is not ready/available if - problems that may arise during operation.
Perform weekly as well as before operations PMCS if:
You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly.
You are operating the item for the first time.