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Appendix III

MOTOR MAINTENANCE- ECHELONS OF MAINTENANCE

First echelon

Second echelon

(driver)

(company)

MAINTENANCE

BY OPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

(1) Responsibility rests on- Unit commander.

(1) Responsibility rests on- Unit commander.

(2) Performed by- Driver, operator,

(2) Performed by- (a) Companies maintenance personnel

and detachments authorized.

with

or crew.

(a) Preventive maintenance.

(b) Servicing.

(c) Lubrication. (d) Care of tools, equipment, tires, batteries.

1.

Fifty mile run-in test prior to or- ganizational use (or specified in appropriate TM). Technical ad- vice to command echelon in su- pervision of first echelon main-

tenance. 2. Lubrication.

(e) Emergency roadside repairs (see

FM 25-10, FM 17-5, appropriate TM for the

vehicle).

3.

Scheduled m a i n t e n a n c e as s e r v i c e s , m o n t h l y , a n d d e s i g n a t e d T M 9 - 2 8 1 0 a n d o t h e r a p p r o p r i a t e in

TM's. 4. Minor repair

and

minor unit re-

placement (see appropriate TM).

  • 5.

    Supply.

  • 6.

    Battlefield recovery.

  • 7.

    Overflow work from lower echelon.

(b) Battalions, squadrons, regiments and separate companies and detachments.

1. Maintenance to include as a mini- mum, the operaton in (a) above, not performed by the company.

2.

Technical advice to command eche- lon in supervision of company maintenance.

3.

Scheduled maintenance services, semiannually and as designated in TM 9-2810 and other appropriate TM's.

4. 5.

Limited unit replacement. Battlefield recovery.

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