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NEWS | Feb. 6, 2024

PLS: M6 Dump Body Sideboard Tip

BLUF: Source local wood when replacing the PLS M6 dump body sideboards

Soldier ground guides a palletized load system vehicle
Photo by Sgt. Luther Talks

Dear Half-Mast,

We’re looking for the NSN to order the wood sideboards on our PLS M6 dump body. Can you help us out?

​Mr. H.M.O.

Dear Sir,

The wooden sideboards are shown as Item 3 in Fig 2 of TM 9-3990-259-13&P (Jun 07). However, the SMR code is MFFZZA. The MF means there is no NSN and you’ll have to order using the part number and CAGE.

Since these are simple wood boards, it’s easier and faster to purchase the wood locally. Just make sure the wood meets the MM-L-751 specs in the TM. And make sure you follow your unit's SOP when it comes to local purchases.

Cut the boards to 6 inches wide x 2 inches thick x 8 feet and 1-3/4 inches long like it says on Page 3-98 of the TM.

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