REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRS)
If your loader 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. If you have
Internet access, the easiest and fastest way to report problems or suggestions is to go to https://aeps.ria.army.mil/
aespublic.cfm (scroll down and choose "Submit Quality Deficiency Report" bar). The internet form lets you choose
to submit an EIR or a Product Quality Deficiency Report (PDQR). You may also submit your information using an
SF Form 368 (Product Quality Deficiency Report). You can send your SF Form 368 via mail, regular mail, or
facsimile using the addresses/facsimile numbers specified in DA PAM 750-8, TAMMS Users Manual. We will send
you a reply.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
1. CPC of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any corrosion problems with this item be
reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can be made to prevent the problem in future
2. Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation of
metals. It is commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases, or salts. An example is the rusting of
iron. Corrosion damage in metals can be seen, depending on the metal, as tarnishing, pitting, fogging, surface
3. Plastics, composites, and rubbers can also degrade. Degradation is caused by thermal energy (heat),
oxidation (oxygen), solvation (solvents), or photolytic (light, typically UV) processes. The most common
exposures are excessive heat or light. Damage from these processes will appear as cracking, softening,
swelling, and/or breaking.
4. SF Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-
8, TAMMS Users Manual.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-3.
PREPARATION FOR STOWAGE OR SHIPMENT
Notify Field Maintenance to perform preparation for storage or shipment procedures.