Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
2-3. GENERAL. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means systematic caring, inspecting, and serv-
icing of equipment to keep it in good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the operator of the WTSC, your mission is
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you operate your WTSC. Always do your PMCS in the same
order, so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll quickly spot anything wrong.
Do your BEFORE (B) PMCS just before you operate the WTSC. Pay special attention to all WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Do your DURING (D) PMCS while you are operating the WTSC. During operations means to monitor the
WTSC and its related components while it is actually being operated. Pay special attention all WARNINGS, CAUTIONS,
Do your AFTER (A) PMCS right after you have operated the WTSC. Pay special attention to all WARN-
INGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you dis-
cover 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 in any lubrication procedures Perform any other services when
required by unit maintenance
2-4. PMCS PROCEDURES.
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, Table 2-1, lists inspections and care to keep your WTSC
in good operating condition. Use Figure 2-2 as a routing diagram to perform you PMCS procedures. It is set up so you
can make your BEFORE (B) Operation checks as you perform a general examination of the WTSC.
The "INTERVAL" column of Table 2-1 tells you when to do a certain check or service.
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 tells you to, notify your supervisor.
Terms "ready/available" and "mission capable" refer to the same status: Equipment is
on hand and ready to perform combat missions. (See DA PAM 738-750.)
The "NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF:" column in Table 2-1 tells you when your WTSC is not capable and
why the WTSC cannot be used.
If the WTSC does not perform as required, refer to Section III, Operator Troubleshooting.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 IMMEDIATELY and report it to your