2-6. PMCS PROCEDURES
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services table lists the inspections and care of your equipment required
to keep it in good operating condition.
b. The interval column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service: before (B), during (D), after
c. If the equipment must be kept in continuous operation, check and service only those items that can be checked and
serviced without disturbing operation. Make the complete checks and services when the equipment can be shut
d. Perform weekly as well as before operations PMCS if:
(1) You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly.
(2) You are operating the item for the first time.
e. Leakage definitions for operator/crew PMCS shall be classified as follows:
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Class II Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Class III Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/inspected.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or II). Of
course, you must consider the fluid capacity in the item/system being
When operating with Class I or Class II leaks, continue to check fluid
levels as required in your PMCS.
Class III leaks should be reported to your supervisor or organizational
The procedure column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services. Carefully follow
these instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the procedure tells you to, have organizational maintenance do
If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3 under Troubleshooting for possible problems.
Report any malfunctions or failures on the proper DA Form 2404, or refer to DA PAM 738-750.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on hand and is able to
perform its combat missions (See DA PAM 738-750).