BITUMINOUS MATERIAL PAVING MACHINE (BMPM)
This Operator Technical Manual (TM) contains instructions for operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining the
Bituminous Material Paving Machine (BMPM), Department of Defense (DoD) Model 8816M, National Stock
Number 3895-01-577-2425. The BMPM is a self-propelled, crawler-mounted, turbocharged diesel engine-
powered paving machine used for laying, compacting, and finishing bituminous material strips that are 4 20 feet
(ft) (1.2 6.1 meters (m)) wide at a rate of 120 tons (109 metric tons (t)) per hour.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army (DA) forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by
(as applicable) DA Pamphlet (PAM) 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual
or AR 700-138, Army Logistics Readiness and Sustainability.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your BMPM 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. If you have
Internet access, the easiest and fastest way to report problems or suggestions is to go to
https://aeps.ria.army.mil/aepspublic.cfm (scroll down and choose the "Submit Quality Deficiency Report" bar). The
Internet form lets you choose to submit an EIR, a Product Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR), or a Warranty Claim
Action (WCA). You may also submit your information using an SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report. You
can send your SF 368 via e-mail, regular mail, or facsimile using the addresses/facsimile numbers specified in DA
PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual. We will send you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
CPC of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problems with this item be
reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the problem in future
Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation of metals.
It is commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases, or salts. An example is the rusting of iron.
Corrosion damage in metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface residue,
Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal (heat), oxidation (oxygen),
solvation (solvents), or photolytic (light, typically Ultraviolet (UV)) processes. The most common exposures are
excessive heat or light. Damage from these processes will appear as cracking, softening, swelling, and/or
SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8, The
Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-3, Procedures for Destruction of
Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use (Mobility Equipment Command).