15. Unloading the reel unit.
a. Remove the crank by pulling outward from the end of the axle.
b. Pull the bearing latches away from the bearing blocks and swing the bearing caps
c. Station an operator at each end of the axle. Wear gloves and lift the loaded axle
from the frame and set it down carefully.
d. Pull the axle from the loaded reel. If two small reels are mounted on a divided axle,
turn the stops one-quarter turn before removing the axle.
PART C - OPERATOR/CREW AND ORGANIZATIONAL
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
16. Equipment maintenance.
NOTE: Refer to TM 750-244-2 for proper procedures for
destruction of this equipment to prevent enemy use.
a. Operator/crew preventive maintenance is the systematic care, servicing, and
inspection of equipment to prevent the occurrence of trouble, to reduce downtime, and to
maintain equipment in serviceable condition. You must do scheduled preventive maintenance
checks and services (PMCS) to ensure your reel unit is always ready for the mission.
b. Organizational preventive maintenance procedures are designed to keep equipment
in serviceable condition. They include items to be checked and how to check them. These
checks and services are described in the maintenance table. This table outlines inspections
that are to be made at specific monthly intervals.
c. Routine checks such as cleaning, preservation, dusting, washing, stowing items not
in use, checking for loose nuts and bolts, and checking for completeness are not listed as
PMCS checks. These are things you do any time you see they must be done. If you find a
routine check like any of those listed in your PMCS, it is because other operators reported
problems with this item.
NOTE: When performing any PMCS or routine checks, keep
in mind the warnings and cautions.