Care of Equipment in Administrative Storage.
Maintenance Services. After equipment has
inspect, service, and exercise as specified
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual
and must consist of at least a walk-around
examination of all equipment to detect any
deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open
storage weekly and equipment in covered
storage monthly. Inspect all equipment
environmental change. The following are
examples of things to look for during a visual
Low or flat tires.
Condition of preservatives, seals, and
Corrosion or other deterioration.
Missing or damaged parts.
Water in compartments.
shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep
equipment in an optimum state of readiness.
Accomplish the required services and repairs
as expeditiously as possible. Whenever
possible, perform all maintenance on-site.
accordance with Table 4-3 and the following
Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment
by removing only that material restricting
exercise. Remove any blocking and
perform all before-operation checks.
Operate all functional components and
perform all during and after-operation
subparagraph 4-42d(2) above, and will
be conducted in accordance with Table
4-3. Lubricate in accordance with
instructions in Chapter 3, Section I.
Corrective Action. Immediately take
deficiencies noted. Record inspection
and exercise results on DA Form 2404.
actions on DA Form 2407.
exercising, restore the preservation to
lubricants used during exercising, and
note the amount on DA Form 2408.
(d) Rotation. Rotate items in accordance
with any rotational plan that will keep the
equipment in an operational condition and
reduce the maintenance effort.
Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walk-
around inspection. This inspection includes
checking tires with a tire gage. Inflate,
repair, or replace as necessary those found to
be low, damaged, or excessively worn. Mark
inflated and repaired tires with a crayon for
checking at the next inspection.
Seals. Seals may develop leaks during
storage, or shortly thereafter. If leaking
persists, refer to the applicable maintenance
Activation. Prepare the equipment for normal
operation in accordance with the instructions
contained in Chapter 2, Section III.
Servicing. Resume the maintenance service
schedule in effect at the commencement of
storage, or service the equipment before the
scheduled dates in order to produce a
staggered maintenance workload.
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT.
The spreader should be shipped in its transport
configuration. Refer to paragraph 4-14 for instructions on
preparing the operators platform for shipment. Refer to
paragraphs 4-12 and 4-11 for instructions on installing the
transport truck and the taillights on the spreader.
Reduce pressure in all tires by 10 percent before
Refer to TM 55-200, TM 55-601, and TM 743-200-
1 for additional instructions on processing, storage, and
shipment of materiel.