MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
Section 1. INTRODUCTION
This appendix provides a summary of the authorized maintenance functions that may be done on the
M728 combat engineer vehicle and components at the various maintenance categories. The summary is
provided in the form of a maintenance allocation chart (section 2). The maintenance allocation chart
designates overall responsibility for the performance of maintenance functions on the identified end item
or component. Also included is a list of tools and test equipment required to do each maintenance
function (section 3).
Maintenance functions are limited to and defined in a. through h. below
Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical, mechanical,
and/or electrical characteristics with established standards through examination.
Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper operating condition, i.e., to
clean (includes decontaminate when required), to preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel,
Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical and electrical characteristics of an
item and comparing those characteristics with described standards.
Adjust. To maintain, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper or exact position, or by
setting the operating characteristics to specified parameters.
Replace. The act of substituting a serviceable like type part, subassembly, or module (component
or assembly) for an unserviceable counterpart.
Repair. The application of maintenance services or other maintenance actions to restore
serviceability to an item by correcting specific damage, fault, malfunction, or failure in a part,
subassembly, module (component or assembly), end item, or system.
Overhaul. The maintenance effort (service/action) necessary to restore an item to a completely
serviceable/operational condition as prescribed by maintenance standards in appropriate technical
publications (i.e., DMWR). Overhaul is normally the highest degree of maintenance performed by the
Army. Overhaul does not normally return an item to like new condition.
Install. The act of emplacing, seating, or fixing into position an item, part, or module
(component or assembly) in a manner to allow the proper functioning of an equipment or system.