Accession Number : AD0857752

Title :   Initial Production Test (Suitability for Issue) of Paving Machine, Bituminous Material, Crawler-Mounted, Gasoline-Engine-Driven.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Oct 67-19 Jan 68,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Walsh, Timothy T. ; Mustrachi, Benny G. ; Franks, Theodore F., Jr. ; Baker, Andrew G.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : This Initial Production Test of Paving Machine, Bituminous Material, Crawler-Mounted, Gasoline-Engine-Driven, was conducted to determine the suitability for issue and safety characteristics of the paving machine. It was concluded that the paving machine: meets all performance characteristics to a degree which would permit satisfactory accomplishment of its intended mission assignment; meets all transportability requirements of MIL-P-335D except as indicated; is suitable for issue with respect to surface transportability; is easily maintained; can traverse over the beach in loose or wet sand for short distances; and cannot be easily transported by truck-tractor semitrailer combination in loose dry sand. It was also concluded that: the manufacturer's Operation and Service Manual and Parts Manual are adequate pending incorporation of appropriate safety precautions; a fire extinguisher must be provided; and the lifting and tiedown points are suitable for shipment by landing craft and for LOTS operations.

Descriptors :   (*ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT, BITUMINOUS COATINGS), ACCEPTABILITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PAVEMENTS, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, FLOTATION, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, SAND, TRAILERS, MOBILITY, MOBILE, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, RAILROADS, MAINTAINABILITY, TRAFFICABILITY, SOLENOIDS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SAFETY, CARGO VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE