Performance Evaluation Test of the Orbit Screen Model 68A and the Komplet Model 48-25 Rock Crusher
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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At the request of the Demining Center of Ecuador, the U.S. Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program at Ft. Belvoir, VA., undertook a performance evaluation of the Orbit Screen Model 68A and the Model 48-25 Rock Crusher, two pieces of equipment that could be used to remove antipersonnel land mines from riverbank minefields along the border of Ecuador and Peru. Although these devices could conceivably be used in tandem as a system, this evaluation focused on the performance potential of each unit to operate as a stand-alone system. A test was also conducted to see how long it would take the ASV SR-80, a small rubber-tracked loader, to process 90 100 m3 of material, spread to an average depth of about 50 cm representing a minefield, through the orbital screener. The Quick Combo Bucket was used with the ASV SR-80. Finally, a demonstration was conducted to determine if the orbital screener and rock crusher could be used in tandem as a system.
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