Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
3-7. Preventive Maintenance Services
To insure that the fork lift truck is ready for opera-
a. This paragraph contains a tabular listing of pre-
tion at all times, it must be inspected systematically
ventive maintenance services which must be per-
so that defects may be discovered and corrected be-
formed by organizational maintenance personnel at
fore they result in serious damage or failure. The
the indicated intervals.
necessary preventive maintenance checks and serv-
b. Table 3-1 lists preventive maintenance services
ices to be performed are listed and described in para-
in item numbers listed consecutively and indicate
graph 3-7. The item numbers indicate the sequence
the sequence of minimum requirements. The inter-
of minimum inspection requirements. Defects dis-
vals are listed under services to be performed by the
covered during operation of the unit will be noted for
operator and organizational maintenance personnel.
future correction, to be made as soon as operation
Columns indicate the item to be inspected, the proce-
has ceased. Stop operation immediately if a defi-
dure, and the paragraph reference in this manual
ciency is noted during operation which would damage
where the procedure is described.
the equipment if operation were continued. All defi-
ciencies and shortcomings will be recorded together
with the corrective action taken on DA Form 2404
at the earliest possible opportunity.
Table 3-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
A - After operation
B - Before operation
M - Monthly
D - During operation
W - Weekly
Q - Quarterly
Item to be Inspected
Check level on dipstick. Add oil if
Engine oil level
Check fuel level indicated on gage. Add
fuel if necessary.
Check electrolyte level. Fill to 3/8 inch
Check level and add coolant as necessary.
Refill oil reservoir to level mark.
Engine air cleaner
Check horn for operation.
Inspect for proper operation.
Inspect for broken seal and correct
Check under truck for leaks. Report to
Check that all instruments indicate within
within the required ranges.
Check that controls perform as required.
Check parking brake and service brake
to assure safe operation.
Listen for unusual noises and check for
Unusual noises and
excessive vibration. If present. shut off
engine and report to organizational
Fill fuel tank.
Check oil level. Add oil as necessary.
Check oil level. Add oil as required.
Check for proper adjustment, ½ inch
deflection between pulleys. Replace
worn, frayed or cracked belt.
Tighten loose cables, remove corrosion.
Fill to 3/8 inch above plates. Clean
vent holes in caps.
Remove imbedded material, check for
gouges and other damage.