4.3.3 Compaction body. Compaction cycle time shall be measured to determine
conformance to 22.214.171.124. When specified (see 6.2), the first production vehicle shall be tested
using refuse to assure complete functional operation of the cycle of delivering refuse from the
hopper into the body, and discharging the refuse.
4.3.4 Road test. The vehicle shall be driven for a distance of not less than ten miles over
class I (concrete, asphalt, or brick) roads at maximum allowable traffic speed limits but not less
than 45 mph. The load shall be discharged and the vehicle returned to the contractor's plant.
4.3.5 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
presented to Government representatives for examination and approval.
4.3.6 Examination. When testing is completed the vehicle shall be cleaned completely.
The vehicle shall be examined for evidence of distortion malfunction, and damage. The
contractor shall be responsible for correcting defects disclosed during the operation and for
taking corrective action to prevent recurrence of such defects in subsequently furnished vehicles.
4.3.7 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 the contract.
4.3.8 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 the vehicle conforms to the physical and dimensional requirements and is
capable of meeting the performance requirements specified herein. For each vehicle under the
contract, the contractor shall make available to the Government, at the point of final acceptance,
records acceptable to the Government indicating that the servicing and adjusting required by 3.6
have been accomplished.