7-14. STACKING/LOADING M3A1 CROP ON PLS TRUCK (CONT).
M3A1 CROP weighs 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg). Ensure all personnel stand clear when M3A1
CROP is being moved. Failure to comply may result in severe injury or death to personnel.
Ensure lifting device is positioned directly over center prior to lifting M3A1 CROP off
ground. Failure to comply may result in uneven lifting. Damage to equipment may result.
With the aid of an assistant holding web strap (3), raise lifting device until M3A1 CROP
clears ground. Ensure M3A1 CROP is level.
If M3A1 CROP is not being raised level, perform Steps (9) through (11). If M3A1 CROP
is level, go on to Step (12).
If M3A1 CROP is not level, lower M3A1 CROP to ground.
(10) Shorten or lengthen two web straps (3) as required.
(11) Repeat Steps (8) through (11) until M3A1 CROP is level when raised.
Ensure M3A1 CROP twistlocks are free of snow, dirt, and debris prior to lowering M3A1
CROP being stacked or proper locking will not occur.
The twistlocks in the UNLOCKED position will guide the M3A1 CROP to the correct
position to lock the twistlocks of the bottom M3A1 CROP.
(12) Using the lifting device (8) and assistant holding web strap (3), position and lower M3A1
CROP onto M3A1 CROP with A-frame assembly in raised position or onto M3A1 CROP on
top of stack.