taxi service reduces the number of members
requesting an assigned vehicle.
Remember, one of your missions is to ensure the
maximum service life of the equipment. This requires
managing the number of CESE dispatched and
controlling the mileage placed on CESE.
The yard boss is your equipment yard supervisor.
This is the key position in a successful equipment
The yard boss enforces
Operator Maintenance Procedures to reduce
The yard boss is responsible for the access, traffic
flow, and condition of the equipment yard, the
refueling facility, and supports the equipment
washrack, the cycling and upkeep of equipment, and
daily transportation operations.
Each Battalion Table of Allowance (TOA) in the
NCF contains a Tool Kit, Kit 80111, for the Yard Boss
Program. This kit provides the minimum tools and
equipment resources necessary to support operator
Operators requiring tools to perform
maintenance should log out the tools through the yard
The yard boss supports the Preventive
Maintenance (PM) Program by ensuring the
equipment is cleaned, lubricated, and processed
through collateral equipage. The yard boss receives a
NAVFAC 9-11240/13 (Hard Card) from the dis-
patcher who maintains a Hard Card log hook and
issues a Hard Card number for tracking the mainte-
nance of the equipment.
A recommended flow for PM Hard Cards is to
have the yard boss submit two Hard Cards stamped
PM and initialed by the collateral equipment
custodian. The equipment, Hard Card, and cards
from the Trouble Reports File for the USN are sent to
the mechanic equipment inspector. The mechanic
inspector approves or rejects the equipment,
depending on cleanliness and lubrication.
equipment that is approved, the yard boss has the
mechanic inspector sign receipt of the Hard Cards and
retains one for the dispatch records.
The yard boss must be aware of equipment in the
yard that is not regularly used. Equipment must be
exercised to protect it from deterioration. All parts of
the equipment must be operated at the rated capacity
for its intended use to constitute one complete
Remember, starting and running the
engine cycles the engine but not the equipment. The
yard boss must maintain a cycle log documenting
date, USN, duration equipment cycled, and any
Equipment must be maintained in a
standby status and cycled on a weekly basis.
Washing of CESE
Part of the preventive maintenance program is the
daily cleaning of CESE that allows the detection and
prevention of major problems. Dirt and grime can
make an engine run at excessive temperatures,
increase fuel consumption, ruin hydraulic cylinders,
and destroy components.
dirt and grime can add over 1,000
pounds of excess weight to an earthmover, clog
radiators and possibly bring CESE to a grinding halt.
Therefore, it is very important to REMEMBER that
dirt and grime cripples CESE performance and
increases operating costs.
The use of a high-pressure washer or steam is
effective means for removing the crusty, gritty
buildup of dirt, grease, and grime from transmissions,
track and roller assemblies, engine blocks, and drive
The cleaning of equipment provides the
following results: extended equipment life; enhanced
efficiency of mechanics when they perform
equipment inspections and repairs and increased
efficiency of operators when they perform pre and
post operational checks.
Thorough cleaning of equipment cannot be
accomplished with water alone.
To provide an
effective wash program, the yard boss must maintain
a supply of soap, brushes, rags, buckets, serviceable
hoses, and a trash can at the washrack. Additionally,
when manning allows, the yard boss should assign a
washrack attendant to assist in maintaining wash rack
PM-to-Interim Repair Ratio
The PM-to-interim repair ratio is the number of
scheduled preventive maintemmce actions compared
to unscheduled maintenance actions (interim repairs).