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Material Information

Title:
PS
Series Title:
<Mar. 1987-> TB
Uniform Title:
PS (United States. Dept. of the Army)
Alternate title:
Preventive maintenance monthly
Alternate Title:
PS, the preventive maintenance monthly
Caption title:
PS magazine
Abbreviated Title:
PS (Wash. D. C.)
Creator:
Eisner, Will
United States -- Dept. of the Army
Penny and Sol Davidson Collection
Place of Publication:
[Lexington Ky
Washington D.C
Publisher:
Dept. of the Army
Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor
Creation Date:
1967
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Monthly
regular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Military supplies -- Maintenance and repair -- Periodicals ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial ( sobekcm )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )

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Summary:
The Preventive Maintenance Monthly is an official publication of the Army, providing information for all soldiers assigned to combat and combat duties. The magazine covers issues concerning maintenance, maintenance procedures and supply problems.
Summary:
From 1951 until 1971, Will Eisner illustrated and co-wrote PS. Self-descriptive in purpose, featured a mix of illustrated articles, diagrams, and comics.
Additional Physical Form:
Vols. for Dec. 1990-1991 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
No. 61-<74> are photocopies (positive) copyrighted by Will Eisner Productions.
General Note:
Imprint varies: Lexington, Ky., <Aug. 1978>-19 ; Redstone Arsenal, AL, <Sept. 1997->
General Note:
Not distributed to depository libraries in a physical form, Dec. 2000-
General Note:
Description based on: Issue 309 (Aug. 1978); title from cover.
General Note:
Sol Davidson Collection holds issues 36, 40, 44, 49, 85-6, 89, 108, 112, 142, 148-57, 164-71, 173-4, 177, 182-4, 186-96, 198-209.

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04507968 ( OCLC )
AGM3698 ( NOTIS )
61040228 ( LCCN )
0475-2953 ( ISSN )

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By order of the Secretary of the Army:MARK A. MILLEYGeneral, United States Army Chief of StaffOfficial:GERALD B. OKEEFEAdministrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army1732562 PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-783, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, is an official publication of the Department of the Army, providing information for all Soldiers assigned to combat and combat support units and all Soldiers with unit maintenance and supply duties. All information published has been reviewed and approved by the agency responsible for the equipment, publication or policy discussed. Application of the information is optional with the user. Masculine pronouns may refer to both genders. The use of product or company names does not constitute endorsement of those products, services or companies by the U.S. Army. The use of non-DoD hyperlinks, along with their content, does not constitute endorsement by DoD or DA. Neither DoD nor DA exercises any editorial control over, and cannot vouch for, content on non-DoD websites.M1-Series Tank, Weekly Starts Prevent Battery Drain M1-Series Tank, Turret Basket Screens Reminder M1A1 SEP Tank, Proper Hub Cap Installation Stryker, Hub Fill Plug O-Ring Prevents Leaks M1134 ATGM Stryker, Hands off Hatch Override Switch M113-Series FOV, Ramp Pulley Housing Protection 3 4-5 6 7 8 9 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 10 TACTICAL VEHICLES Rust Busters Tip of the Month FMTV, 100-Amp Alternator Replaced PLS CROP Flatrack Ratchet Strap Replaced M915A5 Tractor Truck Oil Change Interval Increased CONSTRUCTION AH-64D/E, New Helmet TM Available IHADSS, AIHS Helmet Bag Protection UH-72A Lakota FAQ on JTDI Website CH-47 Series Rotor Blade Adjustment Tool AH-64 Support Actuator Assembly Turn-in UH-60 Series ERFS Tank Turn-in Primary Survival Gear Carrier Zipper Repair 22-23 23 24-25 25 26 26 966H Wheel Loader Bucket Lubing M1231 MK III VMMD Husky Transmission Filter Access Cover Locking Pins Danger 6K, ATLAS Forklift Axle Lubing Tips Caps, Plugs and Bags NSNs Industrial Gas Program Vehicle Support Stand Q&A 42-43 44-45 46-48 M16-Series Rifle, M4/M4A1 Carbine Action Spring Length M2A1 Machine Gun Trigger Lever Stop Assembly Sniper Rifle Advanced Ballistic Weather Meter NSN M16-Series Rifle, M4/M4A1 Carbine Magazine PM M240B Machine Gun Heat Shield Replacement Criteria 36 37 37 38-40 40 M26, M12A1 Decon Cold Weather Prep 41 DISE Replaced by PDISE 15-kW AMMPS Generator Oil Filter NSN 50-51 51 DD Form 1380 Provides Critical Emergency Care Info 52 TOOLS 42 SMALL ARMS 35 CBRN 41 COMMUNICATIONS 49 SOLDIER SUPPORT 52 AVIATION 11-13 14 15 15 1 17 18 19 20 21 Connies Post Scripts 60-61 The Night Knight 27-34HMIRS Next Gen Intro DA Form 348, Keep for Out-processing/Retirement Operators TM Stays with Equipment DLA Office Device Management Program 54-55 55 56-58 59LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 53 You are invited to send PS your ideas for improving maintenance procedures, questions on maintenance and supply problems and questions or comments on material published in PS. Just write to: MSG Half-Mast PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly USAMC LOGSA (AMXLS-GP) Bldg. 3303 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 Or email: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.psmag@mail.mil Internet address: https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/pshome.cfm ISSUE 783 FEBRUARY 2018

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tracks are GoOd! engine checks Out! I love My Crew! barrels in fine shape TB 43-PS-783Approved for Public Release; Distribution is UnlimitedIssue 783 February 2018

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FEB 18 1 PS 783 Sew Up Your PM A little PM now saves you a lot of problems later. Cleaning out the carbon from your HMMWV. By order of the Secretary of the Army:MARK A. MILLEYGeneral, United States Army Chief of StaffOfficial:GERALD B. OKEEFEAdministrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army1732562 Theres an old saying that goes A stitch in time saves nine. Whoever first said that is a person who understood preventive maintenance. PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-783, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, is an official publication of the Department of the Army, providing information for all Soldiers assigned to combat and combat support units and all Soldiers with unit maintenance and supply duties. All information published has been reviewed and approved by the agency responsible for the equipment, publication or policy discussed. Application of the information is optional with the user. Masculine pronouns may refer to both genders. The use of product or company names does not constitute endorsement of those products, services or companies by the U.S. Army. The use of non-DoD hyperlinks, along with their content, does not constitute endorsement by DoD or DA. Neither DoD nor DA exercises any editorial control over, and cannot vouch for, content on non-DoD websites. PM takes time. But the time youll save doing it right the first time is a darn good investment in your future, and in your units readiness. Sew Up Your PMM1-Series Tank, Weekly Starts Prevent Battery Drain M1-Series Tank, Turret Basket Screens Reminder M1A1 SEP Tank, Proper Hub Cap Installation Stryker, Hub Fill Plug O-Ring Prevents Leaks M1134 ATGM Stryker, Hands off Hatch Override Switch M113-Series FOV, Ramp Pulley Housing Protection 3 4-5 6 7 8 9 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 10 TACTICAL VEHICLES Rust Busters Tip of the Month FMTV, 100-Amp Alternator Replaced PLS CROP Flatrack Ratchet Strap Replaced M915A5 Tractor Truck Oil Change Interval Increased CONSTRUCTION AH-64D/E, New Helmet TM Available IHADSS, AIHS Helmet Bag Protection UH-72A Lakota FAQ on JTDI Website CH-47 Series Rotor Blade Adjustment Tool AH-64 Support Actuator Assembly Turn-in UH-60 Series ERFS Tank Turn-in Primary Survival Gear Carrier Zipper Repair 22-23 23 24-25 25 26 26 966H Wheel Loader Bucket Lubing M1231 MK III VMMD Husky Transmission Filter Access Cover Locking Pins Danger 6K, ATLAS Forklift Axle Lubing Tips Caps, Plugs and Bags NSNs Industrial Gas Program Vehicle Support Stand Q&A 42-43 44-45 46-48 M16-Series Rifle, M4/M4A1 Carbine Action Spring Length M2A1 Machine Gun Trigger Lever Stop Assembly Sniper Rifle Advanced Ballistic Weather Meter NSN M16-Series Rifle, M4/M4A1 Carbine Magazine PM M240B Machine Gun Heat Shield Replacement Criteria 36 37 37 38-40 40 M26, M12A1 Decon Cold Weather Prep 41 DISE Replaced by PDISE 15-kW AMMPS Generator Oil Filter NSN 50-51 51 DD Form 1380 Provides Critical Emergency Care Info 52 TOOLS 42 SMALL ARMS 35 CBRN 41 COMMUNICATIONS 49 SOLDIER SUPPORT 52 AVIATION 11-13 14 15 15 1 17 18 19 20 21 Connies Post Scripts 60-61 The Night Knight 27-34HMIRS Next Gen Intro DA Form 348, Keep for Out-processing/Retirement Operators TM Stays with Equipment DLA Office Device Management Program 54-55 55 56-58 59LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 53 You are invited to send PS your ideas for improving maintenance procedures, questions on maintenance and supply problems and questions or comments on material published in PS. Just write to: MSG Half-Mast PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly USAMC LOGSA (AMXLS-GP) Bldg. 3303 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 Or email: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.psmag@mail.mil Internet address: https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/pshome.cfm ISSUE 783 FEBRUARY 2018 783 00-01.indd All Pages 12/12/17 10:54 PM

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2 PS 783 FEB 18 3 PS 783 FEB 18 Dear Editor, Youd be surprised at how many M1-series tanks sitting around the motor pool end up with dead batteries simply because crews dont start the engines on a regular basis. Starting the engine is part of BEFORE PMCS, but its a good idea to do it every week if possible. A lot of battery problems could be avoided if crews would just crank up those engines regularly. Let the engine run for at least 30 minutes at tactical idle. Thats because it takes the charging system 15 minutes to bring the battery charge level back to what it was before starting the engine. Be sure t o follow the engine start procedures in the -10 TMs to the letter. That prevents damage to electrical components like the FBCB2, reduces battery problems and increases unit readiness. G Mike McCord Ft Bliss, TX Editors note: Crews, be sure to crank up battery PM with this charged-up tip! M1-Series Tanks Wont somebody please start us up? weve beEn sittin here FOREVER and Our batteries are dying! Regular engine starts keep batteries charged Regular Starts PreventBatt ery Drain! Tighten Down TurretBask et Screens Install Hub Caps theRight W ay! Dont Overlook O-Ring Override Runs Over Sight Door Watch Step to StampOut Ramp Dama ge COMBAT 783 02s-03.indd All Pages 12/22/17 10:57 AM

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4 PS 783 FEB 18 Dear Editor, Vehicles on maneuvers here at the National Tr aining Center (NTC) take a beating from the rough desert terrain. Thats why its important for M1series tank crews to make sure their turret basket screens inside the turret are tightened down before hitting the trail. A lot of times, crews forget to put the screens back in place properly after PMCS. Then on the range, vibration causes the screens to pop loose. That results in cut cables and ripped-out connectors when the turret traverses. Then the tank is out of play until the damage is repaired. if the ball stud comes loose in its receptacle, use pliers to pinch the two tabs on the friction receptacle back together. That provides enough tension to hold the ball stud in place. if one of the tabs breaks off, replace the friction receptacle with NSN 5340-01-100-8138. Sealing compound keeps screws tight Vibration loosens the screw until it falls out or works the ball stud loose from the friction receptacle on the back of the turret wall bracket. Either way, the top of the screen sags outward and the next time the turret is traversed, the screen snags and rips cables and connectors. You can stop loose screws by applying a little sealing compound, NSN 803000-081-2339, to the threads before you tighten them. Also, put a flat washer, NSN 5310-01-389-9681, between the screw and the screen. M1-Series Tanks CW4 William Baker Ft Irwin, CA It only takes a fe w seconds to make sure the screens are securely tightened down. Those few seconds can save you a ton of trouble and your unit a lot of money. Vibration makes ball stud slip loose thats A good reminder, Chief. Crews, each screen is held in place with a screw, NSN 5305-01-3885093, and ball stud,NSN 530 7 -01-100-8166. your tuh-turret buhbasket screens ar-are nice and secure. Juh-just how I luhlike em! Lets get some training done today! Just make sure you secure my turret basket screens first! Sounds good to me! 783 04-05.indd All Pages 12/12/17 10:57 PM

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6 PS 783 FEB 18 7 PS 783 FEB 18 Dear Editor, Leaky hub caps on the M1-series t anks roadwheels can lead to the hub bearings seizing up. Thats an expensive repair. Even worse, combat readiness is reduced. Units sometimes hav e crewmembers install the hub caps, NSN 2530-01-5521192. Some crewmembers, lacking the proper training, have installed hub caps using the wrong tools and dont get the torque right. Thats why replacing hub caps is best left to mechanics. Mechanics should use torque wr ench, NSN 5120-01-121-4981, to tighten the hub caps to 50-60 ft/lb. Theyll need to replace the O-ring, NSN 5331-01-0673446, and filler plug, NSN 5340-01-1289554, when installing a new hub cap. Dear Editor, Sometimes crewmembers forget to reinstall the O-rings after theyve added oil to their Strykers wheel drive. Then the hub ends up with a Class leak. Worst case scenario, the hub goes dry and the bearings burn up. Whenever y ou pull the fill plug on the wheel drive, make sure you dont misplace the O-ring. If you do lose one, or find one thats damaged, replace it with NSN 5330-12-156-4524. If the old O-ring is undamaged, wipe it off before reinstalling the plug. If theres a lot of dirt or sand on the O-ring, it wont seal properly. Also, dont use pliers or vise-grips to remove the plug. That can damage the plug. Instead, use the appropriate hex wrench that comes with your vehicles basic issue items (B). SFC Edward T ull Ft Bliss, TX Editors note: This is a good reminder to not overlook the small details when doing PM! Improperly installed hub cab leads to leaks The full procedure for replacing hubcaps is found in TM 9-2350-264-23-1-1 (Jul 11, w/Ch 3, Mar 15) for the M1A1 and in TM 9-2350-388-13&P in IETM EM 0334 (Aug 16) for the M1A2. CW3 Lamar Smalls Ft Bliss, TX Editors note: This info will help units tighten up their hub cap maintenance! Right M1-Series Tank install Hub Caps the Right Way! Stryker Replace 0-ring, NSN 5331-01-067-3446 and ller plug, NSN 534001-128-9554, at same time hub cap, NSN 2530-01-552-1192 Im gonna install yer new hub cap AlL by myself! Shouldnt you let a mechanic do that? dont forget O-ring when reinstallingll plug After removing ll plug lets rOlL, bUddY! Im not rolling anywhere cause one of my wheel hubs has seized up! u g h Hh! or leak can develop 783 06-07.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:43 PM

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8 PS 783 FEB 18 9 PS 783 FEB 18 Dear Editor, M1134 ATGM Stryk er crews need to keep their finger off the HATCH OPEN OVEIDE switch on the commanders control panel (P) when using the elevated TOW system (ETS). Using the override allo ws the ETS to be moved in azimuth while the commanders hatch is open. The commanders hatch has two locked positions: 60 degrees and 105 degrees. If the commanders hatch is in the 105-degree position, the sight door will run into the hatch, which forces the door closed. This strips the gear teeth in the sight door motor, which prevents the door from opening and closing. Replacing the motor costs about $10K. The commanders hatch in the 105degree position can also damage the TOW launcher and throw off the target acquisition system (TAS) alignment. Keeping your finger off the OVEIDE switch will prevent all this damage. SFC Stephen Br own Ft Benning, GA Editors note: The OVERRIDE switch is not for normal operations. Dont use it as a shortcut or your unit could end up paying out big bucks for repairs. Dear Editor, The ramps on M113-series vehicles get a lot of use. They also take a lot of abuse. Vehicles can have problems lowering and raising their ramps if the ramp pulley housings are damaged. Soldiers standing or st epping on the housing can take a toll over time. Also, unsecured gear and equipment can fall on the housing, especially when the vehicle is moving. Once the housing is damaged, its just a matter of time until the pulleys inside are also damaged and the wire rope frayed or broken. Then your ramp has serious problems. Even worse, your vehicle is NMC if the ramp no longer raises and lowers. So cre wmen need to watch where they stand and step. Also, make sure all gear and equipment are stowed properly before going on a mission. G Andy Martin Ft Irwin, CA Editors note: Tread carefully, Soldiers. Your vehicles ramp will thank you for it! S t A m p O U t M1134 ATGM Stryker M113-Series FOV W Sp S t A m p O U t Ramp Damage Standing or stepping on pulley housing can lead to pulley and wire rope damage hey buddy, you gotTa Watch your step with those size 22s! Using OVERRIDE switch lets sight door bang into commanders hatch Ow!! yOure noT Sposed to use that OVERRiDE switch when moving mY ETS. There goes my sight doOr motor! s s k r e e e e c c h you knoW Im watching out for that pulley housing! 783 08-09.indd All Pages 12/12/17 11:05 PM

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Water AccessKeep your vehicle as dry and clean as possible.Close the hatches, windows and other points of entry when the vehicles not in use. That keeps out dust and moisture that can lead to corrosion and mold growth. 10 PS 783 FEB 18 11 PS 783if you find water, take the time to soak it up with rags or use pressurized air to dry it up. it doesnt take long for corrosion to gain a foothold, so keep your vehicle tarped whenever its not in use. Standing water allows mosquitoes and other insects to breed. So any time you find standing water in your vehicle, find the point of entry and get it fixed right away. That means ordering missing parts, like seals, immediately. Corrosion Rust Busters Tip of the Month 100-Amp Alternator Obsolete Out with the Old In with the New! More Miles to Go Here are some more great tips to stop corrosion from taking over your vehicle. Ahh! That looks like a lovely place to take a dip! a HA! I Thought Id find some dirt under here. Corrosion doesnt stand a chance in this unit! 783 10s-11r.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:43 PM

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12 PS 783 FEB 18 Allow at least four hours for drying. When possible, tilt surfaces to allow water to run off. Double check fenders that trap water and mud. Pay extra attention to tires, front and back, and underbody areas. They are often exposed to contaminants. Never expose air cleaners, lters, sensitive electronics or commo equipment to water. Follow the TMs guidance for proper cleaning. Inspect the vehicle for any remaining water or contaminants. en Repeat cleaning for areas that are still dirty. Manual cleaning may be necessary. en Dry excessive moisture manually if necessary. en Difcult to dry areas should be key inspection points. They are more prone to corrosion. Inspect the vehicle for any evidence of corrosion or coating damage. Use the checklists in TB 43-0213 for more help. Application Saltbuster wash-down additive Cleaning Compound Fresh Water Wash-down Routine Freshwater Cleaning Heavy Soil Cleaning Battery Compartment Cleaning NSN Weekly wash or after exposure to salts 8 ounces of additive to 1-gal fresh water. Mixing Directions 6850-01-470-3319 General purpose detergent Routine monthly cleaning to remove dirt and salt deposits 1-oz detergent to 1-gal fresh water 7930-00-282-9699 (box) 7930-00-985-6911 (5-gal) Aircraft cleaning compound Degreasing solvent (low flash point) Degreasing solvent (high flash point) Degreasing solvent (high flash point) Wash-down to remove heavy soil Spot cleaning of heavy soil and stains N/A One part cleaner to four parts fresh water for moderate soil. Use 1:1 ratio for heavy soils. 6850-01-239-0571 (1-gal) 6850-01-235-0872 (5-gal) 6850-01-248-9828 (15-gal) 6850-01-474-2302 (1-gal) 6850-01-474-2309 (5-gal) 6850-01-474-2313 (55-gal) 6850-01-474-2319 (1-gal) 6850-01-474-2317 (5-gal) 6850-01-474-2316 (55-gal) 6850-01-474-2318 (1-gal) 6850-01-474-2320 (5-gal) 6850-01-474-2321 (55-gal) Sodium bicarbonate As needed or during PMCS when removing batteries One part sodium bicarbonate to 16 parts fresh water 6810-00-297-0092 (50-lb bag) Pay special attention to Table 1 in WP 0005 for specific cleaners and applications: Frame rails... Make sure you use all required personal protective equipment during cleaning. some areas neEd speciaL aTtention during cleAning ...tires and fender wells trap mud and water, so check carefully Follow these tips when youre finished washing Another hour or two and Ill be completely dry! 783 12-13.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:44 PM Check out a copy of TB 43-0213, Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) for Army Wheeled Vehicles. You can download a copy on LOGSAs ETM website:

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14 PS 783 FEB 18The FMTV 100-amp alternator, NSN 6115-01-504-0680, will soon become obsolete. Units should convert to the 260-amp alternator, NSN 2920-01-559-2715. For maintenance procedures, refer to the Special Purpose Kits work packages in TM 9-2320-391-13&P in IETM EM 0195 (Aug 15). For supply questions, contact Ted Robinson, FMTV Item Manager, at DSN 786-8314, (586) 282-8314, or email: ted.f.robinson.civ@mail.mil DSN 786-9401, (586) 282-9401, or email: You knew this day would come. The old reliable M3/M3A1CROP atracks ratchet strap now has a new NSN. Order it with NSN 5340-01-663-1029 (PN 12629440). The old NSN 5340-01-504-2426, which is shown as Item 1 in the Basic Issue Items (BII) on Page C-1 of TM 9-3990-260-14&P (Jul 01, w/Ch1, Nov 06), is no longer valid. Orders submitted with the old NSN are automatically canceled because the item is terminal and stock has been exhausted. FMTV PLS M915A5 Tractor Truck FMTV s with 3126 (serpentine belt) or C 7 engines will need the 260-amp alternator conversion kit, NSN 6115-01-5637 966, which includes the 260-amp alternator. i f your FMTV has a 3116 or 3126 V-belt engine, keep ordering the 100-amp alternator until the supply runs out. After that, order a conversion kit, NSN 611501-5637 969. This kit includes a 260-amp alternator. Whats Got You So Energized? My New 260-Amp aLternator, Thats What! Dude, You Gotta Ditch yOur oLd 100-Amp Now! staying tight with You guyS was the Best Part of My Job. Ratchet it Up a Notch nOw with a nEw NsN! is it time yet? is it time? is it? is it!? be patiEnt, Big FelLa. yOu can Go A coupla thouSand More miLes beFore anoTher Oil Change. 783 14-15.indd All Pages 12/21/17 10:24 AM The M915A5 can now go 12,000 miles between oil changes, thanks to recent corrections made in the trucks service intervals. TACOM Maintenance Information (MI) message #17-038 says the correct oil change interval for the engine, transmission, coolant and rear differentials is now 12,000 miles or annually, whichever comes rst. T ACOM also extended the life of the M915A5 s air lter because it s s elf-cleaning. Replace it only when the air lter indicator gauge says the lter cant clean itself. Make a note of the new mileage interval until TM 9-2320-426-13&P in IETM EM 0308 (Aug 14) is updated. For more info, check out TACOM MI 17-308 at: https://tulsa.tacom.army.mil/Maintenance/message.cfm?id=MI17-038.html

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16 PS 783 FEB 18 PS 783 FEB 18 Bucket Lube Stops Squeakers Aint That a Stick in the Eye! Get the Axle Lube Lowdown perators, a loud squeaking noise and unlubed pivot pins and lift arms on your 966H wheel loaders bucket are probably related. Without lube, the bucket starts squeaking whenever its raised or lowered. Youll know the problem is getting bad when the bucket starts moving erratically during operation. Every week, give each of the fittings three to five pumps of grease. The buckets bank of grease fittings is located on the drivers side of the vehicle at ground level. 966H Wheel Loader if a fitting is clogged and wont take grease, report it. Your mechanic will install a new fitting, NSN 4 7 30-00-050-4208, in its place. A gh Thats as bad as fingernails on a chalkboard! My bucket needs lube bad! 783 16s-17.indd All Pages 12/12/17 11:14 PM

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18 PS 783 FEB 18 19 FEB 18 Without lube, the thrust washer between the knuckle and housing deteriorates and breaks apart. The end result is a forklift in need of an axle housing replacement. Talk about expensive downtime! Lube allows the knuckle, thrust washer and axle to work in tandem for smooth operation. operators, the grease fittings on your 6K and ATLAS forklifts front axle need lube, and l o t s o f i t You can get a real eyeful from the locking pins that hold the access door in place on the Huskys transmission filter! A locking pin thats left sticking straight out can poke you in the eye or jab you in the forehead as you lean forward to look at the filter. S Q U U E E E A A L L L L L L M1231 MK III VMMD Husky 6K and ATLAS Forklifts So after opening the access door, make sure you push the locking pins back in placebeforeyou check the filter. it sure beats a poke in the eye! I dont wanna talk about it. oh, Dont teLl me ...or you may get poked in the eye! After opening access door, push back locking pins... Whats goin on? its not National Pirate Day again, is it? Nah! Just forgot the turn-tabs on my Huskys transmission filter access cover! Lube axle housing during every scheduled service So remember to lube the front axles fitting with four or five shots of grease during scheduled maintenance. holY COW! whats gOin On?! thats what hAPpenS when yOu dont lube mY front axle housing! Axle housing... ...and thrust washer get ruined without lube 783 18-19.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:43 PM

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20 PS 783 FEB 18 21 PS 783 FEB 18 For D-model Apaches, the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS) is the helmet to use. TM 9-12 7 0-233-23&P has what you need to maintain the IHADSS helmet. PN XXS XS S M L XL Size 01-621-8150 01-621-8146 01-621-8145 01-621-8072 01-621-8069 01-621-8064 IH-494A-00 IH-488A-00 IH-482A-00 IH-476A-00 IH-470A-00 IH-464A-00 NSN 8415Here are the available AAIH helmet sizes: AH-64D/E New Apache Helmet TM Available Download a copy now so you can do the PM needed to keep your helmet in tip-top shape. woW, yoU lOok liKe me. Are we reLateD? we lOok alike cuz mY basiC DesiGn was Based on yOu. that Makes Us CousiNs of SoRts, but Im OnlY uSed on The APAche. AVIATION New Apache Helmet TM Available Helmet Bag is Not a Suitcase Got Lakota Questions? Save Time and Manpower for Rotor Blade Adjustment Turn In AH-64 Support Actuator Assemblies Turn in ERFS Tanks PSGC Zipper Fix? 783 20s-21.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:47 PM ilots, TM 1-1680-392-13&P for the AH-64Es Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet (AAIH) is now available on the LOGSA ETM website:

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23 PS 783 FEB 18 Nothing goes into bag with HGU-56/P Dont pile anything on top of IHADSS helmet if you put your cold weather jacket, gloves, flashlight and checklist in the bag, then drape it with communications cords, a couple of floor tethers and a vest between the handles the next time you toss it over your shoulder or carry it around like a suitcase, all that extra weight will rip the handles off. Not only that, the extra items could damage the helmet thats designed to protect your noggin in an aircraft emergency! for example To view previous FAQs, go to the JTDI website at: At the site, click on theUHPO tab, then click Uh-72A. Then scroll down and click on Uh-72A frequently asked questions. say this to yourself before a mission But the helmet bag is not a suitcase, a backpack or a storage bag for carrying checklists, calculators, notepads and maps. Packing the helmet bag with extra items strains the handles. The end result is torn handles. IHADSS and HGU-56/P AIHS wiTh Any New Fielded aiRcraft Like the laKota, having Questions is always gOod. So Check the FAQ on the JTDI website. OoHhhI think you cracked my shell! theyre called helmet bags for a reason, Soldiers!Only the helmet goes in the bag! hAlP! Im ToO sTuFfed! hey! I cant handle all this stuff. Nothing in the helmet but my head and nothing in the bag but my helmet. Crewmembers, the helmet bag, NSN 841501-406-6909, for the integrated helmet and display sighting system(IHADSS), The Apache Aviator integrated Helmet (AAIH) and the aircrew integrated helmet system (AIHS), is designed to carry your aircrafts helmet to and from the flight line. A few accessories like the display visor assemblies, sunglasses and flight gloves that fit into the outside pockets of the helmet bag are permitted, too. 783 22-23.indd All Pages 12/12/17 11:22 PM Pilots and maintainers, the Lakota headshed is looking for frequently asked questions (FAQs) that will be posted on the JTDI website to help other Lakota users. To submit FAQs for consideration, email them to Michael Brooks or Johnny eley at: rff nntbrn

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24 PS 783 FEB 18 if you have your commanders approval, heres what youll need to make the stand. Angle aluminum, 2x2-in, NSN 9540-00-231-9911 Lumber, 2x4-in, NSN 5510-00-267-2283 Machine bolt (27 ea.), PN AN5-7A, NSN 5306-01-450-4885 Flat washer (54 ea.), PN NAS1149F0563P, NSN 5310-00-167-0820 Self-locking nut (27 ea.), PN MS21044N5, NSN 5310-00-088-0553 Felt strip, NSN 8305-00-812-2360 assemble the stand like this: Turn In AH-64 Support Actuator Assemblies valerie.a.lugo2.civ@mail.mil Never tighten the hardware attaching the blade support to the vertical beam. The blade support must be able to tilt to fit the angle of the rotor blade. CH-47 Series Dont tighten hardware attaching blade support 37 42.5 26.5 66 69 17 34.5 To use the tool, lift the blade and place the stand under the blade toward the tip. Then lower the blade onto the stand. When adjustments are complete, lift the blade, remove the stand and lower the blade. Mechanics, holding the rotor blades up while adjustments are being made can be awkward and tiresome. When using the stand, make sure you put the legs ONLY on the reinforced seams of the fuselage. That way the stand wont dent or tear the aircrafts skin. its a real stamina test, thats for suRE! Theres GoTta be A BetTer way to do this! trying to hold up the blade while one of you guys adjusts the PC LinKs is kilLing My arms! Simplify the job and reduce the manpower needed by making and using arotor blade stand. The tool holds the blade in place while the pitch change links are adjusted. Felt padding 783 24-25.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:44 PM

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26 PS 783 FEB 18 Mechanics, if your unit has 230-gal extended range fuel system (ERFS) tank kits, NSN 1560-01-25 7 -581 7 under (LIN E20312), turn them in n o w. The 200-gal crashworthy extended fuel system (CEFS) kit,NSN 1560-01-628-89 7 6, uses thesame LIN. However, like it says in the disposition instructions,dont turn in those kits. PSGC Zipper Fix?Having trouble with the bead slider pull tab coming off the center zipper tab on your GEN I, II or III, primary survival gear carrier (PSGC) body armor overlay system (BAOS)? The x is in WP 0118 of TM 1-1680-377-13&P-1 (Mar 12, w/Ch2, Jun 16). UH-60 Series Hey, budDY, I neEd your help! I just fouNd out my 230 gallon ERFS tanks are non-crashworthy and non-airworthy. we goTtA turn em in asap! aww cmon, you mOoks! we gotta get outta here quick-like! nuts! Villains! rrfr rf frntf nt Villains! 783 26-27.indd All Pages 12/13/17 4:08 PM A recent Decision Support Tool (DST) report revealed that some Army units still have ERFS tanks on-hand. The headshed wants all of those 230-gal tanks turned in because theyre non-airworthy and non-crashworthy. For detailed disposition instructions, a copy of the environmental protection sheet and special packaging instructions, go to DST and SLAMIS at: For more information, contact PEO aviations Eric Zurowski (256) 313-1310, or Adam Garcia (256) 313-3 779. Or email them at: rfnt bnt

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29 PS 783 FEB 18 rf ntbff r tr rfr nr tnrfr its just been reported that Mann E. Pranks has escaped from North Point Asylum. He was last seen heading tbfrt bf ftfrt n nrnn 783 28-29.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:46 PM

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31 PS 783 FEB 18 B B B B L L L E ARTISTS RENDITION SUSPECT REMAINS AT LARGE The shipment of isotope 95, which was stolen from Nebula Labs overnight the captured crooks were left outside of the jewelry store. The police spokesperson says it looks like the work of the Night Knight. { } rf nrftb t b f ff f f frr rf r nnt rr bn rtbr n r f r R R R R R R R R R U U U M M M 783 30-31.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:40 PM

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35 PS 783 FEB 18 also featuring it doesnt take a superhero to know preventive maintenance is the key. r r f SMALL ARMS Is There Minimum Length for Action Spring? Wrong Trigger Lever Stop Assembly! Sniper Items Combined Subscribe to Magazine PM Heat Shield Damage? Protection from the Cold Caps, Plugs, Bags? Weve Got You covered! Gas Problems? Try These Industrial Solutions! THE WORD on Vehicle Support Stands 783 34-35s.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:40 PM

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36 PS 783 FEB 18 Dear Half-Mast, Is there a minimum length for the M16 rifle and M4 carbine action springs? TM 9-1005-319-23P says there is, but weve heard that requirement has been abolished. Whats the deal? SPC J.B. Dear Specialist, TACOM LCMC Maintenance Information (MI) message 16-013 did away with the minimum length requirement for M16 and M4 action springs: https://tulsa.tacom.army.mil/Maintenance/message.cfm?id=MI16-013.html But there is still a maximum length requirement: 13 1 / 2 inches for the M16 s and 11 1 /4 inches for the M4 s. Replace the M16 spring with NSN 5360-00-992-6665 and the M4 spring with NSN 5360-01-233-8617. Dont try to adjust the length of springs by stretching them. That just weakens the spring. Dont interchange springs between weapons. That can lead to malfunctions. Always inspect springs for cracks, kinks or broken strands. Dear Half-Mast, We ordered an adjustable trigger lever stop assembly (Item 22 in Fig 1 of TM 9-1005347-23&P) for our M2A1 machine gun. It turned out to be the stop assembly for the M2, which doesnt work for the M2A1. Can you help? CW3 S.F. Dear Chief, Thats what were here for. Until this mistake is corrected in the TM, youll need to order the M2 adjustable trigger bar stop assembly, NSN 1005-00-726-5212. When you get the adjustable trigger lever stop nut and the knurled plain nut. These arent used on the M2A1. PS will let you know when the M2A1 trigger lever adjustable stop is available as an assembly. The advanced weather station,NSN 6685-01-560-0128, and the advanced ballistic calculator,NSN 7 021-01-5 7 1-15 7 4, have been combined into the advanced ballistic weather meter,NSN 6660-01-664-2388. M16-Series Rie, M4/M4A1 Carbine M2A1 Machine Gun rf snipers now hAVe leSs to CarRy. waiT a Minute! thAts For an M2. That WonT woRK fOr me. Action springs no longer have minimum length standard but maximum length is 13 1/2 inches for M16 and 11 1/4 inches for M4 lOoks like yOur Action Spring is GetTing ToO shOrT. gueSs we need to Get You a nEw oNe. NoPe. thE ArmY did Away with the minimUm stAndarD. Im GoOd to go. 783 36-37.indd All Pages 12/13/17 1:24 PM For more information about advanced sniper accessories, contact Eugene Meade at DSN 7 86-1253, (586) 282-1253, or email: or Michael Price at DSN 7 86-1252, (586) 282-1252, or email:

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38 PS 783 FEB 18 Eyeball the magazines feed lips. If theyre bent, rough or gouged, get a new magazine. You can check if the feed lips are OK with the wear check tool that comes with NSN 5120-01-660-5329. Check all magazines for dents, cracked welds, and corrosion. If a magazine has more than minor dents or corrosion, get a new one. No use taking chances. N much good without bullets. Thats why its important you subscribe to magazine PM. Never use a speed loader or jam the feed lips against a table edge or anything hard while loading a magazine. That bends the feed lips and ruins the magazine. Never stretch the spring to try to make it work better. That just ruins the spring. To load a magazine, use the 10-round stripper clip and magazine load 30 rounds. With the magazine on the rear of the top cartridge until all 10 rounds are below the feed lips. Remove the empty stripper clip while holding the magazine 10-round clips are loaded. To make the job even easier, get the loading tool, NSN 1005-01660-5277. Use stripper clip and magazine ller to load magazines M16-Series Rie, M4/M4A1 Carbine a rg h !you just bent my FeEd lips! now Im out of a Job! uh-oh! we just ruined that magazine spring. But we were trying to give it More spring! Never use table edge to force rounds in a magazine Feed lips bent? Never stretch spring! if the magazines spring and follower have come apart, dont try to reattach them. Get a new magazine. time to renew your Subscription, sArge! Do yOu take Credit carDs? 783 38-39.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:46 PM

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41 PS 783 FEB 18 But you do want to clean the magazines often, especially in the desert where sand can clog them. Just take the magazine apart and run a clean cloth through each tube until all the sand or dirt is gone. Wipe off dirt from the follower and spring. But dont lube any part of the magazine, including the spring. That will just attract more dirt. Dear Half-Mast, How damaged can the M240B machine guns heat shield be before it must be replaced? We are having a disagreement about this. C.D. For the M26 For the M12A1 freeze protection is easy. Just run antifreeze through it. follow the instructions inWP 11 in TM 3-4230-23 7 -10, Operator Maintenance Operation under Usual Conditions. if the M12A1 is going to be stored less than 24 hours, follow Step 1. For 24-48 hours, follow Step 2. For more than 48 hours, follow Step 3. Follow the Long Term Storage (more than 30 days) or Storage at Extreme Cold Temperatures (25F to -25F) winterizations procedure instructions in WP 6 7 in TM 3-4230-238-23&P. Stop cold in its tracks like this: Heat shield so cracked it allows contact with metal? Replace it M26, M12A1 Decons M240B Machine Gun Youll GeT nOwhere MesSing with Us now Were ProteCted! if your M26 and M12A1 decons sit outside for long periods in freezing weather, they need cold protection. its almost impossible to drain out all water from the M26 and M12A1s. That water can freeze and damage things like tanks and pumps, which are expensive repairs. if youre operating in the desert, you might want to keep magazines in sealed bags as much as possible. NSN 1005-00-193-8306 brings me thats right! No Part of Me nEeds Lube. I jusT neeD to be Cleaned. Run a cloth through magazine tube to clean out dirt WP 0020 00-4 in TM 9-1005-313-10 says if the heat shield is missing or broken to such an extent that it allows contact with metal, it needs to be replaced.if in doubt, replace it. 783 40-41.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:46 PM

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42 PS 783 FEB 18 Moisture dilutes lubes and causes corrosion and engine wear. Dirt gets into holes and open lines, contaminating fluids and preventing connectors from sealing. Sand and pebbles plug connectors, damaging delicate pins. So whats the solution? Any time you disconnect hoses, lines, tubes, fittings and connectors, cover em. if your equipments TM calls out aspecific cap or plug, use it. But if not, order from the following selection of caps, plugs and bags.NSN 5340-00-450-5 7 18 gets 121 protective caps in various sizes for less than $16. Thats a great deal! if you have no caps or plugs, use plastic bags to cover all exposed openings and disconnected lines. Bags are also good for holding nuts, bolts and other parts that are removed during maintenance. Here are a few bag sizes: 8x6 10x8 12x12 Size (inches) 00-137-9133 00-137-9134 00-837-7757 NSN 8105NSN 5340-5/16 3/8 1/2 11/16 3/4 13/16 7/8Diameter (inches)7/8 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 7/82 1/200-777-4620 01-170-6662 01-187-8957 00-930-0839 01-044-2675 00-993-4185 00-491-7583 Length (inches) 00-837-9842 00-115-0210 00-985-5165 Hydraulic Tube Cap (flareless), NSN 4730-1/8 3/16 5/16Outside Diameter (inches) 00-221-2126 01-061-4150 00-585-8769 00-221-2127 01-359-4271 00-221-2129 Cap Tube (Flared), NSN 4730-3/16 5/16 3/8 5/8 3/41 Outside Diameter (inches) 00-540-2231 00-595-3917 Hydraulic Tube Plug (flareless), NSN 4730-1/8 3/16Outside Diameter (inches) 00-287-0109 00-287-0100 (plain) 00-287-0110 00-287-0112 00-287-0113 00-287-0116 00-080-3091 00-287-0118 Tube Plug (flared), NSN 4730-1/8 3/16 1/4 3/8 1/2 3/8 3/41 Outside Diameter (inches) Or you can order these specific cap sizes: Leaving hoses, lines, tubes, fittings and connectors uncovered is a definite maintenance no-no. Why? Use caps, plugs, and bags and your maintenance problems and costs will definitely be capped! our sealed bag wiLl kEep yOu oUt! for tube plugs, use these NsNs Ill tell you why! Leaving hoses, lines, tubes, fittings and connectors uncovered is a definite maintenance no-no. Why? the time is NoW! ATtacK aLl ExPOsed OpeniNGS! as lOng as were here, theyre protected! 783 42-43.indd All Pages 12/13/17 1:22 PM

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45 PS 783 FEB 18 Supply compressed and liquefied gases in a variety of cylinder sizes. Deliver full cylinders to your unit. Products usually ship in one to three days depending on priority after your order is received. Charge for the gas only. No extra charge for returnable, reusable cylinders. Pick up empty, reusable cylinders from your CONUS site (in most cases). Recertify and refurbish cylinders. Customer unit prices include this service. Forecast your gas need and maintain a ready-to-ship inventory based on your demand history. Gas Problems ? Gas Problems? Try TheseIndustrial Solutions! Acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, helium and refrigerants are just some of the gases available from the program. When requesting turn-in assistance, provide the following information: Customer POC information (DODC/phone number/email address) Cylinder NSN Gas type Quantity Ship from location Look under CONUS industrial Gases and Cylinders Privatization Program. There youll find links to gas and cylinder NSNs, program facts and info on the return of empty cylinders. CONUS Industrial Gases and Cylinders Privatization Program: GASES & CYLINDERS PROGRAMS:Cylinder Returns Fact Sheet CONUS/OCONUS Gas Program NSNs Brochure Fact Sheet Youll receive either an email or a phone call with pick-up information or shipping instructions for the cylinders. Your location determines whether hudson tech picks them up or you ship them. if you need industrial gas, then you need to check out Defense Logistics AgencyAviation (DLA-Aviation). Their gas program provides industrial gases, cylinders and cylinder parts. heres what the program can do for you Manage wholesale inventory. Provide safety data sheets (SDS) through the Hazardous Materials Information Resource System (HMIRS). are you interested? ygoTta git with thE PROgraM! CONUS Industrial Gases and Cylinders Privatization Program:GASES & CYLINDERS PROGRAMS:Cylinder Returns Fact Sheet CONUS/OCONUS Gas Program NSNs Brochure Fact Sheet 783 44-45.indd All Pages 12/13/17 1:22 PM To arrange industrial gas cylinder returns to hudson tech, email: For a complete list of gas and cylinder NSNs for aviation and for ground applications, go to the gas web page: rrrfntfb f

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47 PS 783 FEB 18 TB 43-0142 is still what to follow for lifting devices. Vehicle support stands do not require functional tests as TB 43-0156, Safety inspection and Operation of Stand, Vehicle Support, states. Periodic load testing of jack stands does more harm than good. if the stands been tested or certified by the manufacturer, thats the only testing it will ever need. Yes. Without product markings, its very hard to trace the equipment back to its COC. Consider contacting the manufacturer or supplier for these missing markings, plates or labels. THE WORD on Vehicle Support Stands What replaces the functional load test requirements of TB 43-0142, Safety Inspection and Testing of Lifting Devices? is a jack stand NMC without the product markings required by Appendix B of TB 43-0156? is a COC required for stands purchased through the Army supply system? Can units produce their own COC if they dont have one? if the COC is not available, is the stand considered NMC? Local purchasers of commercial stands shall require suppliers of the stands to provide proof of a qualified load test either from the manufacturer or a testing facility. The Certificate of Conformance (COC) with the load testing certification required for locally purchased stands will be maintained by the unit. No. Para 7a of TB 43-0156 says if a vehicle support stand has a US Army data plate affixed with a contract number stamped on the data plate, the stand has been tested and a COC is not required. Locally purchased vehicle support stands must be tested prior to placing them into service. The local purchase order (PO) contract should specify proof of load testing requirements. A certificate of test results for each vehicle support stand delivered from the manufacturer or seller will be acceptable for this purpose and if accepted must be kept on file. if no such certificate is delivered with the vehicle support stands, then the using unit is required to verify the proof load capability of each vehicle support stand, create a certificate to record compliance of each individual vehicle support stand and keep the certificate on file. yes. if a jack stand fails inspection, follow the instructions in Para 8d(3) of TB 430156, which says to disable the stand, segregate it from good stands and dispose of it as soon as possible. is load testing required after repairing jack stands? No, because jack stands shouldnt be repaired. The TB states No alterations shall be made or attachments added to this product. Para 7b of TB 43-0156 says Yes. TACOM maintenance advisory message (MAM) 05-035 says Page 43 in PS 764 (July 16) told you to get jack stands load tested every six months following TB 43-0142, Safety Inspection and Testing of Lifting Devices. As several readers pointed out, thats wrong. Jack stands, or more accurately, vehicle support stands, dont ever need to be load tested. Here are more answers to common jack stand questions 783 46-47.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:44 PM

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48 PS 783 FEB 18 49 PS 783 FEB 18 Since gluing ID markings to a stand will not alter the strength or integrity of its welds, it is not considered an alteration. TB 43-0156 will have a clarifying statement added to this effect at the next update. COMMUNICATIONS & SOLDIER SUPPORT High Time to Turn in DISE 15-kW AMMPS Generator Oil Filter DD Form 1380 Provides Critical Info for Emergency Care if you apply the manufacturers markings, plates or labels, wouldnt that be considered repair alteration and violate the warning on Page a of TB 43-0156? Does the Army have NSNs for ordering these markings? Are the 10-ton Highboy jack stands, NSN 4910-01-583-5140, included inTB 43-0156 requirements? Where can I get more information? Appendix B of TB 430156 gives an example of the information needed for product markings. There is also a safety marking example that can be copied and glued to the stand if needed. Yes. These jack stands have to meet the same requirements because they are the same type of load-holding device as other jack stands. By definition, a loadholding device is set on the ground or floor and takes only the weight of the load. Something else, such as jack or lift, has to pick the load up and lower it onto the loadholding device. No. You might want to consider making your own and gluing it to the stand yourself. 783 48-49s.indd All Pages 12/19/17 9:10 AM TB 43-0142 and TB 43-0156 can be found on the LOGSA ETM website: See also TACOM MAM 05-035 at: rf ffn tb tbtb

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51 PS 783 FEB 18 Document number Unit identification code (UIC) PDISE NSN Quantity of shortage Ship-to DODC Email address and phone number of the person/property book officer signing for the PDISE receipt. The maintenance expenditure limit (MEL) for the M40, M60, M100 and M200 distribution illumination systems, electrical (DISE), is now permanently zero.CECOMs latest version of TB 43-0002-32 (May 16)reflects this change. send this above info to: Sending information to both places will expedite delivery of the replacement PDISE. To find the PDISE equivalent NSN for your olderDISE system, check the following table: 15-kW AMMPS Generator Oil Filter The older DISE systems with zero MEL include: Questions? Contact John Mansfield at (410)220-55 7 6, or use the above email. M40 DISE, 120/208V, 3PH, 40-amp M60 DISE, 120V, 1 PH, 60-amp M100 DISE, 3PH, 100-amp M200 DISE, 3PH, 200-amp Nomenclature 01-208-9753 01-208-9752 01-208-9754 01-208-9755 NSN 6150Item DISE PDISE 01-208-9753 01-208-9752 01-208-9754 01-208-9755 NSN 6150-Item M40 DISE M60 DISE Ml00 DISE M200 DISE 01-307-9446 01-307-9445 01-308-5671 01-308-5672 NSN 6150M40 PDISE M60 PDISE Ml00 PDISE M200 PDISE After the PDISE requisition is submitted, email the following information to the CommunicationsElectronics Command (CECOM)Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) and Project Manager, Expeditionary Energy and Sustainment Systems (PM E2s2): if your unit still has authorized DISE sets youre using in place of the newer power distribution illumination systems, electrical (PDISE) authorized systems, you must first turn in the DISE sets to create a shortage and then submit a requisition for PDISE. units, The clock has run out for some of your old-time equipment! Power Supply B U U Z Z Z Z Z Z Z z z Turn in all DISE sets to DLA Disposition Services (formerly DRMO). CoNnie, our DISE set is pretty dinged up. is that OK? they can be in any condition! DISE! if Ive told ya once, Ive told ya a dozen times. Time to git outta town, old timer! But I like lurkin! Specially in crowded motor pools and supply rooms. 783 50-51.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:44 PM CECOM LCMCs John Mansfield at: PM-E2S2 s Israel Sanchez at: rfnr and

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52 PS 783 FEB 18 53 PS 783 FEB 18 The TCCC card documents pre-hospital care, including assessment information, interventions, and medication. This information is critical to medical providers treatment and is used to update clinical practice guidelines, techniques and procedures. After the TCCC card is complete, attach it to the patient so that its clearly visible. Keep plenty of TCCC cards in all combat lifesaver bags, first aid kits, and individual/joint first aid kits (IFAK/JFAK). LOGISTICS Introducing the Mighty,Magnific ent HMIRS Next Gen Dont Toss Em! TM Shortages Short Readiness DLA Helps with Office Devices A DD 1380 can meaN the DifFerenCe bEtween Life and Death. Keep these cards in AlL YoUr First Aid Kits! T o ensure military personnel receive the best possible care, DOD mandates anyone providing emergency aid in the field must fill out a DD Form 1380, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) card. 783 52-53s.indd All Pages 12/19/17 9:02 AM Order new cards from DLA Document Services: rrfrfrnnfr Click on Forms and then click on Keyword Search. Type in 1380 and click on Search. The cards will be listed in two quantities: 10 or 100. Click on the number you need. A Defense Automated Printing Services (DAPS) account is needed to order cards through DLA. if you dont have an account, see the Customer Assistance Handbook for instructions on how to establish an account: rrfrfnf tbbfrbrnfrbff Or you can order 100 TCCC cards with NSN 7 540-01-64 7 -6165 or 10 with NSN 7 540-01-651-8602. instructions for filling out the TCCC card are in Tables 1 and 2 in Enclosure 4 of DHA-PI 6040-01: rfn rrrrr rrrrnff Print out the instructions and clip them to the TCCC cards.

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55 PS 783 FEB 18 G Dont throw those away! The DA Form 348, should NOT DA Form 348 I wonder if we can shred these oldDA Form 348 hard copies? N ooOooO! Youre sposed to kEep uS fOreVer! I am the Mighty HMIRS! And I am the Magnificent hMMS! with our abilities merged we become The Department of Defenses (DoD) hMIRS system merged with the Defense Logistics Agencys (DLA) Hazardous Material Management System (HMMs) to offer: if youre looking for information on hazardous material (HAZMAT), try the new and improved Hazardous Material information Resource System, Next Generation (HMIRS Next Gen). enhanced navigation capabilities better filtering to quickly find information reduced data entry times for the 20,000 plus documents added to the system each year. Ill help you put HAZMAT away! me! the one-andonly 783 54-55.indd All Pages 12/13/17 2:03 PM Customers with an Account Management and Provisioning System (AMPS) profile will automatically be moved to the new system, but youll still need to register your role in AMPS. New customers will need to request an AMPS account and register their role. Get access to AMPS at: Once the AMPS account is set up, users receive an email with a link to the website and a password. CAC -Authorized users can also go to: rfntb

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56 PS 783 FEB 18 Dear Editor, During our CO MET unit inspections, we often find shortages of TMs for both the operators and unit repairmen. And the units seem unsure what to do about it. Of course, lack of TMs can lead to disaster for both Soldiers and the equipment. Without TMs, Soldiers dont have publications to refer to for correct operations, PMCS, troubleshooting, maintenance procedures, and repair parts. First of all, units need to r ealize that TMs are freethe Army pays for them, not the individual units. They are not saving money by not ordering TMs. No TMs will cost them money sooner or later, maybe lots of money in repairs. Units dont need to be puzzled about who t o turn to for ordering TMs. Every battalion has a pubs account that is usually managed by the Personnel Administrative Center, commonly known as the S-1 shop. The S-1 should have a pubs clerk who can order TMs from the Army Publishing Directorate (APD). Once a TM subscription is established, units will not only get the TMs, but also will automatically receive updates to the TMs. That brings up another point: Units must post changes t o the TMs. We often find units using outdated TMs, which means they may be missing critical information. LoOk! We reaLly do haVe Tms! I think they might be a little out of date, tho. OmiGosH! yoU mean theYve BeEn worKing on me with an Out-oF-Date Tm? SuddenLy, I dont feEl sO GooD! I may be cheap, but Im still imPortant! hey, thE neW Tm Updates Are Here! 783 56-57.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:40 PM

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58 PS 783 END 59 PS 783 FEB 18 The DLA Equipment Management Solutions program (EMS) can help your organization replace old, single-function equipment with newer networked multifunctional devices (MFD). DLA also provides support for the new gear, including installation, training and customer support. Of course, all this trouble is for nothing if the TMs never make it out of brigade. They must go to the operators and repairmen who need them. Units should follow up to see if their TMs have arrived. Find out more about the EMS program here: We also run into units going to the field without TMs. Units should ensure they have every TM they will need with no exceptions. Units can get a publications t ailored index list (PTIL) of what TMs they need by one of two methods: This is the Armys official website for IETMs and TMs and is available 24/7. Ricky Sanders COMET boy, I really have to tell sarge about DLAs Office Device Management program. is that a no, it cant BE! those are from, like, the 1980s! ? Did you know that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is one of the governments largest suppliers of office equipment? Lets see, Sergeant Gomes needs five photocopies of this reg for tomorrows Sergeants Time training as well as electronic versions of these three documents and scans of some pictures for Tops retirement slideshow. Ill just email him the digital files. Dont forget the newps mobile app! We also run into this problem when we go to the field. Every unit should ensure they have every TM they needno exceptions. Where am I gonna put this stack of TMs? HoW bout taKin Us to the uNits? 783 58-59.indd All Pages 12/18/17 5:43 PM Download it free at: Android n bnrnnnrn Apple n nbnn E mail their unit identification code (UIC) to the Logistics Support Activity (L OGSA): nrrnn or call DSN 645-8586, (256) 955-8586. Download TMs from LOGSAs ETM website at: nnr rfrn tb rbnfrnfbtbn

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60 PS 783 FEB 18 aw, thanks, guys! we love you, toO! M915A5 VORAD Side SensorGet the M915A5 tractor trucks VORAD side sensor with NSN 6350-01-576-6616 (PN 06-66082000, CAGE 64678). It replaces PN K070289 (CAGE 06853), which is shown as Item 18 in Fig 279 of TM 9-2320-426-13&P in IETM EM 0308 (Aug 14). Taillight NSNGet a new taillight for your M915A5 tractor truck with NSN 6220-01-544-5789. NSN 6220-01-5501399, which is shown as Item 1 in Fig 103 of TM 9-2320-426-13&P in IETM 0308 (Aug 14), brings the wrong light. Make a note until the TM is updated. AN/TSC-183A SATCOM PN CorrectionIn Item 16 on Page 47 in PS 780 (Nov 17), the telephone set (7811G phone bundle), has the wrong part number. Change PN 02-2856212-1 to PN CP-7811-K9. The NSN is correct. M1022/A1 Dolly Set Gets Hydraulic Fluid ChangeThe M1022/A1 dolly set lubrication instructions call for OHA (MIL-PRF-5606) for use in the hydraulic pumps. But this uid doesnt have the necessary anti-corrosive properties. Its not ideal for Army ground vehicle use. OHT (MIL-PRF-6083) is the approved replacement for use in the M1022. Order it with these NSNs: WindshieldsNeed a new windshield for your M915A5? NSN 2510-01-617-8631 brings the right-hand windshield and NSN 9340-01-578-6446 the lefthand windshield. Make a note until TM 9-2320426-13&P in IETM EM 0308 (Aug 14) is updated. Front Speed Sensor NSNGet a new front speed (straight) sensor for your M915A5 with NSN 2530-01-585-2067. It replaces NSN 2530-01-534-6272, which is shown as Item 1 in Fig 80 of TM 9-2320-426-13&P in IETM EM 0308 (Aug 14). That NSN brings the wrong sensor. Need Hardware? The Defense Logistics Agencys (DLA) Troop Support has various hardware fastener catalogs. Look for the catalog links at the bottom of this page: http://www.dla.mil/TroopSupport/IndustrialHardware Drive Well, Earn Kudos Did you know...Soldiers are eligible to receive a Drivers Badge award if they possess an OF 346 or DA Form 5984E, issued as prescribed by regulation, and are assigned as a driver or assistant driver of an Army motor vehicle for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, or have driven a minimum of 8,000 miles, without an adverse incident (trafc violation) or accident recorded on the Soldiers DA Form 348. AR 600-55, 4-11 (May 17) PLS E-CHU Hydraulic ManifoldOrder a new PLS E-CHU hydraulic manifold with NSN 4730-20-009-4458 (PN 111574801, CAGE 3AR59). The manifold shown as Item 20 in Fig 1 of TM 9-3950253-13&P (Feb 15) has an SMR code of XDFZZ and cant be ordered by NSN. Note that the SMR code for the new manifold is PAFZZ. Make a note until the TM is updated. AR 750 Revised The newly revised Army Regulation 750-1 (3 Aug 17), Army Material Maintenance Policy, is now available. To keep up with maintenance of supplies and equipment, get your copy from the Army Publishing Directorate: http://www.apd.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/AR.aspxLets Go Way Back Ever wonder how Master Sergeant HalfMast and the gang looked in the 60s or 70s or what PM advice they were sharing with Soldiers in the 80s and 90s? A few PS Magazine super-fans operate an archive lled with past issues of PS going all the way back to our rst issue in 1951! To see the archive and a few extra PS goodies, go to: http://psmag.radionerds.com/ PLS E-CHU Roller Beam Parts Two of the PLS E-CHU roller beam parts listed in Fig 12 of TM 9-3950-253-13&P (Feb 15) have been replaced. The nut listed as Item 18 doesnt lock and has the potential to vibrate loose. Replace it with a locking hexagon nut, NSN 5340-01-5426331 (PN 97135A270). The cap screw listed as Item 19 is too long. Replace it with hexagon cap screw, NSN 5306-01-5602706 (PN 92620A804). 1-pt bottle 1-qt bottle 1-gal bottle 5-gal bottle 55-gal drum Qty 00-159-4472 00-935-9807 00-935-9808 00-935-9809 00-935-9810 NSN 9150783 60-61.indd All Pages 12/13/17 2:41 PM

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Do ALL the start-up and shutdown steps in the RIGHT sequence like the TM says! DO IT BY THE BOOK! Going by the book protects my electronics! why do it any other way?!