CHECKS AND SERVICES (CRANE)
Preventive maintenance is detecting/correcting problems before they happen, or fixing little problems before they
become big problems. Table 2-E-1 contains a list of preventive maintenance checks and services to be performed by
operator/crew. Table 2-E-2 contains preventive maintenance checks and services to be performed by organizational
maintenance personnel. Attention to these checks and services will increase the useful life of the equipment, but every
possible problem cannot be covered in the PMCS. Be alert for anything that might cause a problem.
2-E-2. Maintenance Forms and Records
Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There isn't much of it, but you have to keep it up. The forms
and records you fill out have several uses. They are a permanent record of the services, repairs, and modifications made
on your equipment. They are reports to maintenance people and to your commander. They are also a checklist for you
when you want to know what is wrong with the equipment after its last use, and whether those faults have been fixed. For
the information you need on forms and records, see TM 38-750.
2-E-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
a. Operator/crew shall perform the preventive maintenance checks and services shown in Table 2-E-1.
(1) Do your (B) Preventive Maintenance just before you operate the equipment. Pay attention to the Cautions
(2) Do your (D) Preventive Maintenance during operation. During operation means to monitor the crane and its
related components while it is actually being operated.
(3) Do your (A) Preventive Maintenance right after operating the equipment. Pay attention to the Cautions and
(4) Do your (W) Preventive Maintenance weekly.
(5) Do your (M) Preventive Maintenance once a month.
b. Organizational maintenance personnel shall perform the preventive maintenance checks and services shown in
(1) Do the (Q) checks and services once every three months.
(2) Do the (S) checks and services twice each year, or once every six months.