PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT - CONTINUED
PREPARATION FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE
Thoroughly clean machine.
Perform Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-
Schedule next PMCS on ULLS-G.
Inspect machine for corrosion. Use touch-up paint where necessary to prevent rust.
Coat all exposed hydraulic cylinder rods with GAA grease (Item 16, WP 0171 00) to protect polished surfaces.
If machine has accumulated very low mileage since its last scheduled lubrication service, do not drain and
refill transmission and front axle; skip step 7.
Completely drain fuel tank. Mix a solution of fuel (Item 13, 14 or 15, WP 0171 00) and flushing oil per instructions sup-
plied with flushing oil. Pour mixture into fuel tank. Run engine for at least 10 minutes on this solution.
Before shutting down engine, treat upper cylinders by spraying recommended engine oil into air intake for about two
minutes. Open throttle momentarily, shut engine down, and continue spraying oil into air intake until engine comes to a
Check engine coolant to ensure coolant has correct mixture for expected temperatures (TB 750-651).
Seal all openings in engine, including air intake, exhaust outlet, and crankcase breather tube.
Ensure battery disconnect switch is in OFF position (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Remove batteries (WP 0067 00). Clean batteries and ensure they are fully charged (TM 9-6140-200-14).
Completely drain fuel tank.
Drain water tank and water pump (water distributor only) (TM 5-3800-205-10-2 and TM 5-3800-205-23-3).
Place blocking under axles to remove weight from tires.
Fill in Form DD 1397 completely and attach to a conspicuous part of machine.
PREPARATION FOR RETURN TO SERVICE FROM LONG-TERM STORAGE
Ensure tires are inflated to 45 psi (310 kPa).
Remove blocking from under axles.
Remove GAA grease from exposed hydraulic cylinder rods. Wipe rods clean with a rag (Item 31, WP 0171 00) dipped
Fill fuel tank with fuel (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Check oil and hydraulic fluid levels in engine crankcase, transmission, front axle differential, wheel end final drives,
and hydraulic tank (PMCS in TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2 and Unit PMCS in TM 5-3800-205-23-1).