Section I. GENERAL
This manual is for your use in operating and maintaining the Etnyre Bituminous Distributor, Model D-63, which is mounted
on a M918 truck chassis instructions for operating and maintaining the vehicle chassis are contained in TM 9-2320-273-10
Equipment description herein is nonmetric and does not require metric conversion or special tools Tactical instructions will
include metric units in addition to U S Standard units Clarity of instructions is not impaired.
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records.
Equipment maintenance forms and procedures for their use are contained in DA Pam 738-750, The Army Maintenance
Management System (TAMMS).
1-3. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIRs).
If your Bituminous Distributor needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can
tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an
SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at Commander, U S Army Tank-Automotive Command, ATTN AMSTA-
MP, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
a. Component Locations Figure 1-1 identifies major components and their locations
b. General The E. D. Etnyre & Company Bituminous Distributor, Model D 63, consists of a storage tank with a low
pressure heating system, hydraulic powered pumping unit, and an adjustable spray bar for distributing bituminous material
The equipment is mounted on an M918 truck chassis (see TM 9-2320-273-10 for truck operating procedures).
(1) Thermometer and Well (Dry) - Thermometer is inserted in well to check the temperature of the bitumen in
(2) Signal Bell - Used by the operator on the rear control platform to signal the driver to start and stop the
(3) Overflow and Vent Cover - Permits overflow of bitumen should overfill occur.
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