DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TECHNICAL BULLETIN
LOAD-TESTING VEHICLES USED TO HANDLE
MISSILES AND ROCKETS
MEDIUM WRECKER M62,
MEDIUM WRECKER TRUCK M543 SERIES, AND M816;
AND WRECKER-TRUCK TRACTOR M246 SERIES,
Department of the Army,
REPORTING ERRORS AND RECOMMENDING IMPROVEMENTS
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Section I. INTRODUCTION
Requirements for Load-Testing.
Load-testing these vehicles is
detecting defects in the crane mechanisms. When
This bulletin tells how to prepare test weights
the vehicles are assigned as handling equipment
and load-test the vehicles listed in the title. These
for missiles and rockets, they will be tested
instructions apply only to the vehicles when they
annually and retested whenever modifications or
are used to handle missiles and rockets and are in
repairs are made that could affect the strength or
addition to the regular service and inspections
lifting capabilities of the vehicles. Tests are to be
prescribed in the vehicle technical manuals.
performed by or under the supervision
fied maintenance personnel.
Section Il. PROCEDURES
3. Test Weights.
tions to provide the required poundage.
weight of the concrete is figured at 148 pounds
Weights of 4,000 pounds and 10,000 pounds
foot of gravel concrete. TM 5-615 gives
required. Five 2,000-pound weights can be made
detailed instructions on mixing concrete. Mark
as shown in figure 1 and can be used in combina-
each weight plainly to indicate its weight.
’This bulletin supercedes TB 9-352, 4 May 1972.