THEORY OF OPERATION AND EQUIPMENT DATA (Contd)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF DATA PLATES
ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION DATA (IUID) PLATES
Item Unique Identification Data (IUID) is an asset identification system implemented by the
Department of Defense (DoD) to uniquely identify assets. Assets are distinguished from one another by the
assignment of a unique identifier encoded in a bar code placed on the item. An item unique identifier is
only assigned to a single item and is never reused. Once assigned to an item the IUID is never changed,
even if the item is modified or re-engineered.
IUID is physically marked on assets using a two-dimensional (2D) data matrix symbol. The IUID shall
be applied directly to the surface of the item or shall be applied to an identification plate, tag, or label
securely fastened to the item. The data matrix symbol is machine-readable the same way a bar code is
read. Your equipment may or may not be equipped with an IUID depending on when it was put into the
Locations and descriptions of data plates and decals found on CBT and REB units are provided under
this heading. If any data plate or decal is worn, broken, unreadable, painted over, or missing, it must be
replaced; notify your supervisor.
For data plates and decals pertaining to operation of the basic
HEMTT vehicle, refer to TM 9-2320-279-14&P.
LHS DATA PLATES AND DECALS
WORK LIGHT -- This decal, located inside cab on side panel of heater compartment, identifies
switch for operating LHS work light and spotlight.
MULTILIFT, MK VI LHS -- This decal, located inside cab on top panel of LHS control box, or on
top of shift console on late model CBTs, identifies switches and indicator lights for LHS operation.
HIGH IDLE -- This data plate, located inside cab on top panel of heater compartment, identifies
switch for increasing engine idle speed prior to LHS operation.
CAUTION (high idle) -- This decal, located inside cab on top of shift console, is a reminder to turn
off HIGH IDLE switch before engaging transmission.
WARNING (LHS function) -- This decal (not shown), located on driver's side of cab control box,
warns not to use LHS for any function other than lifting palletized loads and bridge equipment.