c. Acceptance Date. The date an item of equipment is accepted into the Army' inventory by the execution
of the Acceptance block and signing of a DD Form 250 or approved acceptance document, by an authorized
representative of the Government.
d. Contractor. The supplier of equipment who enters into an agreement directly with the Government to furnish
e. Correction. The elimination of a defect.
f. Defect. Any condition or characteristic in any supplies furnished by the contractor/hat does not otherwise
function or threatens not to function as intended.
g. Failure. A part, component, or end item that fails to perform its intended use.
h. Manufacturer's Recall.
(1) Safety Recall. An item is recalled to repair or replace a defective part or assembly which may affect safety.
(2) Service Recall. An item is recalled to repair or replace a defective part(s) or assembly which does not affect
the safe use of this item.
i. Owning Unit. The Army unit authorized to operate, maintain and use the equipment.
j. Reimbursement. A written provision in this warranty in which the Using/Support Unit may make the necessary
repairs, with or without prior approval from the contractor, and the Government will be reimbursed for the repair parts
and labor costs.
k Repair. A maintenance action required to restore an item to serviceable condition without affecting the warranty.
I. Supplies. The end item and all assemblies/parts furnished by the contractor.
m. Supporting Repair Facility. The repair activity authorized to accomplish warrantable repairs at the
appropriate level of maintenance identified in the Maintenance Allocation Chart.
n. WARCO. Serves as the intermediary between the troops owning the equipment and the local dealer,
contractor or manufacturer. All warranty claim actions will be processed through the WARCO.
o. Warranty. A written agreement between a contractor and the Government which outlines the rights and
obligations of both parties for defective supplies.
p. Warranty Claim. Action started by the equipment user for authorized warranty repair or reimbursement.
q. Warranty Expiration Date. The date the warranty is no longer valid. This date will be twelve (12) months from
the Government acceptance date.
r. Warranty Period. Time during which the warranty is in effect. Normally measured as the maximum numb her
of years, months, days, miles, or hours used.
s Warranty Start Date. The date the warranty is put into effect (Government Acceptance).
a. This bulletin applies to the following:
Truck, PLS, w/Crane
Truck, PLS, w/o Crane
These items are manufactured by Oshkosh Truck Corporation, under contract #DAAE07-90C-R035 and #DME07-95-
C-R044. Inquiries to Oshkosh can be made by calling (414) 235-9151, ext. 2681, or FAX (414) 233-9607.
b. The contractor warrants the supplies are free from defects in design, material, and workmanship for a
period of twelve (12) months from warranty start date.
c. If a Safety Recall defect occurs during the vehicle warranty period, the contractor agrees to extend the terms of
the warranty to the time required to make necessary safety defect corrections. Also, if the contractor or his supplier(s)
provide a greater warranty for the supplies furnished, the contractor will provide the greater warranty to the
d If a defect/failure is caused by or falls within any of the following categories, it is not considered warrantable and
a claim should not be initiated:
(1) Misuse or negligence
(6) Improper or insufficient maintenance service
(7) Improper alterations or repairs
(3) Improper operation
(8) Defect/failure discovered or occurring after warranty expiration date
(4) Improper storage
(9) Fair wear and tear items (brake shoes, pads, armatures, brushes, etc.).
(5) Improper transport.
e. In addition to the 12 month warranty, the vehicles and flatrack will be warranted for a total service life