Commercial Web Straps and Chain Methods of Securement for Joint Services Road Test
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Validation Engineering Division SMCAC-DEV, was tasked by USADACS, Transportation Engineering Division SMCAC-DET, to test procedures for securing loads with chains and load binders, commercial web straps with winches furnished by Tri-State Motor Transit, and commercial web strap assemblies. This report contains the procedures, results, and recommendations from the tests conducted. As tested, the procedure of securing the loads to the trailer successfully passed transportability testing however, the commercial web strap winch displayed some deficiencies.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Protective Equipment