Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-10. EQUIPMENT CHA RACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES.
Characteristics. The Laundry Unit is to be used in the field to provide troop units and hospitals with field
laundry service. The Laundry Unit is mounted on a tandem-wheel trailer.
Capabilities and Features.
Capable of providing washing and drying 120 pounds (54 kg) of cotton, woolen, and durable
press items in one hour, with two operators.
Powered by a generator.
Designed to pump water from an available source (e.g. lake, river, or stream).
Heat water to desired temperature for washing laundry.
Extract water from clothes in the extractor.
Completely dries washed and extracted laundry in the dryer.
The Laundry Unit can also be used for the decontamination of personnel clothing from chemical
and bacteriological warfare agents and radioactive materials.
1-11. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS.
Over Pack. To provide room for all operating components, material is stored in layers inside the Laundry
Unit during transportation and storage. The following figure describes major components which can be
identified after unpacking the unit.
Laundry Unit Components. Refer to Figure 1-1.