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TM 9-2330-394-13&P
TRAILER OPERATION - Continued
INITIAL SETUP:
Maintenance Level
References
Operator
FM 55-450-5
Towing vehicle manual.
GENERAL
The trailer must be prepared before and after each trailering operation. The paragraphs in this work
package provide the data and procedures to be used by the Operator when operating the trailer. Items
covered include loading trailer, operating trailer lights, operating trailer service brakes, towing trailer,
parking trailer, chocking trailer wheels, draining air tank, and unloading trailer.
LOADING TRAILER
WARNING
Ensure that wheels are chocked prior to loading/unloading trailer. Failure to
comply may result in serious injury or death to personnel or damage to
equipment.
Heavy objects/loads, such as tool boxes and heavy parts, must always be
positioned as low as possible in the trailer with the weight distributed as
equally as possible between left and right trailer sides. Poor weight
distribution decreases the stability of the trailer and will increase the
likelihood of a rollover. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death
to personnel.
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