Check condition of engine air filter. Replace if necessary (Para 4-5).
Coat all exposed unpainted surfaces such as crane valve spools, hydraulic cylinders, drive shafts and shift
cables with grease.
Do not allow the baking soda solution to enter the batteries or damage to batteries will result.
Clean batteries and battery cables with a baking soda solution and rinse with fresh water. Add water to
battery electrolyte if necessary. Check the specific gravity of the batteries regularly. Keep the batteries
fully charged and clean (TM 9-6150-200-14).
Protect spare tire from direct sunlight.
If possible, store vehicles close together, out of direct sunlight, and away from electrical or generating
Park vehicle to allow access for inspection, maintenance, and exercising.
Ensure tires are not resting on surface containing grease or oil. Failure to comply may result in
damage to tires.
Park vehicle so tires are not resting on surfaces containing grease or oil.
The DDEC system, alternator, and turn signal flasher drain on batteries at all times. Batteries will
discharge during storage if not disconnected.
Disconnect batteries (Para 7-87).
While vehicle is in storage, perform the following tasks monthly:
Connect batteries (Para 7-87).
If engine is run every 30 days or less, use lubricating oil OE/HDO (Item 56, Appendix C). If engine is
not run every 30 days or less, use preservative lubricating oil (Item 60, Appendix C) Grade 2 and change
oil filter or warranty will not be maintained.
Conduct visual inspection of the vehicle. Check for oil leaks, lubricant levels, battery electrolyte, coolant
level, and tire pressures (CTIS highway setting). Correct any discrepancies.
Inspect oil can points. Lubricate if necessary (Para 2-9 and TM 9-2320-364-10).
Shift transfer case to neutral, start engine, and idle for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes of engine idle,
operate engine for 5 minutes at 1500 rpm or until the engine water temperature reaches 180 F (82 C).
Shift the transmission slowly through all gear selector positions. Return the transmission to neutral and
the transfer case to high range.