UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS
AND SERVICES (PMCS) AND LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS
c o l u m n lists
c. C o l u m n
S C O P E . This section details the
the specific interval at which the PMCS w i l l
preventive maintenance checks and services
be performed. They are as follows:
(PMCS) and the lubrication instructions for
the cab at the unit level. Preventive mainte-
Q - Quarterly
nance is the care, inspection, and service of
S - Semiannually
the M578 Recovery Vehicle to keep it operat-
A - Annually
ing and to find troubles before repairs or re-
18- 18 Months
placements are needed. Preventive mainte-
nance is performed at crew and unit levels.
d. C o l u m n 3 . T h e " I t e m t o C h e c k / S e r v i c e "
column identifies the item to be checked, ser-
a. C r e w . A l l c r e w P M C S a n d l u b r i c a t i o n
viced, or lubricated.
tasks must be completed before unit
begun; refer to TM 9-2350-238-10.
e. C o l u m n
describes the check, service, or lubrication to
b. Unit. This section tells what preventive
maintenance tasks are done by unit mainte-
nance mechanics. Always start at the front
f. C o l u m n
and follow it in order to the back.
Capable If" column contains the criteria
which will render the system incapable of per-
a. U n i t P r e v e n t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e T a s k s .
PMCS tasks will normally be done quarterly;
nance tasks are also done during
every 3 months, 750 kilometers, or 75 hours
High temperature is more than
100°F (38° C). Low temperature
(1) S e m i a n n u a l l y . E v e r y 6 m o n t h s , 2 4 0 0
kilometers (1500 miles), or 150 hours of
is Iess than 0° F (18° C).
Salt water is present during ford-
ing, sea spray, and morning mist
(2) A n n u a l l y . Once a year, as specified.
in coastal areas.
Dust conditions are high when oil
level in hubcaps cannot be seen.
b. C o l u m n 1 . The "Item No." column con-
tains the item number which shall be used as
a source of item numbers for the TM Number
Operating the M578 Recovery Vehicle in very
Column on the DA Form 2404, Equipment in-
high or very low temperatures, in dust, mud,
spections and Maintenance Worksheet, in re-
or salt water may require additional preven-
cording results of PMCS.