MACHINE AND WELDING SHOP
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICE (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
When performing a PMCS or simple routine checks, observe all WARNINGS listed in the WARNING SUMMARY
and throughout the manual.
Preventive maintenance is the systematic care, servicing, and inspection of equipment to prevent the occurrence
of problems, to reduce downtime, and to maintain equipment in serviceable condition. To ensure that the equip-
ment is always ready for a mission, perform the scheduled Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
This section lists the required Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services for the Machine and Welding Shop.
Always keep in mind the Warnings listed in the WARNING SUMMARY. To ensure that the Machine and Welding
Shop is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected systematically so defects may be discovered and
corrected before they result in serious damage of system failure. The necessary preventive maintenance checks
and services that are to be performed by operator personnel listed and described in WP 0041 00.
During operation if a deiciency is noted stop operation to prevent damage to equipment.
Defects, deiciencies and shortcomings together with the corrective action will be recorded on
Department of the Army, DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E and submitted to the Maintenance
Routine maintenance like cleaning, washing, corrosion control, storage and shipping etc., are not listed as part
of the PMCS. These tasks should be performed when they are needed.
Determining PMCS Intervals
Operator PMCS for the Machine and Welding Shop should be performed on time intervals as indicated in
Deiciencies that cannot be corrected must be reported on DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E to maintenance
personnel. Records and reports of preventive maintenance must be iled and maintained IAW DA PAM 750-8.
EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS
The item numbers are listed sequentially and indicate the minimum requirements for the checks and services.
This column shall be used as a source of item numbers for the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404, or DA Form
5988-E. Use Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, IAW DA PAM 750-8 when recording results of
Indicates the time interval upon which the checks and services must be performed. Intervals are divided as fol-
DAILY checks and services of PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE must be performed every 24 hours.
WEEKLY checks and services of PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE must be performed every 7 days.
MONTHLY checks and services of PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE must be performed every 30 days.