SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE AND DEMOLITION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Section I. SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
transporter for use observing all recommendations of
This section provides instructions for handling, ship-
(2) Position transporter sections at ends of Con-
ment, and limited storage of the Container, Service
tainer, Service Ward, adjacent to mobilizer brackets
(3) Position transporter brackets to connect with
Container, Service Ward.
Handling of the Container, Service Ward, may be
(4) Operate transporter according to transporter
accomplished by crane hoist hooked to the lifting eyes
manufacturer's instructions to raise Container, Ser-
on the Container, Service Ward, by fork lift or hi-
vice Ward, to towing height.
lift, by wheeled transporter; or the Container, Ser-
(5) Connect towing equipment to transporter tow
vice Ward, may be skidded for short distances. See
bar or manually move Container, Service Ward, to
points and hardware. Perform the various handling
(6) When Container, Service Ward, is in desired
operations as follows.
position, operate transporter to lower Container,
a. Hoisting. Attach a hoisting sling (7500 pound
Service Ward, then remove transporter sections.
minimum capacity) to the four lifting rings. (fig. 3-1).
d. Skidding. Attach a cable or chain sling to towing
Secure sling to a crane or other lifting device capable
rings identified on the Container, Service Ward, and
of raising a minimum of 7500 pounds and hoist to the
suitable equipment for skidding the Container, Ser-
Warning: Do not use lifting equipment with
capacity of less than 7500 pounds. Do not allow
Caution: To prevent damage to Container,
Container, Service Ward, to swing back and forth
Service Ward, skids, limit skidding of the Con-
when it is suspended. Failure to observe this warn-
tainer, Service Ward, to short distances and only
ing may result in damage to equipment or severe
over smooth level terrain.
injury or death to personnel.
of Equipment for Shipment
Caution: Do not attach hoisting sling to the
a. Inspection. Examine the Container, Service
lifting equipment in such a manner that the angle
Ward, for any unusual conditions such as damage or
between any of the hoist lines and the top of the
missing components. Inspect the Container, Service
Container, Service Ward, is less than 45 degrees.
Any angle less than 45 degrees will cause an ex-
Ward, in accordance with steps outlined in Weekly
cessive strain, which could damage the Container,
on DA Form 2404 (TM 38-750) deficiencies and short-
b. Fork Lift. Position the 7500 pound minimum
comings along with corrective action taken.
capacity fork lift at the lift points designated on the
b. Preparation for Shipment. The following shall
be performed prior to folding the Container, Service
and lift Container, Service Ward, for loading or
Ward, for shipment. Detach, disassemble, and stack
transport for short distances.
for storage all Medical Corps equipment in accord-
ance with instructions on instruction placard located
Caution: Fork extensions are required for
fork-lifting the Container, Service Ward, in order
on inside of access door. Secure equipment with
to prevent damage to the raceways located on the
applicable tiedown apparatus in accordance with in-
underside of the Container, Service Ward.
Warning: Do not use fork lifts with capacity of
c. Marking. Mark Container, Service Ward, in ac-
less than 7500 pounds. Do not allow Container,
cordance with MIL-STD-129.
Service Ward, to rock excessively on fork lift.
d. Shipment. The Container, Service Ward, maybe
Failure to observe this warning may result in dam-
transported by airplane, helicopter, ship, truck, or
age to equipment, severe injury or death to per-
train. Using the various tiedown and hoisting rings
identified on the Container, Service Ward, and shown
c. Wheeled Transporter. A wheeled transporter or
mobilizer may be attached to the Container, Service
the transport equipment. Refer to Association of
Ward, to permit towing as follows.
American Railroads Rules Governing the Loading of
(1) Separate transporter sections and prepare
Commodities on Open Top Cars (see 4, fig. 1A) for