It your spreader needs Improvement, let us know. Send
us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell
us what you dont like about your equipment. Let us
know why you dont like the design or performance. Put
it on an SF 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail
it to us at Commander, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive
Command, ATTN: AMSTA-QRD, Warren, MI 48397-
5000. Well send you a reply.
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO
PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction of
Tank-Automotive Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
1-5. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT.
Refer to Chapter 4, Section VI for procedures for
preparing the spreader for storage or shipment.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-6. EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS,
CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES.
Characteristics. The spreader described in this
manual is non-metric and does not require metric
common or special tools; therefore, metric units are not
Capabilities and Features.
Can spread aggregate in widths between
4 and 8 ft
Can operate in forward and reverse
directions at a maximum speed of 5 mph
Can be transported short distances while
coupled to dump truck
Removable transport truck and tongue
distances at a maximum speed of 40 mph
Can spread between 1 and 106 lb of
aggregate per sq yd
Aggregate spread can be flat or tapered
1-7. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR
HOPPER (1). Receives aggregate from towing vehicle.
Inserts can be inserted into hopper to vary width of
spread from 8 to 4 ft.
OPERATORS PLATFORM (2). Provides stable surface
from which operator can monitor flow of aggregate.
Distributes aggregate from hopper to feed roll.
GEARBOX (4). Contains the clutch, shafts, and gears
that engage and disengage the feed roll.
TRACTION WHEELS (5). Roll along road bed. Provide
power to operate agitator and feed roll.
FEED ROLL (6). Located beneath agitator. Spreads
aggregate evenly on the ground to the desired depth.
COUPLER HITCH (7). Latches onto hitch mounted on
dump truck so that dump truck can pull spreader.