2-16. LOADING/UNLOADING ISO CONTAINER WITH M3 CROP FROM PLS TRUCK
Position rear of PLS truck approximately 15 feet (4.6 m) from ISO container door opening.
Offload CROP (3) until bottom CROP rollers (2) are approximately 12 inches (30 cm)
from ground. Refer to TM 9-2320-364-10 for procedures to load and unload the CROP to
truck or trailer using the Load Handling System (LHS).
Do not stand between the CROP and the ISO container. Ensure all personnel stand clear of
CROP when CROP is being moved. Failure to comply may result in severe injury or death
M3 CROP is designed to fit into a door opening of 91 inches (231 cm). If a container is more
than 10 years old, the door opening may not be wide enough. DO NOT attempt to force
CROP into containers with door openings less than 91 inches (231 cm).
If CROP load is too tall to insert the load into the ISO container according to steps (5) and (6),
perform steps (7) through (9), then proceed to step (10).
Using the ground guide to assist, drive PLS backward and carefully insert rear of CROP
(3) into door opening of ISO container approximately 24 inches (61 cm). Several attempts
to insert the CROP (3) may be required because the ISO container door opening (4) is only
slightly wider than the CROP.