PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS:
Preparation for Short-Term Storage
Preparation for Return to Service from Short-Term Storage
Preparation for Long-Term Storage
Preparation for Return to Service from Long-Term Storage
Short-term storage is storage for two weeks or less. Long-term storage is for more than two weeks.
PREPARATION FOR SHORT-TERM STORAGE
Thoroughly clean machine.
Perform Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (TM 5-3800-205-10-1).
Fill fuel tank completely to prevent condensation from forming (TM 5-3800-205-10-1).
Schedule next PMCS on ULLS-G (Unit Level Logistics System Ground).
Store machine indoors in a dry, protected area with scraper bowl lowered to the ground (TM 5-3800-205-10-1).
When moderate temperatures are expected, leave batteries in place. If extreme cold is expected, remove batteries (TM 5-
3800-205-23-1, WP 0067 00) and store in a protected area.
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).
Fill in Form DD 1397 completely and attach to a conspicuous part of machine.
PREPARATION FOR RETURN TO SERVICE FROM SHORT-TERM STORAGE
Remove seals from all engine openings, including air intake, exhaust outlet, and crankcase breather tube.
If removed, install batteries (TM 5-3800-205-23-1, WP 0067 00).
Check oil and hydraulic fluid levels in engine crankcase, transmission, front axle differential and wheel end final drives,
and hydraulic tank (PMCS in TM 5-3800-205-10-1 and Unit PMCS in TM 5-3800-205-23-1).
Check coolant level in radiator (TM 5-3800-205-10-1).
Start engine and perform machine warmup (TM 5-3800-205-10-1). Verify proper operation of all gages, switches, and
EMS indicator and warning lights.
Ensure fuel tank is full (TM 5-3800-205-10-1).
Operate machine without a load and check engine, transmission, brakes, steering, and electrical accessories for proper
operation (TM 5-3800-205-10-1).