To provide User and Support personnel supplemental maintenance and repair parts instructions that have
special application for the Melter, Asphalt-Model STMD-3000.
This publication applies to Department of the Army Units, Organizations and Activities that use and/or support
the Melter, Asphalt.
The Melter, Asphalt is manufactured by Chausse Mfg. Co. Inc., Detroit, Michigan. The Melter is a skid
mounted, 750 GPH de-drumming asphalt melter. The de-drumming tunnel is capable of removing 85-100
penetration asphalt cement from twelve 55 gallon drums at one time. The unit also contains a 3000 gallon hot
storage compartment for heating the asphalt to pumping temperature (235 OF). The Melter can operate either
individually, in pairs, or in trios, in parallel from a single source of hot oil.
1-4. Procurement Status
The procurement was awarded under Contract DAAE07-80-C-6076 and is a single year procurement.
1-5. Equipment Publications
a. Initially two sets of the manufacturer's commercial publications will be overpacked and shipped with each
b. The overpacked publications are located in the equipment storage box at the front of the melter.
1-6. Personnel and Training
a. MOS Requirements.
(1) Operator: 62H General Construction Machine Operator.
(2) Organizational Maintenance: 62B Construction Equipment Repairman.
(3) Direct and General Support Maintenance: 62B Construction Equipment Repairman, 44B Metal Body
b. New Equipment Training. New Equipment Training Teams (NETT) are available to major field
commands. Request for NETTs should be forwarded to Command, US Army Tank-Automotive Command
(TACOM), ATTN: DRSTA-MLT, Warren, Michigan 48090. Training teams should be requested only when
trained personnel are not available in the command to operate and/or maintain the melter.
1-7. Logistics Assistance
Tank-Automotive Command Field Maintenance Technicians stationed at CONUS and OCONUS installations
will be fully qualified and available to furnish onsite training and/or assistance concurrent with receipt of the
The Melter contractor warrants the products furnished under this contract according to the terms and conditions
described in the equipment publications and Appendix B of this publication. All warranties furnished to the
Melter contractor by subcontractors of assemblies or components utilized in the manufacture of the end item
will be extended to the Government. See appendix B for warranty guidelines.