SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE, AND DEMOLITION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
5-3. Loading Crane-Shovel for Shipment
When mobile equipment is being transported from place
a. Rail Shipment. Blocking, bracing, and tiedown
to place in the zone of interior, other than by it's own
of the crane and attachments shall be in accordance
locomotion, it is considered as being in administrative
with Section No. 1 (General Rules) and applicable
storage during the period of shipment. Administrative
figure(s) in Section 4 of the Association of American
storage is defined as limited storage, a storage period of
Railroads, "Rules Governing the Loading of
up to 90 days, when equipment must be preserved from
Commodities on Open Top Car."
b. Anti-Rotation Rods and Crane Cab (Swing)
5-2. Preparation for Limited Storage
Lock. Secure the crane cab (swing) lock in the locked
position to prevent displacement. The anti-rotation rods
Refer to TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage of
Equipment, for detailed instructions on preparation of
means provided to prevent nuts from working loose.
the crane-shovel basic unit for administrative storage
and maintenance during storage.
c. Movement to New Worksite.
covering move to new worksite are provided in
Section II. DEMOLITION OF MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
When capture or abandonment of the crane-shovel is
Clamshell and dragline buckets.
imminent, the responsible unit commander must make
the decision either to destroy the equipment or render it
Hook rollers and roller circle.
inoperative. Based upon this decision, orders are issued
which cover the desired extent of destruction. Whatever
Propelling gear, sprockets, crawler
method of destruction is employed, -it is essential to
sprockets, and treads.
destroy the same vital parts of all crane-shovel units and
all corresponding spare parts in the critical area. When
lack of time or personnel prevents complete destruction
5-5. Demolition to Render Crane-Shovel Inoperative
of the crane-shovel, the following priority will be used in
destruction of essential parts:
a. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Use sledge
hammers, crowbars, picks, axes, cutting, or any other
tools which may be available to demolish items in the
Engine clutch and drive sprocket,
jackshaft drive sprocket, drive pinion,
b. Demolition by Misuse.
and boom hoist mechanism.
Engine block, head, fuel injectors, and
all control mechanisms.
Machinery side frame castings.
(2) Throw sand or other abrasive material into
Boom foot connections.
engine clutch main drive chain case, jackshaft bevel
gear case, horizontal gear train, and propelling shaft oil
attachment, piledriver, crane and jib
(3) Start engine and engage clutch.
(4) Operate the front end attachment forci