Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMICS) means systematic caring, inspecting and servicing of
equipment to keep it in good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the operator of the TWDS, your mission
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you operate the TWDS. Always do you PMCS in the
same order, so it gets be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll quickly spot anything
Do your BEFORE (B) PMCS just before you operate the equipment. Pay attention to
WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTEs.
Do your DURING (D) PMCS while you operate the equipment. During operation means to
monitor the equipment and its related components while it is actually being operated. Pay
attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTEs.
Do your AFTER (A) PMCS right after operating the equipment Pay attention to WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs and NOTEs.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that
you discover before, during, or after operation, unless you can fix them. You DO NOT need to
record faults that you fix.
Be prepared to assist unit maintenance when required.
When a check and service procedure is required for both WEEKI,Y and BEFORE intervals, it is
not necessary to do the procedure twice if the equipment is operated during the weekly period.
2-8. PMCS PROCEDURES (Refer to figure 2-7).
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, Table 2-1, lists inspections and care
required to keep your equipment in good operating condition. It is setup so you can make
BEFORE (B) OPERATION checks as you walk around the equipment.
The "INTERVAL" column of Table 2-1 tells you when to do a certain check or service.
The "LOCATION, ITEM TO CHECK/SERVICE" column of Table 2-1 tells you the name of the
item to be checked or serviced and where the item is located.
The "PROCEDURE" column of Table 2-1 tells you how to do required checks and services.
Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have tools, or if the procedure requires it, notify