188.8.131.52.2 Repair parts, technical publications, and maintenance tools.
Repair parts and technical publications shall be preserved as specified for
level A. Maintenance tools do not require preservation but shall be placed in
184.108.40.206.3 Other components. Preservation of other components not
specifically mentioned herein shall be limited to that protection deemed
necessary by the contractor to provide protection against deterioration and
damage from the contractor to the initial destination. The contractor's
standard practice is acceptable when it fulfills these requirements.
Packing shall be level A, B, or C, as specified (see 6.2).
5.3.1 Level A. Each complete auger with the consolidated items shall be
packed in a crate conforming to MIL-C-104, type I or II, class 1 or 2, style A.
The consolidation containers shall be secured to the auger or to the crate
base. The components shall be arranged within the crate in a manner to provide
maximum compactness, low center of gravity, and in a manner that void spaces are
held to a minimum. The contents shall be blocked, braced, and anchored in
accordance with MIL-STD-1186 and the appendix to the crate specification.
5.3.2 Level B. Each complete auger with the consolidated items shall be
packed in a conforming to MIL-C-3774, type I, style A. The consolidated
containers shall be secured to the auger or to the crate base. The components
shall be arranged within the crate in a manner to provide maximum compactness,
low center of gravity, and in a manner that void spaces are held to a minimum.
The contents shall be blocked, braced, anchored, and protected with a shroud in
accordance with MIL-STD-1186.
5.3.3 Level C. Each complete auger shall be packed to assure carrier
acceptance and safe delivery to destination at lowest rating. Containers and
packing shall comply with Uniform Freight Classification rules or National Motor
Freight Classification rules. Loose or unit packed components shall be secured
to the auger or to the base of the container in a manner so as not to increase
Marking for shipment and storage shall be in accordance with
5.5 Depreservation guide. Two depreservation guides, DA Form 2258, shall be
completed for each item in accordance with instructions on the form. One copy
of the completed form shall be placed in a waterproof envelope marked
"Depreservation Guide" and the envelope shall be attached to the operator
controls. The other copy shall be placed in the package of technical manuals
and the package marked to show that the depreservation guide is inside.
6.1 Intended use. The earth auger is intended for use in the rapid boring of
holes in earth, and when equipped with pole-setting and wire-reeling equipment
may be used as a maintenance unit on communication lines and power lines*