4-5. SERVICE BEFORE OPERATION (CONT).
Inspection and Servicing Equipment.
If trailer has been towed to the using organization, most or all of the following work should
have been done.
(1) When trailer is received, inspect all items for damage that may have occurred during shipping and
unloading operations. Pay close attention to any loose or missing nuts, bolts, screws, access plates, drain plugs,
draincocks, oil plugs, assemblies, subassemblies, or components that may be easily lost or broken in transit. Check
Basic Issue Items (BII), Appendix C, to make sure all items are accounted for and are in good condition. Carefully
list all discrepancies.
Drycleaning Solvent (P-D-680) is TOXIC and flammable. Wear protective goggles, face
shield, and gloves; use only in a well-ventilated area; avoid contact with skin, eyes, and
clothes, and do not breathe vapors. Keep away from heat or flame. Never smoke when using
solvent; the flashpoint for Type II Drycleaning Solvent is 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) and
Type III Drycleaning Solvent is 200 degrees F (93 degrees C). Failure to do so may result in
injury or death to personnel.
If personnel become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and
medical help. If solvent contacts skin or clothes, flush with cold water. If solvent contacts
eyes, immediately flush eyes with water and get immediate medical attention.
Clean all exterior surfaces coated with oil with drycleaning solvent (Item 22, Appendix E).
Lubricate specific points shown in Para 4-8, regardless of interval.
Schedule services in accordance with DA PAM 738-750.
Special Service Instructions.
Trailer Body and Sheet Metal Inspection.
Inspect body and sheet metal for evidence of damage during shipment.
Check latches and hinges on compartments for proper operation.
Check mounting hardware and tighten as necessary.
Electrical System Inspection.
Check lights for burned out lamps, loose connections, and dirty or broken lenses.
Inspect sensors and cables for loose connections or damage.