The M3 CROP has a total service life of 20 years which allows for extended periods of operation in a corrosive environ-
ment. A corrosive environment includes exposure to high humidity, salt spray, road-deicing chemicals, gravel, and atmo-
spheric contamination. However, because M3 CROP is completely galvanized, no action beyond normal washing and
repair of damaged areas is necessary to control corrosion. To prevent moisture accumulation, drain holes are provided on
structural and sheet metal areas where necessary. Stowage boxes are provided with drains. Lubricate the M3 CROP
according to Appendix J. Clean with high pressure water.
M3 CROP EQUIPMENT CONFIGURATION.
CROP IN STANDARD CONFIGURATION WITH END STRUCTURE IN RAISED
POSITION AND PALLETIZED LOAD SECURED WITH BII WEB STRAPS.
CROP IN PRE-STACKED CONFIGURATION WITH END STRUCTURE IN
HORIZONTAL POSITION AND BLOCKERS IN STOWED POSITIONS.