Section I GENERAL
T o provide user and support personnel supplemental maintenance and repair parts instructions that have
s p e c i a l application to Commercial Construction Equipment (CCE) items.
1-2. s c o p e
T h i s publication applies to Department of the Army Units, Organizations
and Activities that, use and or
support the 15 Ton Flatbed Trailer.
1-3. CCE item
The term "CCE Item" used in this publication applies to a standard commercial item of commercial equip
ment that has been approved for a specific TOE requirement and is procured and supported under the CCE
System Plan. This plan permits maximum utilization of the civilian construction industry's competitive
research and development, manufacturer's equipment publications, and commercial sources for repair parts.
The 15 Ton Flatbed Trailer is manufactured by Hyster Company of Kewanee, Illinois. The trailer is a tandem
axled, tiltbed, with eight 10.00 X 15" wheels. It is equipped with 12 and 24 volt electrical systems and air
o p e r a t e d brakes, making it compatible with the 5 ton tactical trucks or comparable commercial trucks as a
p r i m e mover.
The principal function of the trailer is to provide added mobility for light construction equipment. As they
are accepted from the manufacturer the new trailer will be replacing the current 6 and 12 ton trailers which are
n e a r i n g the end of their life cycle. The 15 ton trailer is capable of operations in all climatic categories of
Chapter 2, AR 70-38.
1-6. Procurement Status
T h e procurement contract number for the trailers is DAAE07-77-C-0725 and was awarded 27 September
1977. Deliveries under the contract are to begin in June 1978:
1-7. Equipment Publications
a . Initially two sets of the manufacturer's commercial publications are overpacked and shipped with each
b . The overpacked publications are located in a canvas bag affixed to the inside of the tool box on the
c. Commercial publications are superseded by this TM.
1 - 8 . Personnel and Training
a MOS Requirements.
( 1 ) Operator: MOS-64C Motor Transporter Operator.
( 2 ) Organizational Maintenance: MOS-63B Wheel Vehicle Mechanic.
(3) Direct and General Support Maintenance: MOS-63H Automotive Repairman; MOS-63G Fuel and
E l e c t r i c a l System Repairman; MOS-44C Welder; MOS-44E Machinist.