1-4. MAINTENANCE CONCEPT.
The water distributor does not require any new or special maintenance considerations. All maintenance functions can be
accomplished within the current maintenance concepts established for construction equipment.
a. Operator/Crew Maintenance. Operator and crew maintenance is limited to daily preventive maintenance
checks and services.
b. Unit Maintenance. Unit maintenance consists of scheduled preventive maintenance checks and services,
minor repairs, and adjustments.
c. Direct Support Maintenance. Direct support maintenance consists of repairs on-site or in a direct support unit
shop. Repairs are accomplished with a mini- mum of tools and test equipment. The assemblies and end items are
repaired and returned to their users.
d. General Support Maintenance. General sup- port maintenance overhauls selected assemblies and re- pairs
items designated by the area support command for return to stock.
e. Depot Maintenance. Depot maintenance overhauls end items and selected major assemblies when they are
required to satisfy overall Army requirements. Overhaul of the end item may also be performed by contract with the
1-5. MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (MAC).
a. Maintenance will be performed as necessary by the category indicated in the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC) (Appendix B) to retain or restore service- ability. All authorized maintenance within the capability of a using
organization will be accomplished before refer- ring the item to support maintenance.
b. Higher categories will perform the maintenance functions of lower categories when required or directed by the
c. Using and support units may exceed their authorized scope and functions in the MAC when approval is
granted by the next higher support maintenance commander.
1-6. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IM- PROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRs).
If your water distributor needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell
us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF
368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, ATTN: AMSTA-
MP, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.
1-7. SHIPMENT AND STORAGE.
Refer to TB 740-97-2 for procedures covering preservation of equipment for shipment and storage.
1-8. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Refer to TM 750-244-6 for procedures covering destruction of Army equipment to prevent enemy use.
1-9. BASIC ISSUE ITEMS LIST (BIIL).
Refer to Appendix C for a list of items that accompany the end item or are required for operation or operator
1-10. EXPENDABLE/DURABLE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS LIST.
Refer to Appendix D for expendable/durable supplies and materials required for initial operation.
1-11. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.
No special tools or equipment are required.
1-12. MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA Pam
738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-13. FABRICATION OF WIRE AND HOSE ASSEMBLIES.
Refer to Appendix E for fabrication instructions.
1-14. MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURE LIMITS.
The average life expectancy for the water distributor is 15 years.