4-8. PMCS TABLE.
a. Do the SEMIANNUAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (Table 4-1) once every six months and/or every
3,000 miles (4,827 km) whichever comes first.
b. Do the ANNUAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (Table 4-1) once each year and/or every 6,000 miles
(9,654 km) whichever comes first.
c. Do the BIENNIAL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (Table 4-1) once every two years and/or every
12,000 miles (19,308 km) whichever comes first.
d. Always do the Preventive Maintenance in the same order until it gets to be a habit. Once practiced, it will be
easy to spot anything wrong in a hurry.
If something does not work, troubleshoot using instructions in Section IV.
If anything looks wrong and is not fixed, write a DA Form 2404.
g. When doing Preventive Maintenance, take along the tools and supplies needed to make all the checks, including
a clean cloth or two.
The following is a breakdown of the PMCS table:
(1) "Item No." column. Checks and services are numbered in a logical order for moving around the trailer.
The item number column is used as a source of items numbers for the TM Number Column on
DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, for recording results of the PMCS.
(2) "Interval" column. The column identifies when the PMCS should be performed. Lubrication services
coincide with the trailer's Semiannual Preventive Maintenance Service. For this purpose, a 10 percent
tolerance (variation) in specified lubrication point mileage is permissible. Those trailers not
accumulating 1,000 miles (1,609 km) in a 6-month period will be lubricated at the time of Semiannual
Preventive Maintenance Service.
(3) "Item To Be Inspected" column. This column identifies the item to be inspected.
(4) "Procedures" column. This column contains all the information required to do the check/inspection. Art
is integrated into the column to aid the user in identifying items. Whenever replacement or repair is
recommended, reference is made to the applicable maintenance instructions.
(5) "Not Mission Capable If:" column. This column contains a brief statement of the condition (e.g.,
malfunction, shortage) that would cause the trailer to be less than fully ready to perform its assigned
i. Perform all semiannual inspections in addition to the annual inspections at the time of the annual
inspection. Perform all annual and semiannual inspections in addition to the biennial inspections at the time of the