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TM 10-3930-664-24 (3) Cleaning.  Clean the forklift of dirt, grease, or other contaminants in accordance with paragraph 1-23. (4) Preservation.    After  cleaning  and  drying,  immediately  coat  unpainted  metal  surfaces  with  an  oil  or  grease,  as appropriate.  Ensure the following components are properly preserved: (a) Mast assembly (b) Rail assemblies (c) Rotate carriage assembly (d) Sideshift carrier assembly (e) Freelift chain assembly (f) Drive chain assembly (g) Sideshift chain assemblies (h) Cylinder rod ends (5) Weatherproofing.  Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration.  Install all covers authorized for the forklift.  Close and secure all openings except those required for ventilation and draining.  Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust.  Insert desiccant (item 32, App.   C)  when  complete  seal  is required.  Place forklift at storage site and provide blocking or framing to allow for ventilation and water drainage. NOTE Air recirculation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture and heat. CAUTION Place  a  piece  of  barrier  material  (item  31,  App.  C)  between  desiccant  bags  and  metal  surfaces. Desiccant may leak and deteriorate or corrode adjacent metal. j. Inspection  During  Storage.    Inspection  will  be  visual  and  consist  of  a  walk-around  examination  of  the  entire forklift to observe any deficiencies that may have occurred.  Inspect forklifts in open storage weekly and those in covered storage  monthly.    Immediately  after  any  severe  storm  or  environmental  change  inspect  all  equipment.    Conduct  the following checks during visual inspection: (1) Inspect  for  leaks:    fuel,  oil,  or  hydraulic  fluid.    Inspect  all  hoses,  tubing,  connections,  fittings,  seals,  and gaskets for evidence of leakage. (2) Inspect for low or flat tires.  Mark reinflated and repaired tires with a crayon and ensure they are thoroughly checked at next inspection interval. (3) Inspect for corrosion or other deterioration. (4) Inspect for missing or damaged parts. (5) Check for water in compartments. (6) Look for any other recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies. 1-3

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