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

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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