2-28. SINGLE WINCH LOADING AND UNLOADING (U.S.M.C. ONLY)
The following procedures provide instructions for loading and unloading a
disabled payload (M1 Series Main Battle Tank) on the M1000 Semitrailer coupled to
a U.S. Marine Corps HK 48/16 tractor. Refer to the applicable tractor Operating
Instructions TM for location, description, and operation of the MK 48/16 tractor cab
and winch controls.
a. Single winch loading. To perform single winch loading, proceed as follows:
(2) Aline back of tractor/semitrailer combination as close as possible to payload, approximately 15 feet (4.6m), on
ground as level as possible.
Load semitrailer on level ground whenever possible. In adverse conditions,
loading can be done on grades up to 10 percent with a maximum offset angle of 10
degrees between tractor and semitrailer. Avoid exceeding these limitations to
prevent payload from rolling on semitrailer and causing injury to personnel and
damage to equipment.
(3) Visually check tractor/semitrailer offset angle.
Make any required adjustments to tractor.
parking brakes and chock tractor wheels.
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