4.3 First production vehicle inspection. The first vehicle produced under the contract shall
be inspected by the contractor at his plant under the direction and in the presence of Government
representatives. The purpose of the inspection shall be to determine vehicle conformance to the
contract. Acceptance of the first production vehicle shall not constitute a waiver by the
Government of its rights under the provisions of the contract.
* 4.3.1 Vehicle weight. The first production vehicle shall be weighed to determine the curb
weight and distribution of the curb weight on the front and rear axles. The total imposed loading
on front and rear axles will be computed by the contractor and verified by the Government, using
the curb weight, the operator weight of 175 pounds, and the payload required to provide the
specified GVW. The calculated imposed loads on the front and rear axles shall be compared to
the suspension, axle, and tire load capacity ratings to determine if these components are of
adequate capacity to meet contractual requirements.
4.3.2 Road test. The first production vehicle shall be examined and road tested
(less payload) by the contractor. The road test shall be for not less than 10 miles at speeds up to
* 4.3.3 Truck body treatment and painting. The certification regarding the body cleaning,
treating, prime painting and salt spray resistance testing, as required by MIL-STD-1223, shall be
made to the Government representatives at the first production vehicle inspection.
* 4.3.4 Equipment operation. All equipment on the body shall be functionally tested less
material in the material sprayer, to determine conformance to requirements specified herein.
4.3.5 Production sample. Upon acceptance of the first production vehicle, it shall remain at
the manufacturing facility as a production sample, and be the last vehicle shipped on the
contract. The contractor shall maintain the vehicle in a serviceable condition for the duration of
4.3.6 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.