CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
Maintenance Service. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and
exercise as specified herein.
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walk around examination of all
equipment to detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly and equipment in covered
storage monthly. Inspect equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The
following are examples of things to look for during a visual inspection:
Low or fiat tires.
Condition of preservatives, seals, and wraps.
Corrosion or deterioration.
Missing or damaged parts.
Any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
Repair During Administrative Storage. Keep equipment in an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish the
required services and repairs as quickly as possible. Whenever possible, perform all maintenance on-site.
Exercising Exercise equipment in accordance with the table below and the following instructions:
Vehicle Major Exercise. Depreserve equipment by removing only that material restricting exercise.
Remove blocks and perform all before-operation checks. Couple trailer to towing vehicle and drive for at
least 25 mi (40 km). Make several left and right 90-degree turns. Make several hard braking stops
without skidding. Operate all other functional components and perform all during- and after-operation
Scheduled Services. Scheduled services will include inspection per subparagraph b above and will be
conducted in accordance with the table below. Lubricate in accordance with Appendix G.
Corrective Action. Immediately take action to correct shortcomings and deficiencies 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.
Rotation. Rotate items in accordance with any rotational plan that will keep the equipment in an operational
condition and reduce the maintenance effort.