COMPONENTS OF END ITEM AND BASIC ISSUE ITEMS LISTS
Section I. INTRODUCTION
This appendix lists components of end item and basic issue items for the M878A1 tractor to help you inventory items
required for safe and efficient operation.
The Components of End Item and Basic Issue Items Lists are divided into the following sections:
a. Section II - Components of End Item. Not applicable.
b. Section III - Basic Issue Items. These are the minimum essential items required to place the M878A1 tractor in
operation and to operate it. Although shipped separately packaged BII must be with the tractor during operation and
whenever it is transferred between property accounts. The illustrations will assist you with hard-to-identify items. This
manual is your authority to request/requisition replacement BII, based on TOE/MTOE authorization of the end item.
EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS
The following provides an explanation of columns found in the tabular listings:
a. Column 1 - Illustration Number (Illus number). This column indicates the number of the illustration in which the
item is shown.
b. Column 2 - National Stock Number. Indicates the National stock number assigned to the item and will be used for
c. Column 3 - Description. Indicates the National item name and, if required, a minimum description to identify and
locate the item. The last line for each item indicates the Federal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) in parentheses
followed by the part number.
d. Column 4 - Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates the measure used in performing the actual operational/maintenance
function. This measure is expressed by a two- character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., ea, in, pr).
e. Column 5 - Quantity Required (Qty rqr). Indicates the quantity of the item authorized to be used with/on the