Section III. UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
This section lists preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) required for the forklift and authorized
for unit maintenance. The purpose of PMCS is to ensure that the forklift is properly inspected for defects before serious
damage, equipment failure, or injury to personnel occurs.
The contents of the PMCS tables are based upon the principles of reliability centered maintenance (RCM).
All deficiencies shall be recorded along with the corrective action taken on the applicable form at the earliest opportunity.
To make sure that the forklift is ready for operation at all times, inspect it systematically so that you can
discover any defects and have them corrected before they result in serious damage or failure. Table 2-1 contains unit
PMCS. The item numbers indicate the sequence of minimum inspection requirements. Shutdown the forklift if a
malfunction should occur to prevent further damage of the equipment.
Record all deficiencies, along with the corrective action taken, on DA Form 2404. The item Number column
is the source for the numbers used on the TM Number column on DA Form 2404.
The item number of the table indicates the sequence of PMCS. Perform at intervals shown below:
Do (Q) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE quarterly (every three months).
Do (S) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE semiannually (every six months).
Do (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE annually (once every year).
If a component does not work, troubleshoot in accordance with the instructions in this manual or notify a
Always do preventive maintenance in the same order to establish a regular routine for spotting defects.
Items requiring repair beyond the ability of the unit level must be reported on DA Form 2404.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves and use
in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and do not breathe vapors.
Do not use near open flame or excessive heat. The flash point is +100 to 138°F (+38 to 50°C). If
you become dizzy while using the solvent, get fresh air immediately and get medical aid. If
contact with eyes is made, wash your eyes with water and get medical aid immediately.