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Forklift Trucks, Gasoline-Engine-Driven, 4000- to 6000-Pound-Capacity - Manufacturer Survey,
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report results from recent emphasis on procurement of commercial items in lieu of Military Adaptation of Commercial Items MACI. To satisfy the prerequisites for procuringfielding commercial material-handling equipment, MERADCOM implemented a seven-phase program. This report presents the results of the first two phases. Four major manufacturers of forklift trucks were visited by a Survey Team using a Manufacturer Survey Questionnaire Technical Information Package TIP. Each manufacturer proposed a model which should satisfy the three size requirements in the item descriptions used in conjunction with the TIP. Results from the survey include a candidate make and model list for the three size requirements. The results support this general conclusion Commercial forklift trucks do not differ significantly from forklift trucks previously procured by the Army using MACI specifications. Author
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