Beware of payload movement during normal loading/unloading operations. Ensure web straps and load restraint plates are
correctly installed. The M3A1 CROP should be loaded on truck or trailer using the Load Handling System (LHS). M3A1
CROPs should be stacked using a forklift or other material handling equipment. Never walk under an M3A1 CROP when
it is being lifted, loaded or unloaded. The M3A1 CROP deck is not capable of holding a forklift. Do not drive a forklift on
the deck while loading cargo; load from the side.
For information concerning the warranty, contact the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-LC-CHHE, Warren, MI 48397-5000 or telephone DSN 786-6967 or Area Code (586) 574-6967.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRs).
If your M3A1 CROP needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what
you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design. Put it on an SF Form 368 (Product Qual-
ity Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E-
PQDR, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We will send you a reply. For those with access to the World Wide Web (www), the EIR
can be submitted through the Army Electronic Product Support (AEPS) web site. The site is https://aeps.ria.army.mil.
QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC).
If there are any Quality Assurance/Quality Control problems with the M3A1 CROP, put the problem on an SF Form 368
(Product Quality Deficiency Report) and mail it to us at: U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command,
ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E-PQDR, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We will send you a reply. For those with access to the World
Wide Web (www), the QDR can be submitted through the Army Electronic Product Support (AEPS) web site. The site is
The following abbreviations are used extensively throughout this manual:
Additional Authorization List
Basic Issue Items
Basis of Issue
Contractor and Government Entity
Components of End Item
Container Roll-In/Out Platform
ISO-Compatible Palletized Flatrack
International Standards Organization
Load Handling System
National Stock Number
Palletized Load System
Palletized Load System Trailer
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability
Trailer Interface Kit
Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment
Unit of Issue
Unit of Measure