2-2. GENERAL. (CONT)
Operator Preventive Maintenance: The systematic care,
servicing and inspection of equipment to prevent the
occurrence of trouble, reduction of downtime, and the
maintaining of equipment in serviceable condition, To be
sure that your equipment is always ready for your mission,
you must complete scheduled preventive maintenance
checks and services (PMCS).
Before operation, perform your B PMCS to be sure that
your equipment is ready to go.
Monthly PMCS are important checks to keep serious prob-
lems from happening. Perform monthly as well as before
operation PMCS if you are operating the equipment for the
first time or have not operated the equipment for a month.
The EQUIPMENT IS NOT READY/AVAILABLE IF col-
umn tells you why your equipment cannot be used if the
ITEM TO BE INSPECTED does not meet PROCEDURE
The ITEM NUMBER column in the PMCS table is to be
used as a source of item numbers for the TM number col-
umn on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Main-
tenance Worksheet, for recording PMCS results.