Accession Number : AD1023402


Title :   Material Handling Equipment Evaluation for Crater Repair


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United States


Personal Author(s) : Rutland,Craig A ; Robinson,W J ; Tingle,Jeb S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1023402.pdf


Report Date : 01 Nov 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : Research was conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, to evaluate material handling equipment with a reduced logistical footprint for use by crater repair teams in airfield damage repair (ADR) scenarios. A market survey was conducted of available material handling equipment to populate a database of physical dimensions and load-capacity relationships according to identified ADR tasks. Selected equipment were identified and evaluated for maneuverability and efficiency in a realistic environment and compared to currently utilized material handling equipment. This report presents the results of the market survey and equipment evaluations. Results indicate that telehandlers with a minimum-rated capacity of 6,000 lb are capable of performing all identified ADR tasks with an efficiency at or better than the currently utilized 10,000-lb telehandler.


Descriptors :   Materials handling , air force facilities , landing fields , Repair , civil engineering , military engineering , Military equipment , Forklift vehicles


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE