PURPOSE: To provide user and support personnel supplemental operation, maintenance and repair parts
instructions that have special application to Military Adopted Commercial Items (MACI).
SCOPE: This application applies to Department of the Army units, organizations, and activities that use and/or
support the Bucket, Drag line Integrity Incorporated, Model DMD 34.
MILITARY ADOPTED COMMERCIAL ITEM (MACI). The term MACI Item" used in this publication applies to a
standard commercial item of construction equipment that has been approved and adopted by the Army for a specific TOE
requirement and is procured and supported under the CCI system plan. The plan permits maximum utilization of the
civilian construction industrys competitive research and development, manufacturers equipment publications and
commercial sources for repair parts.
DESCRIPTION: The Drag line Bucket has no closing mechanism. It is a single unit shaped in the form of a scoop
which, under direct pull, scoops material into the bucket. Balance design type of operation and the capacity of the crane,
will determine the amount of efficiency provided to the user. Operating efficiency is also determined by the working radius,
boom length, type of crane mounting, and engine capacity.
OPERATIONAL CONCEPT: The Drag line Bucket, with spreader bar and chains, is designed to be used with cranes
with lattice or solid type booms and having a minimum capacity of 12 1/2 tons for excavation and dredging projects. It is
portable and is used by engineer construction support companies and engineer port construction companies.
EQUIPMENT PUBLICATIONS: Initial publications are a commercial manual and Supplemental Operating,
Maintenance and Repair Parts Instructions (SOMARPI). Two manuals will be over packed with each end item. (See
Appendix E). Department of the Army publications will be forthcoming and will be available through the normal
publications supply channels.