PROCEDURES FOR COMMON COMPONENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Tires. Visually inspect tires during each walkaround inspection. This inspection includes checking tires with a tire
gauge. Inflate, repair, or replace as necessary those tires found to be low, damaged, or excessively worn. Mark
inflated and repaired tires for checking at the next inspection.
Seals. Seals may develop leaks during storage, or shortly thereafter If leaking persists, refer to the applicable
maintenance section in this manual for corrective maintenance procedures.
REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT FROM ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
Activation. Restore the equipment to normal operating condition in accordance with the instructions contained in
Chapter 4, Section II.
Servicing. Resume the maintenance service schedule in effect at the commencement of storage, or service the
equipment before the scheduled dates in order to produce a staggered workload.
PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPMENT.
Height and width of vehicles prepared for rail transportation must not exceed the limitations of AR 700-15. Whenever
possible, local transportation personnel must be consulted about limitations of particular railroad lines to be used for
movement in order to avoid delays, dangerous conditions, or damage to equipment
Loading and blocking procedures for flatcar shipment must be in accordance with pamphlet number MD-7, Rules
Governing the Loading of Defense Material on Open-Top Cars of Association of American Railroads.
Loading and blocking of vehicles for highway shipment must be in accordance with Interstate Commerce Commission
Publication "Motor Carrier Safety Regulations."
Refer to FM 55-21, TM 55-601, and TM 743-200-1 for additional instructions on processing, storage, and shipment of