j. Battery. Two (2) 12 volt batteries are installed in series to provide 24 volts for the starting system. Batteries are
located on each side of the machine.
k. Instruments. The grader is equipped with waterproof gauges and switches. The gauges are illuminated by rear
lighting and identified on the instrument panel. The following instruments are on the panel:
(1) Engine Oil Pressure - Light (EMS System).
(2) Water Temperature Gauge - Light (EMS System).
(3) Ammeter Gauge - Light (EMS System).
(4) Air Pressure Gauge on engine firewall.
(5) Service Meter Gauge on engine firewall.
l. Oil Sampling Valves: An oil sampling valve will be supplied on the engine and transmission for use in the Army Oil
Analysis Program. Samples should be taken IAW TB 43-0210. Stenciled markings above the valves identify the locations
of the valve and the component from which oil is being sampled.
Operation Concept. The grader, heavy, road, motorized DED is to be used by Engineer Construction Units
equipped with Commercial Construction Equipment (CCE). This grader will be used for excavation.
a. This is a one year procurement. All 15 graders, seven sectionalized and eight non-sectionalized, are scheduled to
be delivered in mid April 1989.
b. The procurement was awarded under Contract DAAE07-83-C-H260 to Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, IL.
a. Initially two sets of the manufacturer's commercial publications, which includes the Supplemental Operating
Maintenance and Repair Parts Instruction (SOMARPI), will be overpacked and shipped with each grader.
b. Additional commercial publications may be obtained by writing to: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive
Command, Attn.: AMCPM-TVC, Warren, MI 48397-5000, or by contacting Mr. David Schwartz or Ms. Eileen Dingman,
c. If additional assistance is required, contact the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM at the address in
paragraph 1-11 of this publication).