Section 11. OPERATORS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
2-1.GENERAL. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means systematic caring,
inspecting, and servicing of equipment to keep it in good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the
pumps operator, your mission is to:
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you operate the pump. Always do your PMCS in the same
order, so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, you 11 quickly spot anything wrong.
Do your BEFORE (B) PMCS just before you operate the pump. Pay attention to
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Do your DURING (D) PMCS while you operate the pump. During operation means to monitor the
pump 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 pump. Pay attention to WARNINGS, CAUTIONS,
Do your WEEKLY (W) PMCS once a week.
Do your MONTHLY (M) PMCS once a month.
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
Be prepared to assist unit maintenance when they lubricate the pump. Perform any other services when
required by unit maintenance.
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, Table 2-1, lists inspections and care required to
keep your pump in good operating condition. It is set up so you can make your BEFORE (B) OPERATION
checks as you walk around the pump.
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 same status:
Equipment is on hand and ready to perform its combat missions. (See
DA Pam 738-750)
The EQUIPMENT IS NOT READY/AVAILABLE IF: column in Table 2-1 tells you when your
pump is nonmission capable and why the pump cannot be used.