Section VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Commanders are responsible that all material issued or assigned to their command is maintained in a serviceable
condition, properly cared for, and that personnel under their command comply with technical instructions. Lack of
time, lack of trained personnel or lack of proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing maintenance
for which it is responsible. In such cases, Unit commanders, with approval of Major Commanders, may place material
that is beyond the maintenance capability of the Unit in administrative storage or return it to supply agencies. When
preparing the trailer for administrative storage, the Unit commander will be responsible for processing the material,
including all tools and equipment, in such a manner as to protect it against corrosion, deterioration and physical
damage during shipment or periods of administrative storage.
4-73. STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS.
a. Short Term Storage. No special provisions are required for short term storage of the trailer. The unit
should be operated at intervals no greater than 90 days.
Long Term Storage. To prepare the unit for long term storage:
Lubricate all fitting and oil can points in accordance with Paragraph 4-8.
Wipe a thin coat of grease (Item 12, Appendix E) on exposed portion of drawbar.
Drain air reservoirs completely, (Para 2-21).
4-74. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS.
a. Preparation for Shipment. Preservation and other protective measures taken in the preparation of
material and accompanying tools and equipment for shipment must be sufficient to protect the trailer against
deterioration and physical damage during shipment.
b. Army Shipping Documents. Prepare all Army shipping documents accompanying freight in
accordance with AR 725-50.