TEST METHOD NO. 1
Layout of course. The test course shall be set up equivalent to
the provisions of figure A-1. Aisle widths shall not exceed the
dimensions shown in table A-I. The course perimeter shall be
demarcated with suitable barriers or indicators. Rubber pylons or
other suitable marking shall be placed on all comer and other
critical points to assist in keeping the truck being tested within
the course limits.
Aisle widths for test course (FT).
Obstacle inclusion. The obstacle test shall be set up in
accordance with provisions of figure A-2 or A-3, as applicable, as
a Part of the test course. Iron, wood, cement or steel blocks
may be used. A guideline 15 feetm) long shall be provided
to the left of the centerline of the course and parallel to it.
The inner edge of this guideline shall be at a distance from the
course centerline equal to one-half of the truck width or one-half
of the load width (whichever is greater) plus 6 inches (152 mm).
This spacing and arrangement will allow the left wheels of the
truck under test to pass over the first block and then the right
wheels to pass over the second block while the truck is moving
forward in a straight line parallel to the guideline.
Ramp inclusion. The course shall include a ramp constructed in
accordance with the provisions of figure A-4.
Course surface. The course shall be paved with a material having
a road resistance of approximately 30-50 pounds per ton. It shall
be dry, clean and free of any nonplanned obstacles or foreign
material while conducting the endurance test.
Pallet areas. Pallet loads in the first pallet area shall be
stacked in accordance with figure A-S or A-6, as applicable. They
shall be placed 2 inches (51 mm) apart in a direction parallel to,
and touching in a direction perpendicular to, the axis of the test