EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT REPORT AND MAINTENANCE DIGEST (EIR MD)
The quarterly Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Digest, TB 43-0001-39 series, contains valuable field
information on the equipment covered in this manual. The information in the TB 43-0001-39 series is compiled from some
of the Equipment Improvement Reports that you prepared on the vehicles covered in this manual. Many of these articles
result from comments, suggestions, and improvement recommendations that you submitted to the EIR program. The TB
43-0001-39 series contains Information on equipment improvements, minor alterations, proposed Modification Work
Orders (MWO's), warranties (if applicable), actions taken on some of your DA Form 2028's (Recommended Changes to
Publications), and advance information on proposed changes that may affect this manual. The information will help you in
doing your job better and will help in keeping you advised of the latest changes to this manual. Also, refer to DA PAM 310-
1 (Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms) and Appendix A, References (page A-1), of this manual.
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Refer to TM 740-90-1 for instructions on the administrative storage of Army materiel. Refer to Section XXV, Preparation
for Storage and Shipment (page 2-1897) for special instructions for loader backhoe storage.
QUALITY ASSURANCEI/QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC)
Make sure that you do all your work with quality of workmanship in mind. Use the following check list as a guide:
Always use the right tool for the job.
Make sure that calibration stickers on test equipment are current, not out of date.
Fill out all required forms and make sure all in-time inspections are properly stamped.
Have all your work checked by your supervisor.
If you have any doubts about performing a maintenance task, notify your supervisor.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR's)
If your loader backhoe needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us
what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. Put it on an SF 368
(Product Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Attn.: AMSTA-
MP, Warren, MI, 48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.