m. Draining of Equipment. Accumulated water will be drained from the equipment. Depressions will be shrouded or
n. Pneumatic Tires. Pneumatic tires standing in storage under load will be inflated to the proper pressure. When
the equipment is blocked and all weight is removed from the tires, deflate tires to two-thirds normal tire pressure.
p. Disassembly, Disassembled Parts, Basic Issue Items. Refer to paragraph 176q.
r. Weatherproofing. Covered storage is preferred by the jaw crusher. When covered storage is not available,
select a firm, level, well drained storage location, protected from prevailing winds. Position the equipment on heavy
planking or other solid surfaces. Block the equipment in a manner to remove all weight from the tires. Cover the
equipment with a tarpaulin or other suitable waterproof covering and tie down securely.
Inspection and Maintenance of Jaw Crusher in Storage
a. General. When the jaw crusher has been placed in storage, all scheduled preventive maintenance services,
including inspection, will be suspended and preventive maintenance inspection will be performed as specified herein.
Refer to AR 743-505.
b. Inspection. When initially placed in limited storage and every 90 days thereafter, the jaw crusher will be
inspected and serviced in accordance with subparagraph 176b. Deficiencies will be corrected promptly to assure that the
jaw crusher is ready for immediate use.
c. Exercising. After performing the above inspection and servicing, operate the jaw crusher long enough to bring it
up to operating temperature and insure complete lubrication of all bearings, gears, and the like. Represerve jaw crusher