7-14. STACKING/LOADING M3A1 CROP ON PLS TRUCK (CONT).
(1) For the M3A1 CROP upon which another is being stacked (bottom M3Al CROP), push up
and turn handle (1) on all four comer twistlocks (2) to the UNLOCKED position. The twist-
locks raised to the UNLOCKED position act as guides for M3A1 CROP being stacked (top
(2) Remove three web straps (3) from stowage boxes (4) located in the deck of the last M3A1
CROP to be stacked (the one which will end up on top).
Ensure web straps are wrapped a minimum of three times around ratchet of web strap.
Failure to comply may result in web strap being released and M3A1 CROP may fall,
causing severe injury or death to personnel.
One M3A1 CROP weighs 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg). Six M3A1 CROPs weigh 24,000 lbs
(10,909 kg). Ensure all personnel stand clear when M3A1 CROP is being moved.
Failure to comply may result in severe 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.
(3) On each M3Al CROP to be stacked, ensure A-frame assembly (5) is in the lowered position.