Accession Number : AD0871363

Title :   Evaluation of the Marden Brush Cutter (B7MA).

Descriptive Note : Final letter rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Isbell, Richard A.

Report Date : 20 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Marden Brush Cutter was evaluated to determine its suitability as a secondary land clearing device in the combat environment of Vietnam. It consists of two steel cylinders mounted inside two rectangular metal frames. Twelve cutting blades are spaced evenly around the cylinder. The two sections are connected either in tandem or in duplex and a tow bar connects the cutter to a towing tractor. Engineer units of the 20th Engineer Brigade operated the two brush cutters from 10 January to 9 March 1970. Results of the evaluation revealed that the cutter was not rugged enough for operation as a secondary land clearing device in Vietnam.

Descriptors :   (*CUTTING TOOLS, PLANTS(BOTANY)), TRACTORS, GRASSES, AREA COVERAGE, TERRAIN, WIRE, MAINTENANCE, VIETNAM, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE