(2) 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.
(3) Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps on welds. If a bad weld is found, notify Unit
(4) 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 Unit
(5) 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, notify Unit
2-4. PMCS 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 or others,
or prevent equipment from being damaged.
2-5. EXPLANATION OF PMCS TABLE ENTRIES.
a. Item Number Column. Items in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404 (Equipment
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), include the item number for the check/service indicating a fault. Item
numbers also appear in the order that you must do the checks and services for the intervals listed.
b. Interval Column. This column describes when and how often, the check is to be made. Thus, if a given check is
performed before operation, the word Before is opposite the check in the Interval column.
Perform the (Before) CHECKS just before leaving the containment area.
Perform the (During) CHECKS while trailer and/or its component systems are performing the mission.
Perform the (After) CHECKS right after operating the trailer.
Perform the (Weekly) CHECKS once a week.
Perform the (Monthly) CHECKS once a month.
c. Item To Be Inspected Column. The items listed in this column are divided into groups indicating the portion
of the equipment of which they are a part, e.g. front, left. Under these groupings a few common words are used to
identify the specific item being checked.
d. Procedures Column. This column contains a brief description of the procedure by which the check is
e. Equipment Is Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. This column contains the criteria that causes the
equipment to be classified as NOT READY/NOT AVAILABLE because of inability to perform its primary mission.
An entry in this column will identify conditions that may make the equipment not ready/available for readiness