to provide the specified GVW. Except as specified in 18.104.22.168, the calculated imposed loads on
front, fourth, and rear axles shall be compared to the suspension, axle, and tire capacity ratings to
determine if those components are of adequate capacity to meet contractual requirements.
4.3.2 Road test. The first production vehicle shall be examined and road tested with payload,
by the contractor, to assure that the vehicle will operate in accordance with contractual
4.3.3 Static load test. The first production vehicle shall be subjected to an 87,000 pound load
on the fifth wheel. The vehicle shall be operated, with the 87,000 pound load, in forward and
reverse directions, over a distance of 40 feet at a speed of 10 feet per minute. At the end of this
test there shall be no evidence of failure or permanent deformation of any truck tractor
4.3.4 Production sample. Upon acceptance of the first production vehicle, it shall remain at
the manufacturing facility as a production sample, and shall be the last vehicle shipped on the
contract. The contractor shall maintain the vehicle in a serviceable condition for the duration of
4.3.5 Failure. Failure of the first production vehicle to meet requirements of the contract
shall be cause for the Government to refuse acceptance of all vehicles under contract until
corrective action has been taken.
4.4 Inspection of production vehicles. The contractor's inspection system shall, as a
minimum, assure that each vehicle conforms to the physical and dimensional requirements and is
capable of meeting performance requirements specified herein. For each vehicle under contract,
the contractor shall make available to the Government, at the point of final acceptance, his
records indicating that the servicing and adjusting required by 3.6 have been accomplished.
5.1 Vehicle processing. The vehicle shall be processed for shipment, from the manufacturer's
plant to the initial receiving activity, in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial
6.1 Intended use. The vehicle covered by this specification is intended for use by the
Government as a prime mover for missile storage-erection semitrailers.