Perform before operation PMCS contained in TM 3-1040-279-12&P.
Start and operate smoke generator set.
Section III. PREVENTIVE MANTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Purpose. The purpose of unit PMCS is to systematically and periodically inspect and service the M284 mounting
To insure that the equipment is ready for operation at all times.
To perform those PMCS procedures that are beyond the capability of the operator/crew.
To discover and correct defects before they result in serious damage or failure requiring time consuming
repairs or replacement.
Use the semiannual schedule below as a check list each time you perform the PMCS to make sure that
you perform all required procedures.
Report and record all deficiencies and shortcomings, together with corrective actions taken, on DA Form
2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet.
Explanation of Columns on the PMCS Schedule.
Item number column. Checks and services are numbered in order of performance. Use this column as a
source of item numbers for the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
Worksheet, in recording results of PMCS.
Item to be inspected column. The items listed in this column are divided into groups indicating the portion
of the equipment of which they are part. The common name or official nomenclature as shown on the maintenance
allocation chart (app B) is used for this purpose.
Procedures column. This column briefly describes the procedure for performing the check or service.
Whenever replacement or repair is recommended, a reference is made to a page number for the applicable maintenance
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES SEMIANNUAL SCHEDULE
to be Inspected
M284 Mounting Kit
a. Check all components to insure they are securely mounted
to vehicle. Tighten loose bolts or replace missing hardware
b. Inspect components for rust, chipped paint or bare metal on
painted surfaces. Repaint or touch up as necessary (p 2-20).
Fuel Lid Assemblies
Remove fuel lid assemblies from 5-gallon gasoline cans and
inspect hoses for cracks and condition. Replace damaged
hoses. Reinstall fuel lid assemblies.
Check that cable assemblies are not cut, pinched, or otherwise
damaged. Replace as required.
Check for signs of leaks and that hoses are not cut, twisted, or
collapsed. Replace or repair as required.