Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
This section contains PMCS requirements for the truck. The PMCS tables contain
checks and services necessary to ensure that the truck is ready for operation. Not all
trucks are equipped with crane or self-recovery winch. Using PMCS tables, perform
maintenance at specified intervals.
Cleaning Instructions and Precautions. During PMCS keep the following
general maintenance procedures in mind:
Cleanliness. Dirt, grease, oil and debris may cause or cover a serious
problem. Clean all metal surfaces.
Bolts, nuts and screws. Check bolts, nuts and screws for obvious looseness,
missing, bent, or broken condition. Look for chipped paint, bare metal, or
rust around boltheads. If any part seems loose, tighten it, or have the part
repaired or replaced.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps on welds. If a bad
weld is found, notify Unit Maintenance.
Electrical wires and connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation,
bare wires and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and
make sure wires are in good shape. If a wire or connector is bad, notify
Fluid lines and fittings. Look for wear, damage and leaks, and make sure
clamps and fittings are tight. If a leak comes from a loose fitting or
connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out and can not be
fixed with tools available, notify Unit Maintenance.
Air system components. Look for worn, damaged or leaking components.
Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. If a leak comes from a loose fitting
or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, either repair or
replace it, or notify Unit Maintenance.
2-6. WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS.
Always observe the warnings and cautions appearing in your PMCS table. Warnings
and cautions appear before applicable procedures. You must observe these warnings
and cautions to prevent serious injury to yourself and others or prevent equipment from