Take into account environmental conditions such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity,
blowing sand/loose debris, soft ground, mud, heavy snows, or combinations thereof and take
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire fighting equipment and personnel.
Maintenance Services and Inspection. Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled major
preventive maintenance service (monthly, quarterly or semi-annually).
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies. Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior
to storage or obtain a waiver from the approving authority.
Lubrication. Lubricate equipment in accordance with the applicable Lubrication Order or
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation.
Clean the equipment of dirt, grease or other contaminants in accordance with this manual.
Remove all rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Spot
paint as required.
After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with an oil or grease,
Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity) and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Close and
secure all openings except those required for venting and draining. Seal openings to
prevent the entry of rain, snow or dust. Place equipment and provide blocking or framing to
Tools and Mounted Equipment. Clean unplated surfaces of hand tools and accessories, and
coat with lubricating oil (WP 0044, Table 1, Item 1).
Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, suspend all
regularly scheduled maintenance services and inspect/exercise as specified herein. Do not
reduce prescribed load list. See AR 735-5.
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of, at a minimum, a walk-around
examination of all equipment to observe any deficiencies that may have occurred. Inspect
equipment in open storage weekly, and equipment in covered storage monthly. Immediately,