shall be noted for future corrections, to be made as soon as an
operation has ceased.
Stop an operation which would damage the equip-
ment if the operation were to continue.
All deficiencies and short-
comings shall be recorded torgether with the corrective action taken
on DA Form 2404,
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, at
the earliest opportunity.
When performing your Before Operation (B)
and During Operation
(D) PMCS, always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and
After an operation, be sure to perform your (A) PMCS. If
your equipment fails to operate, troubleshoot with proper equipment.
Report any deficiencies using the proper forms, see TM 38-750.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS).
Item Number Column.
Checks and services are numbered in chron-
ological order regardless of interval.
This column will be used as a
source of item numbers for the TM Item Number column on DA Form 2404
in recording results of PMCS.
The colunms headed B, D, A, W, and
M, will contain a dot (o) opposite the appropriate check indicating
it is to be performed Before, During, After, Weekly, or Monthly.
Item to be Inspected Column.
The items listed in this column
are divided into groups and identify the items to be inspected.
This column contains a brief description of
the procedure by which the check is to be performed.
e. For Readiness Reporting, Equipment is Not Ready/Availible If:
This column will contain the criteria which will cause the
equipment to be classified as not Ready/Available because of inability
to perform its primary mission.
If the equipment must be kept in continuous oper-
check and service only those items that can
be checked and serviced without disturbing oper-
Make the complete checks and services when
the equipment can be shut down.