7-16. LOADING/UNLOADING ISO CONTAINER WITH M3A1 CROP
FROM PLS TRUCK (CONT).
Do not stand between the M3Al CROP and the ISO container. Ensure all personnel stand
clear of M3Al CROP when M3Al CROP is being moved. Failure to comply may result in
severe injury or death to personnel.
M3A1 CROP is designed to fit into ISO containers with a door opening of 91 inches (231
cm). If a container is more than 10 years old, the door opening may not be wide enough.
DO NOT attempt to force CROP into containers with door openings less than 91 inches
(6) Using the ground guide to assist, drive PLS backward and carefully insert rear of M3A1
CROP (2) approximately 24 inches (61 cm) into door opening of ISO container (4). Several
attempts to insert the M3A1 CROP (2) may be required because the ISO container (4) door
opening is only slightly wider than the M3Al CROP (2).
Using extreme caution to ensure rollers (3) remain inside ISO container (4), continue off-
loading stack of M3Al CROPs (2), allowing PLS truck to be pushed forward or by alter-
nately driving forward several feet, stopping, and offloading more of the M3A1 CROP (2)
into the ISO container (4), then repeating the procedure.
If M3Al CROP load is too tall to insert the load into the ISO container according to steps
(6) and (7) above, perform steps (8) through (10) below.
(8) Position ISO container loading ramps (5) (Appendix 0, paragraph 0-2) on the ground, in front
of and against the ISO container door opening so the M3A1 CROP rollers (3) can roll up the
ramp (5) and onto the ISO container (4).
Offload M3Al CROP (2) until rollers (3) are grounded in front of the ISO container loading
ramps (5) and the front of the M3A1 CROP (2) is approximately 12 inches (30 cm) from
(10) With assistant providing ground guidance, use PLS truck to push M3A1 CROP (2) up load-
ing ramps (5) and into ISO container (4) until M3Al CROP rollers (3) are inside the ISO
container (4) approximately 24 inches (61 cm).