Accession Number : AD0847741

Title :   Materials Handling Augmenter for Standard Truck-Tractor (Ensure 196).

Descriptive Note : Final letter rept. 15 Aug-15 Nov 68,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Sills, Charles W.

Report Date : 29 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Six Materials Handling Augmenters (MHA) were sent to the Republic of Vietnam in August 1968 to give the M52A2 5-ton truck-tractor a capability of unloading and/or loading its own semi-trailer where conventional material handling equipment was not available. The MHA is a fully hydraulic, 4000-pound capacity forklift which is seated on the rear frame of the vehicle in such a manner that semi-trailers can still be attached to the fifth wheel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO VEHICLES, FORKLIFT VEHICLES), CARGO, HANDLING, TRACTORS, TRAILERS, COMPATIBILITY, INSTALLATION, LOGISTICS, VIETNAM, ARMY OPERATIONS, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE