Section I. GENERAL
instructions on destruction of equipment to prevent enemy
a. This manual is published for the use of the personnel
1-2. Forms and Records
to whom the Essick Company Model VR55TM Roller is
Maintenance forms, records and reports, which are to be
issued. It contains information on the operation and
used by maintenance personnel at all maintenance levels
organizational, direct and general support maintenance of
are listed in and prescribed by TM 38-750.
1-3. Reporting of Errors
b. Numbers in parentheses on illustrations indicate
Report of errors, omissions, and recommendations for
quantity. Numbers preceding callouts on illustrations
improving this publication by the individual user is
indicate the preferred maintenance sequence.
encouraged. Reports should be submitted on DA Form
c. Refer to TM 740-90-1 (Administrative Storage of
2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications) and
Equipment) for information and instructions pertaining to
forwarded direct to the Commanding General, U. S. Army
organizational administrative storage.
Mobility Equipment Command, ATTN: AMSME-MPP,
d. Refer to TM 750-244-3 (Procedures for Destruction
4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 63120.
of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use) for information and
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
(1) Identification Plate - specifies the nomenclature,
manufacturer's name and serial number, contract number
The Essick Model VR55TM Roller is a single, smooth
and FSN number. It is located on right side of lower front
drum, vibratory towed vehicle, designed to compact soil
to high density. It is powered by a 10 H. P. Military
Standard Gasoline Engine Model 2A042-3. Vibrations are
(2) Transportation Plate-specifies the nomenclature,
delivered to the ground by a rotating eccentric shaft within
tie-downs, lifting eyes, overall length, height and width,
the drum. The vibrations are isolated from the main
shipping weight and cubage. It is located on right side of
frame by use of two large rubber mounts. The roller has a
front draw bar with adjustable front towing hitch.
(3) Instruction Plate - specifies the procedure for
1-5. Differences in Models
starting and operation of controls, It is located on top of
This manual covers the Essick Model VR55TM only.
1-6. Identification and Tabulated Data
(4) Engine Plate - located on the engine's air shroud
a. Identification. The roller has four identification and
(fig. 1-1). This
is a Military Standard Engine (TM 5-2805-
258-14 for further information).