Accession Number : ADA111717

Title :   Modular Distribution Systems Model MDS-16 20-Ton Transfer Frame System and MDS-43 Gantry Frame System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Rodrick,Eugene J

PDF Url : ADA111717

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The MDS-16 Transfer Frame System and MDS 43 Gantry Frame System were tested and evaluated to determine if they had the potential for satisfying a need for a lightweight, low-volume container handler and a hoisting device for building up air-drop platform loads in forward areas. The results of the testing were satisfactory but some modifications to the equipment would be required to facilitate use in a military environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Materials handling equipment, *Gantries, *Materials handling vehicles, *Forklift vehicles, *Containerizing, Hoists, Field equipment, Containers, Containerized shipping, Materials handling, Forward areas, Air drop operations, Platforms, Modular construction, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Containers and Packaging
      Machinery and Tools
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE