PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) INTRODUCTION
To ensure that the 7 1/2 Ton Crane is ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected on a regular basis so that
defects may be found and corrected before they result in serious damage, equipment failure, or injury to personnel.
The PMCS Table in Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (WP 0022) contains systematic
instructions on inspections, adjustments, and corrections to be performed by the operator/crew to keep the
equipment in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
EXPLANATION OF PMCS TABLE ENTRIES
1. Item Number (Item No.) Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing
DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E, include the item number for the check/service indicating a fault. Item
numbers appear in the order in which you must perform checks and services for the interval listed.
2. Interval Column. This column tells you when you must perform the procedure in the procedure column.
a. Before procedures must be done immediately before you operate the crane.
b. During procedures must be done while you are operating the crane.
After procedures must be done immediately after you have operated the crane.
d. Weekly procedures must be done once each week.
e. Monthly procedures must be done once each month.
3. Location, Item to Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and item to be checked
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always
be observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures.
You must observe all WARNINGs to prevent serious injury to yourself and others, and
all CAUTIONs to prevent the crane from being damaged.
4. Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform to check or service the item listed
in the Item to Check/Service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission.
You must perform the procedure at the time stated in the interval column.
5. Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your
equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you perform check/service procedures
that show faults listed in this column, the equipment is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating
procedures for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.