PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE - Continued
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture and heat.
Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Install all covers (including
vehicle protective closures) authorized for the equipment. Close and secure all openings except those
required for venting and draining. Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert
desiccant when complete seal is required. Place equipment and provide blocking or framing to allow for
ventilation and water drainage. Support cover away from item surfaces that may rust, rot, or mildew.
Park vehicle so tires are not resting on greasy or oily surfaces.
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CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Maintenance Services - After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and
exercise as required.
Inspection - Inspection must consist of at least a walk-around examination of all equipment to detect any
deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly, and inspect equipment in covered storage monthly.
Inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The following are
examples of things to look for during a visual inspection:
Low or flat tires.
Torn, frayed, or split canvas covers and tops.
Corrosion or other deterioration.
Missing or damaged parts.
Water in compartments.
Oil can points.
Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage - Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish the
required services and repairs as expeditiously as possible. Whenever possible, perform all maintenance on-
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STORAGE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Before placing a Bridge Adapter Pallet (BAP) in storage, perform the following inspection, repair, or
Rollers. Inspect rollers for excess wear, scuffing, torn or cracked rubber, excess play, and free spinning
ability. Lubricate rollers if necessary and verify that they spin freely. Replace any damaged or missing
rollers in accordance with the applicable maintenance procedure in this manual.
Seals. Inspect seals for leaks. Leaks may develop during storage or shortly thereafter. If leaking seals
are present, replace seals in accordance with the applicable maintenance procedure in this manual.
Hoses. Inspect hoses for cracks, splits, frayed or rotted material, poor connections, and leaks. Replace
any hoses that show signs of corrosion, deterioration, or other defects.