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Title: Material handling equipment evaluation for crater repair
Authors: Tingle, Jeb S.
Rutland, Craig A.
Robinson, W. Jeremy
Keywords: Airfield damage repair
Expedient repair
Crater repair
Rapid-setting concrete
Flowable fill
Material handling equipment
Extendable boom forklift
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL;TR-16-30
Abstract: Abstract: Research was conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, to evaluate material handling equipment with a reduced logistical footprint for use by crater repair teams in airfield damage repair (ADR) scenarios. A market survey was conducted of available material handling equipment to populate a database of physical dimensions and load-capacity relationships according to identified ADR tasks. Selected equipment were identified and evaluated for maneuverability and efficiency in a realistic environment and compared to currently utilized material handling equipment. This report presents the results of the market survey and equipment evaluations. Results indicate that telehandlers with a minimum-rated capacity of 6,000 lb are capable of performing all identified ADR tasks with an efficiency at or better than the currently utilized 10,000-lb telehandler.
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