For loading and transporting a single loaded or unloaded M3A1 CROP on truck or trailer, the A-frame assembly
must be secured in the raised position. Refer to TM 9-2320-364-10 for procedures to load and unload the M3A1
CROP to truck or trailer using the Load Handling System (LHS).
7-14. STACKING/LOADING M3A1 CROP
ON PLS TRUCK.
M3A1 CROPs must be empty when stacked. Attempting to stack loaded M3A1
CROPs could cause serious injury or death to personnel.
Always lift a stack of M3A1 CROPs by connecting to the bottom M3A1 CROP, either
by overhead MHE or forklift. Failure to comply may result in severe injury to person-
nel or damage to equipment.
Front load restraint plates must be stowed and rear load restraint plates must be low-
ered prior to stacking.
Stacked CROPs cannot be properly inserted into ISO container until rear MIL-STD-
209 multi-purpose provision rings are in stowed (horizontal) position and rear restraint
plates are lowered.
Ensure all tiedown rings are in their lowest position prior to stacking.
Six M3A1 CROPs loaded on PLS truck is maximum if legal height requirement must
M3A1 CROPs may be stacked either on the ground or on the truck.
The LHS can load PLS truck or trailer with M3A1 CROP stacked with 5 more M3A1
There must be at least one empty M3A1 CROP loaded on truck using the PLS.
Two people are required for stacking/loading M3A1 CROPs.