suitable container and secured to the
If temperatures below -25 are
expected, antifreeze conforming to
Specification MIL-C-11755 shall be
Loading Equipment for Shipment
used in its undiluted condition.
a. Construct a ramp of suitable material as
g. Lubrication Systems. Check level of lubricant.
illustrated on figure 4 and back the crane-shovel on a
Operate the engines at a fast idle until lubricant has
flatcar or trailer. Block and secure the crane-shovel as
been circulated throughout the system.
illustrated on figure 4. If the crane-shovel is on a flatcar,
h. Sealing of Openings. Openings that will permit
cover red and amber lamps and reflectors with pressure
the direct entry of water into the interior of the gasoline
sensitive tape conforming to Specification PPP-T-60,
engine-driven equipment, starting motor, etc., shall be
type III, class 1.
sealed with pressure-sensitive tape conforming to
b. If a loading ramp or material is not available and
Specification PPP-T-60, type III, Class 1.
a suitable lifting device is used, the equipment shall be
i. Fuel Tanks. If the fuel tank is empty, it will be
loaded as follows:
(1) Attach a cable sling into the lifting eyes.
conforming to MIL-L-21260. It is not required to drain
the tank of operating fuels.
(2) Lift the crane shovel and center it on the
j. Exterior Surfaces. Coat exposed machined
ferrous metal surfaces with preservative (P-6)
(3) Remove the cable sling from the lifting
eyes. Block and secure the crane shovel
preservative is not available, cup grease may be used.
k. Marking. Shall conform to MIL-STD-129.
Preparation of Equipment for Storage
l. Batteries and Cables.
Batteries shall be
secured in the battery compartment. Battery shall be
filled and fully charged. Cables shall be disconnected,
a. General. Detailed instructions for preservation
ventholes sealed, and all terminals wrapped and
and maintaining equipment in limited storage are
secured with type III, class 1 pressure-sensitive tape
outlined in this paragraph. Limited storage is defined as
conforming to Specification PPP-T-60.
storage not to exceed 6 months. Refer to AR 743-505.
m. Pneumatic Tires. Tires shall be inflated to their
normal required operating pressure.
n. Air Cleaners. Drain the air cleaners and seal all
openings that permit the direct entry of water.
o. Disassembly, Disassembled Parts, Basic Issue
(1) Disassembly shall be limited to the
i. Fuel Tanks. Tanks will be drained and sprayed
components that tend to increase the
overall profile of the equipment and that
(2) Disassembled items shall be packed with
the publications in the toolbox if possible.
Otherwise, items will be packed in a