2-1. Maintenance Concept
The Melter will not require any new or special maintenance considerations. All maintenance functions can be
accomplished within the current maintenance concepts established for construction equipment.
a. Operator/Crew Maintenance. Operator and crew maintenance is limited to daily preventive maintenance
checks and services.
b. Organizational Maintenance. Organizational Maintenance consists of scheduled preventive maintenance
services, minor repairs and adjustments.
c. Direct Support Maintenance. Direct Support Maintenance consists of repairs on-site or in a direct support
unit's shop. Repairs are accomplished with a minimum of tools and test equipment: the assemblies and end
items thus repaired are returned to their users.
d. General Support Maintenance. General support maintenance overhauls selected assemblies and repairs
items designated by the area support command for return to stock.
e. Depot Maintenance. Depot maintenance overhauls end items and selected major assemblies when they
are required to satisfy overall Army requirements. Overhaul of the end item may also be performed by contract
2-2. Maintenance Allocation Chart
Maintenance will be performed as necessary by the category indicated in the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC) (appendix C) to retain or restore serviceability. All authorized maintenance within the capability of a
using organization will be accomplished before referring the item to support maintenance. Higher categories
will perform the maintenance functions of lower categories when required or directed by the appropriate
Commanders. Using and support units may exceed their authorized scope and functions in the MAC when
approval is granted by the next higher authority maintenance Commander.
2-3. Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR)
Equipment Improvement Recommendations will be
submitted in accordance with TM 38-750.
2-4. Equipment Readiness Reporting
Readiness Reporting will be accomplished as required by the current TM 38-750.
2-5. Maintenance Expenditure Limits
The average life expectancy for the Melter is 11 years.
PERCENT OF REPAIR
2-6. Shipment and Storage
a. Shipment and Storage. Refer to TB 740-97-2 for procedures covering preservation of equipment for
shipment and storage.
b. Administrative Storage. Refer to TM 740-90-1 for instructions covering administrative storage of
2-7. Destruction to Prevent Enemy Use
Refer to TM 750-244-3 for procedures covering destruction of equipment to prevent enemy use.
2-8. Fire Protection and Safety
a. Fire Protection
(1) A hand operated fire extinguisher may be installed at discretion of the using unit.
(2) Approved hand portable fire extinguishers are listed in TB 5-4200-200-10.
(1) When de-drumming or heating asphalt cement, do not allow smoking or open flames within 50 feet of
(2) Do not allow open flames around asphalt or fuel storage tanks.
2-9. Basic Issue Items Lists (BIIL)
See appendix B for a list of items which accompany the end item or are required for operation and/or operator's