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TM 10-3930-242-12
INTRODUCTION
Section I. G E N E R A L
1-1. Scope
C.
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate
fire fighting equipment and personnel.
This manual is for your use in operating and
d. Additional information can be found in TM
maintaining rough terrain forklift trucks, Army
740-90-1.
models MHE-200, MHE-202, and MHE-222.
1-4. Destruction of Army Materiel to Prevent
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records
Enemy Use
Equipment maintenance forms, and procedures for
Procedures for the destruction of Army materiel to
their use are contained in DA Pam 738-750.
prevent enemy use are explained in TM 750-244-6.
1-3. Administrative Storage
1-5. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recom-
a. Store equipment to provide maximum
mendations (EIR)
protection from the elements and to provide access
If your Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck needs im-
for inspection, maintenance, and exercising. An-
provement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the
ticipate removal or deployment problems and take
user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't
suitable precautions.
like about your equipment. Let us know why you
b. Take into account environmental conditions
don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF
368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at:
such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity,
Commander, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Com-
blowing sand, dust, loose debris, soft ground, mud,
mand, ATTN: AMSTA-QRD, Warren, MI
heavy snows, and take adequate precautions.
48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.
specifies the nomenclature, shipping dimensions,
1-6. Description
model number, and engine manufacturer. The data
The rough terrain forklift truck (fig. 1-1 and 1-2) is
for this plate is listed under tabulated data (b
capable of operating over all types of terrain. It has
below).
front and rear axle steering which enables it to move
b. Tabulated Datu
sideways at 20 angles and gives the forklift a
(1) Corps of Engineers "A" Plate.
shorter turning radius. The forklift can be operated
Nomenclature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Truck, forklift, diesel. pneu-
in two-wheel or four-wheel drive, enabling it to
matic tired, 6,000 lb capacity
travel through mud, snow, sand, and up steep
at 24 inch load center
grades with equal mobility. The forklift has fording
Engine manufacturer. . . . Detroit Diesel
capability up to five foot waves. The body and forks
Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-53-N
(2) Dimensions and Weights
for the forklift may be tilted right or left in relation
Cube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,763cu ft
to the front axle. The forks are extended by
228 in.
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
hydraulically operated telescoping arms which
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  102 in.
reach out, up, or down to handle loads. A hydraulic
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  131 in.
cylinder moves the forks right or left from center to
Weight:
lift off-center loads. The forklift has expanding tube
Anthony and Athey
Empty . . . . 23,000 lb
type hydraulic brakes, hydraulically operated power
29,000 lb
Maximum
steering, and a torque converter. The maintenance
Chrysler
paragraphs of this manual contain detailed
Empty . . . 24,759 lb
Maximum . 30,759 lb
descriptions of its components.
Front wheel weights:
Empty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,645 lb
1-7. Tabluated Data
Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l6,952 lb
a. Identification. The forklift has an identification
plate mounted on the left side of the hull which

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