Lesson 4/Learning Event 2
Learning Event 2
CAPABILITIES OF LAYDOWN AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT
The capabilities and specifications for laydown and maintenance equipment used in road and
airfield construction are found in TM 5-337 and TM 5-331D. Some of the equipment used is
The rotary sweeper is used to remove the dust from the surface of the existing pavements prior to
The asphalt distributor is a truck-mounted unit consisting of a 1500 gallon tank, an open flame
heating system, an asphalt pump, a low pressure air blower, and a circulating and spraying
The asphalt finisher receives hot or cold bituminous- mix and places it to the desired thickness
and cross section.
Asphalt Kettle, 165 Gallon
The asphalt kettle is used primarily in patching and maintenance operations.
*NOTE: Extreme caution must be exercised while heating asphalt to prevent fire
and explosion damage to equipment.