PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE - Continued
Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well drained,
and free of excessive vegetation.
Store equipment so as to provide maximum protection from the elements and access for inspection,
maintenance and exercising. Anticipate removal or deployment problems and take suitable precautions.
Take into consideration environmental conditions such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity, soft
ground, mud, heavy snow, blowing sand, dust or loose debris, or any combination thereof, and take
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire-fighting equipment and personnel.
Maintenance Services and Inspection
Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled Field Level PMCS. (WP 0034)
Inspect and approve the equipment prior to storage. Do not place in storage equipment that is not mission
Auxiliary Equipment and Basic Issue Items
Process auxiliary equipment and basic issue items (BII) simultaneously with the major item to which they
If possible, store auxiliary equipment and BII with the major item.
If stored apart from the major item, mark auxiliary equipment and BII with tags indicating the major item
and its registration or serial number and location, and store in protective-type enclosures. In addition,
place a tag or list indicating the location of the removed items in a conspicuous place on the major item.
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage or obtain a deferment from the approving
Lubricate equipment in accordance with the Lubrication Instructions. (WP 0070)
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation
Do not direct water or steam under pressure against unsealed electrical systems or any
exterior opening. Failure to comply may result in damage to the equipment.
Clean dirt, grease, and other contaminants from the equipment, but do not use vapor degreasing. Wash
any oil, grease, or mud from tires.
Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth finish
and spot-paint as necessary. Refer to TB 43-0209.
After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or grease, as appropriate.
To prevent corrosion, place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal
surfaces. Failure to comply may result in damage to the equipment.