Figure 7-17.--Drum handling equipment: (View A) Sling; (View B) Cradle attachment; (View C) Horizontal carry attachment;
(View D) Vertical carry attachment.
ROLLERS, CONVEYORS, AND CHUTES
direction in which the box is to be moved, and a roller is
placed under it. The box is then pushed forward as more
Conditions may be such that rollers conveyors, or
rollers are placed in front of it. As the box passes off a
chutes are more effective than mobile equipment or may
roller, the roller is picked up and placed in front of the
supplement mobile equipment when a deficiency of
mobile equipment exists.
A conveyor is a device for moving supplies in a
Hardwood rollers or pipes may be placed under
fixed line of travel. Two basic types of conveyors have
heavy boxes or skids so that they may be moved about in
been adopted as standard for the military departments,
a storeroom or vehicle. Two or more rollers are used,
the power-driven belt conveyor and the gravity-type
depending on the weight of the box. A hoist, lever, or
other lifting device raises the end of the box toward the
roller or wheel conveyor.