OPERATOR/ CREW MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
must be corrected as soon as possible.
Preventive maintenance checks and services are the
minimum inspections which are performed daily to
insure that defects may be discovered and corrected
3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
before they result in serious damage to or failure of the
The preventive maintenance checks and services listed
When defects are discovered during
in table 3-1 are the minimum daily inspections to be
operation of the equipment. they must be corrected as
performed by the operator. The checks and services
soon as operation has ceased. If continued operations
will be performed in the sequence in which they are
would result in damage to the equipment, the defects
Table 3-1. Operator / Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks
and Services (PMCS)
Time Required: 1/3 hour
ITEM TO BE INSPECTED
TENT LINES AND PINS
Inspect tent lines and pins for looseness and serviceability
Inspect the body fabric and screening for tears and rips. Examine fabric for evidence of leaks.
FOOTSTOP LINES AND PINS
Check the footstop lines and pins for looseness and serviceability
Section II. OPERATOR/ CREW MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
(2) Observe the utmost care when pitching and
3-3. Protection of Tent Against Damage
striking tent making sure the material does not tear on
a. General. Probably the greatest amount of
protruding pins, overhanging branches, or other objects.
damage to tentage is caused by carelessness, such as
(3) Never drag tent along the ground or floor.
forgetting to loosen the lines when it starts to rain. not
(4) Use all the necessary, parts and accessories
bothering to use spark arrestors or draft diverters,
for the tent and use them for their intended purpose.
adjusting lines carelessly, driving pins in a slipshod
(5) Pack tent carefully, for shipment. Some tents
manner. or dragging tents over rough ground. To
are issued complete with bag or cover. In this case,
prolong the life and usefulness of tentage, observe the
carry tent in bag or cover. When no bag or cover is
issued, the tent is usually received wrapped in osnaburg
(1) Pitch, Strike, and fold tentage in the
or burlap. Save this material for rewrapping when the
manner described in this manual. Do not try to take
tent has to be moved again.
shortcuts unless you are sure no damage will be done.
To protect the top of the tent during handling and in
storage, fold the tent so that the sidewalls rather than
the top of the tent will be exposed.