STACKING/LOADING M3 CROP ON PLS TRAILER.
Stacking/Loading and Unstacking/Unloading.
Procedures for stacking and unstacking CROPs on PLS truck or trailer are the same.
Refer to TM 9-2320-364-10 for procedures to load and unload CROP to truck or trailer
using the Load Handling System (LHS).
Once CROPs are stacked on PLS truck, they are off-loaded onto PLS trailer using the
following procedure in the use of the Trailer Interface Kit (TIK).
Remove left- and right-side parts of the Trailer Interface Kit (TIK) from their storage location on
the PLST or unpin and remove the TIK ramps from the stowage location on top of the M3 CROP (S/N SC09001 and
Inspect for any damage to TIK parts and where they are to be positioned on the trailer for any dam-
age or dirt that might prevent proper seating and use of the TIK.
There are both left-side and right-side parts of the TIK. In order for them to operate
properly, they must be engaged on the proper side.
To ensure proper engagement and operation of the TIK, the following installation
instructions must be followed.
Secure right-side part of the TIK to right-rear corner of trailer frame bed as follows:
Position TIK part with sloped portion (1) facing forward on the trailer frame bed, toward the
With squared back portion (2) of the TIK part flush against and contacting the rear-most
portion of the trailer frame, engage hook portion (3) over inboard trailer guide rail.
Repeat step c for left-side part of TIK.
Ensure both right-side and left-side TIK parts are securely installed.
Follow instructions in TM 9-2320-364-10 to off-load CROPs from PLS truck.