LOADING AND UNLOADING ABLE PAYLOADS
The following procedures provide instructions for loading and unloading an able
payload (M1 Series Main Battle Tank) on the M1000 Semitrailer coupled to a U.S.
Army M1070 or M911 tractor or to a U.S. Marine Corps MK 48/16 tractor. The
M1070 tractor is illustrated as the prime mover throughout these instructions.
Operations unique to the M1070 tractor will be identified and/or referenced to the
applicable Operating Instructions technical manual (TM). Operations unique to the
M911 or MK 48/16 tractor will be identified and/or referenced to the applicable
Operating Instructions TM.
a. Loading an able payload. To load an able payload, proceed as follows:
(1) Start tractor per applicable tractor Operating Instructions TM.
(2) On M1070 tractor, set central tire inflation system (CTIS) switch (1) to setting for expected road/terrain
conditions and allow tractor to sit until selected CTIS indicator (2) remains lit for that CTIS setting.