of Bridge Transporting Trucks.
a. General. Bridge transporting trucks covered in this manual are designed to transport
bridge building equipment weighing 20,000 pounds, on highway, or 10,000 pounds
cross-country. They are equipped with removable stake racks, a tailboard roller, four side
mounted and two rear mounted manually operated winches.
Allowing the engine to run with the transmission engaged and the transfer in
NEUTRAL may cause transfer bearing failure. Always shift the transmission to
NEUTRAL when the engine is running while the truck is stationary.
b. Stake Rack Removal. For loading
extra wide material, remove some or all
stake racks as follows:
(1) Remove lever retaining pin (1) and
push stake rack locking lever (2) down to
release stake rack.
(2) Lift stake rack (4) straight up
from truck body.
(3) Repeat above steps until required
number of stake racks have been removed.
c. Loading. The most acceptable method of loading the truck is with a crane. When a crane
is not available, use the truck snatch block and winch on another truck to facilitate hand
loading as follows:
(1) Position one end of material to be
loaded on tailboard roller (5). Use ladders
(6) stowed in rear compartment (3) to assist
in loading operations,
(2) Remove turnbuckle (9) securing
snatch block in grilled window of bulkhead.
(3) Open snatch block (8) and pass
the winch cable from the other truck
through snatch block.