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You're a firm believer in preventive maintenance The routine checking of hardware that is performed by a field engineer on a regularly scheduled basis. See remedial maintenance.

preventive maintenance - (PM) To bring down a machine for inspection or test purposes.

See provocative maintenance, scratch monkey.
. You do a complete and thorough PMCS PMCS PMC Sierra (stock symbol)
PMCS Project Management Control System
PMCS partial mission-capable, supply (US DoD)
PMCS Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services
PMCS Professional Military Comptroller School
 whenever the TM requires it. So why is the track on your howitzer howitzer: see artillery.  or amino amino /ami·no/ (ah-me´no) (am´i-no?) the monovalent radical NH2, when not united with an acid radical.

a·mi·no
adj.
 carrier in such sad shape?

Sprocket wear could be the culprit. Most crewmen check the sprocket wear marks to make sure there are no problems. But what they don't notice is that the end connectors can sometimes wear too far on the inside of the sprocket teeth.

In fact, the teeth may be worn down to or below the wear marks, even though the outside of the sprocket looks just fine.

When that happens, the sprocket "hooks" end connectors during operation. The end connectors are damaged, track life is reduced and sprockets are broken.
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Title Annotation:M109-Series SP Howitzers, M992A2 Ammo Carrier...; Preventive Maintenance
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2004
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