4-91. CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATE STORAGE.
a. Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and
exercise as specified heroin
b. Inspection. inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walkaround examination of all
any deficiencies. inspect equipment in open storage weekly and equipment in covered storage
monthly. inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The following are
examples of things to look for during a visual inspection:
(1) Low or flat tires.
(2) Condition of preservatives, seals, and wraps.
(3) Corrosion or other deterioration.
(4) Missing or damaged parts.
(5) Water in compartments.
(6) Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
c. Ropair During Administrative Storage. Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish
the required Services and repairs as expeditiously as possible. Whenever possible, perform all maintenance on-site.
d. Exercising. Excercise equipment in accordance with Table 4-3, Exercise Schedule, and the following
(1) Vehicle Major Exercise. Depressive equipment by removing only that material restricting exercise.
Close all drains, remove blocks, and perform ail before operation checks. Couple dolly set to towing vehicle and drive
for at least 25 mi (40 km). Make several right and left 90° turns. Make several hard braking stops without skidding. Do
the following during exercising when it is convenient operate all other functional components and perform all during-
end after-operation checks.
(2) Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph b above, and
will be conducted in accordance with Table 4-3. Lubricate in accordance with instructions in Chapter 3, Section I.
(3) Correcttive Action. Immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficincies noted.
Record inspection and exercise results on DA Form 2404. Record and report all maintenance actions on
DA Form 2407. After exercising, restore the preservation to the original condition. Replenish lubricants used during
exercising and note the amount on DA Form 2408.
Table 4-3. Exercise Schedule.
e. Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an
operational and reduce the maintenance effort.
4-92. PROCEDURES FOR COMMON COMPONENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
a. Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walkaround inspection. This inspection Includes checking tires
nflate, repair, or replace as necessary those found to be low, damaged, or excessively worn. Mark
inflated and repaired tires with chalk for checking at the next inspection.
b. Relay Valve. Drain condensation from relay valve by removing drain plug at bottom of relay valve. Replace
c. Seals. Seals may develop leaks during storage, or shortly thereafter. if leeking persists, refer to the
applicable maintenance section in this manual for corrective maintenance procedures.