1. This manual describes the operator, organizational, direct, and support operations and maintenance,
including repair parts and special tools lists for:
Semitrailer, Flatbed: Breakbulk/Container Transporter, 34 Ton, M872A4
2. Throughout the manual, the terms "curbside" and "roadside" are used to describe views of the
semitrailer. As viewed from the rear, curbside is the right side and the roadside is the left side.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by
DA PAM 738-751, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-6.
Limited Structural Warranty: Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. warrants each new trailer structure manufactured by
us to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal usage and service for a period of five (5)
years after delivery of the trailer to the customer. Warranty coverage will be in accordance with the schedule
below. Trailer structure shall be considered the framework of the trailer (gooseneck, main frame and/or rear
frame) which is fabricated by Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. This warranty is not transferable.
Structural Warranty Coverage Schedule: Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. shall bear that portion of the cost of
repairing or replacing any trailer structure found to be defective within the five year warranty period based on
the following schedule:
Up to One year: 100%, One - Two Years: 80% Two - Three years: 60% Three - Four Years: 40%
Four - Five Years: 20%
Warranty of Other Talbert Manufacturing, Inc., Manufactured Components: Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.
warrants other Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. manufactured components of its trailers (other than the trailer
structure), for a period of one (1) year after delivery of the trailer to the customer. Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.
makes no warranty of loading ramps, or of components supplied by other manufacturers and suppliers of
components or accessories. Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. will assign to the customer any warranty rights it
receives from the component manufacturer or supplier. Please contact your dealer in the event of a problem with
the trailer or its components. In general, components will be subject to the manufacturers warranties.
Wear parts, including tires, light bulbs, brake lining and flooring: Are not warranty items.