2-7. GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES (Cont).
(4) Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld,
report it to Unit Maintenance.
(5) Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connectors and ensure that the wires are In good condition.
(6) Air and Hydraulic Hoses and Lines. Look for wear, damage, and signs of leaks. Ensure that clamps and
fittings are tight. Wet spots Indicate leaks, of course, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a
leak. If a leak comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it
to Unit Maintenance.
(7) Fluid Leakage. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your forklift truck. The
following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of
your forklift truck. Learn and be familiar with them, and remember - when in doubt, notify your supervisor!
Leakage Definitions for Operator/Crew PMCS
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from the
item being Inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being Inspected.
When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to check fluid
levels In addition to that required In PMCS. Parts without fluid will
stop working or may be damaged.
(a) Equipment operation is allowable with minor (Class I or 11) leakage. Fluid levels in an item/system affected
with such leakage must be checked more frequently than required in PMCS. When in doubt, notify your
(b) IMMEDIATELY report Class III leaks to Unit Maintenance.