SECTION IV. UNIT MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
This section presents Unit Maintenance procedures for the M3 CROP. These procedures may include servicing,
hoisting, inspection, cleaning, removal and disassembly, inspection, assembly, and installation and any procedures
needed for placing the M3 CROP or its components into service.
Servicing. The M3 CROP requires only lubrication and cleaning as service.
Hoisting Loaded M3 CROP.
M3 CROP and load weigh up to 36,250 lbs (16443 kg). Loaded M3 CROP on PLS truck
or trailer must not exceed 36,250 lbs (16443 kg). Attach suitable lifting device to avoid
serious injury or death to personnel.
(1) For other than ordinary operation, M3 CROP must be lifted with a forklift or other lifting
device. The M3 CROP is loaded on and off the Palletized Load System (PLS) Truck or the
PLS Trailer using the Load Handling System (LHS). Refer to TM 9-2320-364-10.
Do not load or unload M3 CROP with loose cargo or damage to equipment or cargo may
(2) Install web straps before lifting any load.
(3) When lifting a loaded M3 CROP using multipurpose provision rings located at front and rear
of M3 CROP, use a spreader bar if necessary to avoid damage to load.
c. Inspection of Installed Parts. Perform inspection with the item in its normally installed posi-
tion or condition, considering accessibility and visibility of the item being inspected. The purpose of the inspection
is to determine if the item is damaged or incomplete to the extent that it should be replaced/repaired.
(1) Inspect for loose, missing or damaged parts.
(2) Inspect parts for dents, holes, worn spots, scratches, marred finish, cracks, rust and corro-
(3) Look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If a bad weld
is found, notify your supervisor.