Section I. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
a. All components must be cleaned and inspected at regular intervals. If any cracks or damage
are noted, items must be repaired at the authorised level of maintenance.
b. Periodic inspection by an authorised inspector will be carried out at regular intervals. Visual
inspection of all bridge and launching components will be made following each bridge mission.
a. Refer to Unit Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (Chapter 5 Section III) for
b. Refer to Appendix C to determine the torque limits for all fixings unless the torque limits are
otherwise stated in the maintenance procedures.
c. To meet the equipment conditions stated in the maintenance procedures it might be necessary
to refer to the operator's manual TM 5-5420-279-10.
d. It is good engineering practice to cover the open ends of hydraulic hoses and unions, when
they are disconnected, to prevent contamination of the hydraulic oil.
e. Before carrying out any work involving the disconnection of the electrical system ensure that
the vehicle is switched off and the battery shutoff switch is in the off position.
f. When climbing on the DSB system three points of contact should be maintained at all times.
g. When changing out assemblies and parts the correct part must be identified from the RPSTL
h. Electrical fault finding is only to be carried out by qualified electricians, wiring diagrams for the
i. Unit maintenance procedures can be found in Chapter 5 Section IV of this manual.
j. To disconnect the launch system from the vehicle see unit maintenance procedure 5-159.
k. The location of hydraulic and electrical components used on the DSB are provided in
l. Safety inspection and testing of lifting devices should be carried out in accordance with
LOSS OF HEARING. PERSONNEL MUST WEAR HEARING PROTECTIVE DEVICES
WHEN OPERATING THE CRANE DURING LAUNCH AND RECOVERY
OPERATIONS OR WHEN WORKING WITHIN 10FT (3M) OF A DSB LAUNCH
VEHICLE AT HIGH ENGINE IDLE.