17. The procedures column in the PMCS charts provides instructions on how to perform the
required checks and services. Follow these instructions carefully and, if tools are needed or
the chart so instructs, have organizational maintenance do the necessary work.
a. If your equipment must be in operation all the time, check those items that can be
checked without disturbing operation. Perform complete checks and services when the
equipment can be shut down.
b. Report deficiencies that cannot be corrected to higher category maintenance
personnel. Records and reports of preventive maintenance must be made in accordance with
procedures given in DA Pam 738-750.
c. Perform weekly as well as before operations PMCS if you are the assigned operator
and have not operated the item since the last weekly PMCS or you are operating the item for
the first time.
NOTE: The checks in the interval column in Table 1 are to be
performed in the order listed.
18. Organizational tools and materials. The following tools and materials are required for
organizational maintenance of reel unit RL-31-(*):
Socket wrench, 11/16-inch.
Socket wrench, 9/16-inch (thin wall).
Handle, wrench, hinge type, 8 inches long.
Wrench, open end, 9/16- x 11/16-inch.