Road Test of Two-High Palletized Load on Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) Secured with Web Strap Tiedown Assemblies
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL EVALUATION DIV
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Evaluation Division SMCAC-DEV, was tasked by the Storage and Outloading Division SMCAC-DEO to test a weigh-out pallet load configuration on the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck HEMTT. In order to reach the weigh-out level, pallets had to be stacked two high. To accomplish this under field conditions, web straps were utilized to secure the pallet load onto the HEMTT bed. The test load of 12 pallets of 105mm Howitzer ammunition was subjected to the USADACS road transportability Test. This test consisted of two passes over a hazard course, road trip, panic stops, two more passes over the hazard course, and one pass over the washboard course. The proposed tiedown procedure passed this series of tests.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies