2.3 Order of precedence. In the event of a conflict between the text of this
specification and the references cited herein, the text of this specification
shall take precedence.
3.1 Description. The spreader shall consist of a receiving hopper with
operators platform, a feed roll with drive mechanism, an adjustable discharge
gate and control mechanism, rubber-tired support wheels, a coupling and truck
hitch, and a removable transport assembly.
3.2 First article. When specified (see 6.2), a sample shall be subjected to
first article inspection (see 4.3 and 6.3). Any changes or deviations of the
spreader from the approved first article during production will be subject to
the approval of the contracting officer. Approval of the first article will not
relieve the contractor of his obligation to furnish the spreader conforming to
3.3 Safety. All reciprocating, rotating, or moving parts of equipment shall
be guarded when such parts are exposed to contact by personnel or otherwise
create a hazard. All platforms, steps, and ladder rungs shall have antiskid
surfaces. Spreader shall comply with all applicable FMCSR and FMVSS.
3.4 Material. Material shall be as specified herein. Materials not specified
shall be selected by the contractor and shall be subject to all provisions of
3.4.1 Material deterioration and control. The spreader shall be fabricated
from compatible materials that are inherently corrosion resistant or treated in
order to provide protection against the various forms of corrosion and deterior-
ation that may be encountered in any of the applicable operation or storage
environment to which the item may be exposed.
126.96.36.199 Dissimilar metals. Dissimilar metals shall not be used in intimate
contact with each other unless protected against galvanic corrosion. Dissimilar
metals and methods of protection are defined and detailed in MIL-STD-889.
188.8.131.52 Identification of materials and finishes. The contractor shall
identify the specific material, material finish or treatment for use with
components and sub-components, and shall make information available, upon
request, to the contracting officer or the designated representative (see 6.2).
184.108.40.206 Recovered materials. For the purpose of this requirement, recovered
materials are those materials which have been collected from solid waste and
reprocessed to become a source of raw materials, as distinguished from virgin
raw materials. The components, pieces and parts incorporated in the spreader
may be newly fabricated from recovered materials to the maximum extent
practicable, provided the spreader produced meets all other requirements of this
specification. Used, rebuilt or remanufactured components, pieces and parts
shall not be incorporated in the spreader,