Accession Number : AD0857749

Title :   Initial Production Test of Crushing and Screening Plant, 35-Ton-Per-Hour.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7 Nov 67-28 Feb 68,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Harris, James J., II ; Drebber, Bernard S. ; Bryant, Franklin P. ; Wooster, Donovan F. ; Hines, Ralph T.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : The Initial Production Test of Crushing and Screening Plant, 35-TPH, was conducted during the period 7 November 1967 - 28 February 1968 to determine the degree to which the rock crusher with ancillary equipment satisfactorily performs its mission and to furnish timely feedback to U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Command concerning problems encountered during testing to allow for early corrective action. Based on the testing performed, it was concluded that: direct and general support maintenance literature is not adequate; maintainability and reliability characteristics except for direct and general support maintenance literature are satisfactory for the service intended; safety and human factors aspects are satisfactory subject to proper instruction of operators; a bulldozer is required to assist M52 truck-tractors in moving the 35-TPH plant through wet or loose dry sand beach areas in LOTS operations; and, by modifying the plant, sufficient additional output capacity probably could be achieved so it could replace the existing 50-and 75-TPH plants presently in the Army system. It was also concluded that the 35-TPH plant: is operationally capable of performing its intended mission assignment; is suitable for beach landings from landing craft over ramp angles up to 6 degrees; and is suitable for issue with respect to surface transportability.

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, GRAVEL), PAVEMENTS, CONCRETE, MOBILE, MOBILITY, SAFETY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, LOGISTICS, MAINTAINABILITY, TRANSPORTATION, FLOTATION, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, ROAD TESTS, DOLLIES, CARGO VEHICLES, COMPATIBILITY, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, RELIABILITY, TRACTORS, TRAILERS, ARMY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE