PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT -- CONTINUED
MAINTENANCE SERVICES AND INSPECTIONS
Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled major preventive maintenance service (monthly, or semiannually).
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT AND BASIC ISSUE ITEMS
Process auxiliary and basic issue items simultaneously with the recovery vehicle to which they are assigned. If pos-
sible store auxiliary and basic issue items with the recovery vehicle. If stored apart from the vehicle, mark auxiliary
and basic issue items with tags indicating the recovery vehicle, its registration or serial number and location, and store
in protective enclosures. In addition, place a tag or list indicating the location of the removed items in a conspicuous
place on the recovery vehicle.
CORRECTIONS OF SHORTCOMING AND DEFICIENCIES
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage or obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
Lubricate equipment in accordance with the applicable TM 9--2350--292 series manual. Coat any exposed portion of
hydraulic cylinder shafts with lubricant for protection.
GENERAL CLEANING, PAINTING AND PRESERVATION
(1) Clean the equipment of dirt, grease and other contaminants in accordance with this manual.
Do not direct water or steam under pressure against air
cleaners, air duct outlets, exhaust outlets, unsealed elec-
trical systems or any exterior opening, or component
damage may occur.
Touch--up painting will be in accordance with
(2) Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding or buffing.
(3) After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with lubricant as appropriate.
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration
from moisture and heat.
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags
and metal surfaces.
(4) Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity) and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Install all covers (including ve-
hicle protection closures) authorized for the equipment. Close and secure all openings except those required for vent-
ing and draining. Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert desiccant when complete seal is
required. Place equipment and provide blocking or framing to allow for ventilation and water drainage. Support cover
away from recovery vehicle surfaces that may rust, rot or mildew.