Accession Number : ADA298106

Title :   Container Load Trailer (CLT) Demonstration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Quinn D.

PDF Url : ADA298106

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS) conducted a demonstration of the Container Load Trailer (CLT) manufactured by ESCO Datron, Aston, PA. The CLT is a self-contained system capable of lifting International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-compatible containers by the ends for towing or by the sides for loading and unloading the container from a trailer. The CLT system consists of two units each with self-contained hydraulic systems powered by small diesel engines. Load capacity for the CLT is 50,000 pounds while the weight of the CLT is only approximately 12,600 pounds. Results from the demonstration indicated a few tolerance problems that would need to be studied before possible use of the system in ammunition logistics is considered. (AN)

Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, *SEMITRAILERS, VELOCITY, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, DIESEL ENGINES, LOADING(HANDLING), CAPACITY(QUANTITY), DEMONSTRATIONS, MILITARY STANDARDS, SELF CONTAINED, WEIGHT, ROAD TESTS, ARMY OPERATIONS, LIFT, OFFROAD TRAFFIC, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, UNLOADING, TOWING.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE