Cleaning Rust or Grease. When cleaning
grease buildup or rusted areas, use cleaning solvent and
a stiff bristle brush; do not use a wire brush. After
cleaning wipe surfaces with a clean rag until all dirt or
grease is removed. Apply a light coat of oil to any bare
metal surfaces to prevent additional rusting.
All lubrication of the paving machine shall be in
accordance with LO 5-3895-373-12 Lubrication Order.
It is necessary to know how fluid leakage affects the
types/classes of leakage an operator must know to
determine the status of the paving machine. Learn these
leakage definitions; when in doubt notify the supervisor.
Equipment operation is allowable
with minor leakages (Class I or II).
Consideration must be given to fluid
checked/inspected. When in doubt,
notify the supervisor.
When operating with Class I or II
leaks, continue to check fluid levels
as required by PMCS.
Immediately report Class m leaks,
fuel leaks, and steady stream leaks of
hydraulic fluid to the supervisor.
Class I. Seepage of fluid (as indicated by
wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form
Class II. Leakage of fluid great enough to form
drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from item
Class III Leakage of fluid great enough to form
drops that fall from item checked/inspected.
maintenance performed if any steady stream leak of
hydraulic oil is detected.
maintenance performed if any fuel leak is detected.
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services,
Table 2-1, lists inspections and care required to keep the
paving machine in good operating condition. Table 2-1 is
set up to make BEFORE OPERATION checks while
walking around the paving machine.
The ITEM NUMBER column of Table 2-1
provides numbers for each check or service task. Use
these numbers as a source of item numbers for the TM
Number column on DA Form 2404 when recording
results of PMCS. The PMCS routing diagram, located
directly before Table 2-1, shows the location of all PMCS
checks by item number.
The INTERVAL column tells when to perform a
certain check or service.
The LOCATION column gives the location of the
The ITEM TO CHECK/SERVICE column lists
the item checked or serviced. This column is combined
with the LOCATION column.
The PROCEDURE column tells how to do
required checks and services. Carefully follow these
instructions. If tools are not available, or if directed by
procedure, notify the supervisor.
Terms "ready/available" and "mission
capable" refer to the same status:
equipment is on hand and ready to
perform its combat missions. (See
DA PAM 738-750.)
The NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF:
column tells when the paving machine is not mission
capable and why the paving machine cannot be used.
If the paving machine does not perform as
required, refer to Chapter 3, Section II, Troubleshooting
If anything looks wrong and cannot be fixed,
record it on DA Form 2404 IMMEDIATELY, and report it
to the supervisor.
When performing PMCS, a rag or two is always
needed. Following are checks that are common to the
entire paving machine:
Keep it Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris
only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean while working and as needed. Use cleaning
solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when
cleaning rubber or plastic