UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
To ensure that the towing device is ready for operation at all times, it must be lubricated and inspected
on a regular basis so that defects may be found before they result in serious damage, equipment failure, or
injury to personnel. Table 3 contains systematic instructions on lubrications, inspections, adjustments, and
corrections to be performed by Unit Maintenance to keep your equipment in good operating condition and
ready for its primary mission.
EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES
1. Item Number (Item No.) Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing
DA Form 5988 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), include the item number for
the check/service indicating a fault. Item numbers also appear in the order you must perform
checks and services for the interval listed.
2. Interval Column. This column tells you when you must perform the procedure in the procedure
a. Semiannual procedures must be done once every six months.
b. Annual procedures must be done once each year.
3. Location, Item to Check/Service Column. This column identifies the location and the item to be
checked or serviced.
The WARNINGS and CAUTIONS appearing in your PMCS table should
always be observed. WARNINGS and CAUTIONS appear before applicable
procedures. These WARNINGS and CAUTIONS must be observed to
prevent serious injury to yourself and others or to prevent your equipment
from being damaged.
4. Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform to check or service the
item listed in the Item to Check/Service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for
its intended mission or for operation. You must perform the procedure at the time stated in the
5. Not Fully Mission Capable if: Column. Information in this column tells you what fault will keep
your equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you make check and
service procedures that show faults listed in this column, the equipment is not mission-capable.
Follow standard operating procedures for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment