clearance of customs where vehicles must be certified
free of dirt and bugs. Vehicles leaving foreign countries
normally will be inspected leaving that area and again
upon arrival at their destination.
In addition to safety and operational checks,
vehicles inspected for embarkation require an emphasis
on oil, fuel, and water seepage. An occasional drip may
not adversely affect the normal operation of the vehicle,
but it could become hazardous while being transported.
You should make sure the spare tire and all collateral
equipage are loaded with the vehicle, especially under
In the shop area, it is easy to accomplish the
configuration of the vehicle for loading, to put down the
roll over protective structure (ROPS), and to remove the
counterweights, and so forth. Itemizing these and related
tasks on the Equipment Repair Order will ensure that
the work will be completed, and in addition, provide a
record of work required at the destination.
Different units you may be attached to, usually
NMCBs, will have a certain amount of their equipment
in a storage program. This program is used to reduce
maintenance hours by removing selected CESE from
service for extended periods of time. The criteria for
storage programs is listed in the COMCBLANTINST
11200.9 (series) for live storage and COMCBPACINST
11200.22 (series) for inactive storage. The maintenance
supervisor should be certain that equipment shop
inspectors are thoroughly familiar with these
instructions. Samples of live storage cycle logs and live
storage service sheets are shown in figures 9-5 and 9-6.
In the NCF (battalion), according to both
instructions listed in the preceding paragraph, cranes
will not be placed in active or inactive storage. Cranes
will be under the control of the crane crew and will be
cycled at a minimum of once every 5 days to make sure
that all moving parts are mechanically sound and fully
Figure 9-6.-Example of live storage service sheet.