7-17. LOADING/UNLOADING ISO CONTAINER WITH M3A1 CROP
USING FORKLIFT (CONT).
(1) Open ISO container (1) doors and secure in open position.
Steps (2) through (4) are performed on both container transport locks.
(2) Remove locking pin (6) from container transport lock (7).
(3) Retract latch (8) and shims (10) from shoring slot (9) of ISO container (1).
(4) Install locking pin (6) thru shim plates (10) and latch (8) to secure latch in fully retracted
Ensure forklift tines are horizontal or pointed slightly downward to ensure they do not
contact crossmembers or the underside of the deck when the tines are being inserted
under the M3A1 CROP or when the M3A1 CROP is being lifted from the front. Prior
to lifting, ensure the tines are in full contact with the front beam and are not contacting
crossmembers. Failure to comply may result in damage to equipment.
Ensure forklift tines are positioned to the outside of the M3A1 CROP main beams,
between the main beams and the multipurpose provision rings. Do not attempt to lift
front of M3A1 CROP with forklift tines on the inside of main beams. Failure to com-
ply may result in damage to equipment.
Lift front of M3A1 CROP (2) 3-5 inches (8-13 cm), or as much as the load will allow up to
18 inches (46 cm).