Leakage Definitions for Operator/Crew PMCS
e. It is necessarv for vou to know how fluid leaks
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or
affect the status of your equipment. The following
discoloration) not great enough to form
are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops,
need to know to be able to determine the status of
but not enough to cause drops to drip from the
your equipment. Learn and be familiar with them,
item being checked/inspected.
and REMEMBER -- when in doubt, notify your su-
Class III Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops
that fall from the item being checked/in-
Table 4-1. Organizational Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item To Be Inspected
Procedure: Check for and have repaired, filled, or adjusted as needed.
Perform operator/crew PMCS before or in conjunction with organizational
a. There is a delay between the daily operation of the equipment and the
o r g a n i z a t i o n a l PMCS.
b. Regular operator is not assisting/participating.
Do not smoke or allow any flame or spark in the vicinity while checking or
filling battery. The battery generates hydrogen, a highly explosive gas.
In cold weather operations, charge battery immediately after adding water to
combine the water with battery electrolyte to prevent freezing. Be careful not
to overfill when servicing batteries.
Test battery to determine cell condition. (Ref TM 9-6140-200-14)
b. Clean battery top and terminals. Ensure that all connections are tight. (Ref
TIRES AND WHEELS
Ensure that lockring is properly seated before inflating tire. Serious injury or
death to personnel may result should lockring snap out of seat.
Check tire air pressure (45 psi front, 35 psi rear).
Check tires for cuts, wear, and deterioration. (Ref TM 9-2610-200-24)
c. Check locking rim, wheel flanges, wheel, and nuts for cracks, breaks, and dents.
Replace all defective parts.
Check for excessive wear, damage, and proper tension (1/2 inch to 3/4 inch deflec-
tion with about 10 lbs applied force midway between the pulleys) (para 4-28).