2-13. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Preparation for Storage.
Refer to AR 750-1 for administrative storage procedures. If short-term storage is indicated, go on to
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.
Use drycleaning solvent (Item 14, Appendix E) to clean or wash grease or oil from all metal parts. All
surfaces must be clean to ensure removal of corrosion, soil, grease, or residues.
After cleaning, use cold water to rinse flatrack. Dry all parts thoroughly with a lint-free cloth (Item 4,
Perform the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services in Tables 2-1 and 4-1.
Lubricate hinges, pins, rollers and ISO locks with penetrating oil (Item 9, Appendix E), if necessary.
Schedule the next Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance
Schedule and Record.
Report all deficiencies on DA Form 2407 if the deficiencies appear to involve unsatisfactory design.
Spot paint all surfaces as necessary (TM 43-0139).
Preparation for Shipment.
Complete storage instructions.
Refer to AR 746-2 for Marking, Packaging and Shipment of Supplies and Equipment.
Refer to AR 725-50 and prepare all shipping documents to accompany flatrack.
Refer to TB 9-2300-281-35, Standards for Overseas Shipment or Domestic Issue of Special Purpose
Vehicles if flatrack is to be shipped overseas.