CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
Section I - GENERAL INFORMATION
Type of Manual
This Operators Manual provides information for the
operation of the Container Crane, Rough Terrain, Wheel
Mounted, Hydraulic, Diesel Powered, Model RT875CC.
Throughout this manual, reference is
made to left, right, front and rear when
describing locations. These reference
locations are to be considered as those
viewed from the operators seat with the
boom facing forward over the front of the
Purpose of Equipment
The crane is used to pick and position 40-foot ISO
containers within a 22-foot load radius and 20-foot ISO
containers within a 27-foot load radius at U.S. Army
Special Limitations on Equipment
Refer to the Load Chart, Appendix F.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for
equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA
PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management
System. Accidents involving injury to personnel or
damage to material will be reported on DA Form 285
(Accident Report) in accordance with AR385-40.
Explosives and ammunition malfunctions will be reported
in accordance with AR75-1.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT
If your RT875CC Container Crane needs improvement,
let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the
only one who can tell us what you dont like about your
equipment. Let us know why you dont like the design.
Put in on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it
to us at U.S. Army Tank - Automotive Command, Attn:
AMSTA-QRT, Warren, MI 48090. Well send you a
MAINTENANCE DIGEST (EIR MD).
The quarterly Equipment Improvement Report and
Maintenance Digest, TB 43-0001-39 series, contains
valuable field information on the equipment covered in
this manual. The information in the TB 43-0001-39
series is compiled from some of the Equipment
Improvement Reports that you prepared on the vehicles
covered in this manual. Many of these articles result
recommendations that you submitted to the EIR
alterations, proposed Modification Work Orders (MWOs)
warranties (if applicable), actions taken on some of your
Publications), and advance information which will help
you in doing your job better and will help in keeping you
advised of the latest changes to this manual. Also refer
to Appendix A, References, of this manual.
Manufacturing Co. for 18 months. It starts on the date,
found in block 23, DA form 2408-9, in the logbook.
Report all defects in material or workmanship to your
supervisor, who will take appropriate action through your
organizational maintenance shop. Refer to Warranty
Technical Bulletin TB 5-3810-306-14.