TM 10 493-2301 3&P
After you operate, be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
If your equipment fails to operate, refer to Unit Maintenance.
Purpose of PMCS Table. The purpose of the PMCS table is to provide a systematic method of
inspecting and servicing the equipment. In this way, small defects can be detected early before they become a
major problem causing the equipment to fan to complete as mission. The PMCS table is arranged with the
individual PMCS procedures listed in sequence under assigned intervals. The most logical time (before, during,
or after operation) to perform each procedure determines the interval to which H is assigned. Make a habit of
doing the checks in the same order each time and anything wrong will be seen quickly. See paragraphs 2-5 and
2-6 for an explanation of the columns in table 2-1.
Explanation of Columns. The following is a list of the PMCS table column headings with a description
of the information found in each column.
Item No. This column shows the sequence in which the checks and services are to be performed,
and is used to identify the equipment area on the Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, DA Form
Interval. This column shows a dot · when each check is to be done.
Item to be Inspected/Procedures. This column identifies the general area or specific part where the
check or service is to be done, and explains how to do them.
Equipment is Not Readv/Available If. See paragraph 2-6.
Equipment is Not Ready/Available It. This column lists conditions that make the equipment unavailable
for use because it is unable to perform its mission, or because it would represent a safety hazard. Do not
accept or operate equipment with a condition in the Equipment is Not Ready/Available If" column.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status:
Equipment is on hand and is able to perform its combat mission. Refer to DA Pam
Reporting Deficiencies. If any problem with the equipment is discovered during PMCS or while it is
being operated that cannot be corrected at the operator/crew maintenance level, it must be reported. Refer to
DA Pam 738-750 and report the deficiency using the proper forms.
Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limped to performing the checks and services
listed in the PMCS table.
Drycleaning solvent PD-680 used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to
personnel and property. Avoid repeated and prolonged skin contact. Do not use
near open flame or excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100 -138°F (38 -
Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, oil and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean
as you work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber
or plastic material.