PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT -- CONTINUED
The requirements specified herein are necessary for maintaining M88A2 HRV in administrative storage and to achieve
the maximum readiness condition.
DEFINITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Equipment placement in administrative storage can be for short periods of time when:
Unit lacks operating funds, personnel, other resources, or normal usage of its organic materiel.
Materiel exceeding the owning units capacity for operation or maintenance must be retained by
that unit for contingency or other cogent reasons.
Installation or unit commanders may authorize the administrative storage of their materiel within guidance furnished
by MACOM commanders and AR 750--1. Recovery vehicles should be ready for use within time factors determined
by the directing authority.
Throughout storage, appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
Except as indicated in Maintenance Services and Inspections, and Corrections of Shortcomings and Deficiencies,
equipment placed in administrative storage should be capable of mission readiness within a 24--hour period or as
otherwise prescribed by the approving authority. Before equipment is placed in administrative storage, current main-
tenance services, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected and all modification work orders (MWOs) should
Report equipment in administrative storage in Materiel Readiness and Unit Readiness reports as prescribed for all
reportable equipment. Refer to AR 220--1.
Perform inspections, maintenance services and lubrications in accordance with TM 9--2350--292 series manuals.
Records and reports to be maintained for equipment in administrative storage are those prescribed by DA PAM
738--750, for equipment use.
Ten percent variance is acceptable on time running hours, or mileage used to determine maintenance actions re-
Instructions contained herein do not modify security procedures and requirements for classified or pilferable items.
Refer to AR 190--13 and AR 190--51.
(1) Select the best available site for administrative storage. Separate stored equipment from equipment in use.
Conspicuously mark the area Administrative Storage.
(2) Covered storage space is preferred. When insufficient covered space is available for all recovery vehicles to
be stored, select an open site.
(3) Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well--drained and
kept free of excessive vegetation.
(1) Store equipment to provide maximum protection from the elements and to provide access for inspection,
maintenance and exercising. Anticipate removal or deployment problems and take suitable precautions.
(2) Take into account environmental conditions, such as extreme heat or cold; high humidity; blowing sand, dust,
or loose debris; soft ground; mud; heavy snow; earthquakes or combinations thereof and take adequate precautions.
(3) Establish a fire plan and proved for adequate fire fighting equipment and personnel.