229. Other Demolition Methods
If the situation prohibits employing either of the preferred methods, use the following, either singly or in combination.
a. Demolition by Weapon, Fire. Fire on the road roller with the heaviest weapons available.
b. Demolition by Scattering and Concealment. Remove all easily accessible vital parts, such as the engine
carburetor, magneto, and parts of the operating controls. Scatter these parts through dense foilage, bury them in dirt or
sand, or throw them in a lake, stream, well, or other body of water.
c. Demolition by Burning. Pack rags, clothing, or canvas under, and around the unit. Saturate this packing with
gasoline, oil, or diesel fuel and ignite.
d. Demolition by Submersion. Totally submerge the unit in a body of water to provide some water damage and
concealment. Salt water will do the greatest damage to metal parts.
e. Demolition by Misuse. Perform the steps listed below to make the unit inoperative.
(2) Throw sand or other abrasive into the transmission case, hydraulic oil tank, and engine oil pan.
(3) Start the engine and engage the gear shift lever.
(4) Drop bolts, nuts, and tools into the gear trains.
(5) Operate the unit until failure occurs.
(6) Drive the unit over a bank or into a solid object to damage it.
All operators should receive thorough training in the destruction of the road roller. Simulated destruction, using all the
methods and priorities listed above, should be included in the operators training program. It must be emphasized in
training that demolition operations are usually necessitated by critical situations, when the time available for destruction is
limited. For this reason, it is necessary that operators be thoroughly familiar with all methods of destruction and be able to
carry out demolition instructions without reference to this or any other manual.