PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
THIS WORK PACKAGE COVERS
Preparation for Return to Service from Long-Term
Preparation for Short-Term Storage
Preparation for Return to Service from Short-Term
Preparation for Shipment
Preparation for 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 5-3805-248-10).
Fill fuel tank completely to prevent condensation from forming (TM 5-3805-248-10).
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 5-3805-248-10).
When moderate temperatures are expected, leave batteries in place. If extreme cold is expected, remove batteries (WP
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 5-3805-248-10).
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.
Check oil and hydraulic fluid levels in engine crankcase, transmission, front axle differential, wheel end final drives and
Check coolant level in radiator (TM 5-3805-248-10).
Start engine and perform machine warmup (TM 5-3805-248-10). Verify proper operation of all gages, switches and
Ensure fuel tank is full (TM 5-3805-248-10).
Operate machine without a load and check engine, transmission, brakes, steering and electrical accessories for proper
operation (TM 5-3805-248-10).