EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT REPORT AND MAINTENANCE SUMMARY (EIR MS).
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 Quality Deficiency Reports that have been prepared on the vehicles covered in this manual. Many of these articles result
from comments, suggestions, and improvement recommendations that were 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 the DA Form 2028's (Recommended Changes to
Publications), and advance information on proposed changes that may affect this manual.
In addition, the more maintenance-significant articles, including minor alterations, field-fixes, etc., that have a more
permanent and continuing need in the field are republished in the Equipment Improvement Report and Maintenance Summary
(EIR MS) for TACOM Equipment (TM 43-1043). Refer to both of these publications (TB 43 0001-39 series and TM 43-1043)
periodically, especially the TB 43 0001-39 series, for the most current and authoritative information on the equipment. The
information will help the user do a better job and will advise 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) of this manual.
The IHMEE vehicles are warranted by ADI Limited and various component equipment manufacturers. The warranty starts on
the date found in block 23 of DA Form 2408-9 in the logbook. Report all defects in material or workmanship to the supervisor,
who will take appropriate action. Refer to TB 5-2420-230-14 for more information on the warranty procedures for the IHMEE
The equipment described herein contains metric components and requires metric, common, and special tools. Therefore,
metric units and English units will be used throughout this publication. English values are listed first, with the metric
equivalent shown afterward in parentheses. An English-to-metric conversion table is included as the last page of this manual
inside the back cover.
Section II. Equipment Description and Data.
The IHMEE is a high-speed, all-terrain engineering vehicle. The IHMEE has two-wheel and four-wheel drive, and is can
travel at an average highway speed of 42 mph (68 km/h). A cold weather kit can also be fitted to allow better vehicle starting
in arctic condiditons. The vehicle has a hydraulic hose reel, Front-End Loader (FEL), and a backhoe. In addition, the FEL can