Do not attempt to pull CROP completely out of container using a forklift unless there is a ramp
for the rollers to roll down. Attempting such a move will rip the bumpers off as the weight of
the CROP is suspended by the bumpers on the container door sill.
Drive forklift (3) in reverse and pull M3A1 CROPs (2) until rollers are approximately 10
inches (25 cm) from door opening of ISO container (1).
Lower M3A1 CROP (2), resting the front of the M3A1 CROP on the ground.
Reposition forklift (3), and lift M3A1 CROP (2) from side.
Using forklift (3) lateral movement, remove M3A1 CROP (2) from ISO container (1).
Preparation for Storage.
Refer to AR 750-1 for administrative storage procedures. If short-term storage is indi-
cated, go to step (2).
Solvent cleaning compound (MIL-PRF-680) can cause eye and skin irritation. Wear
protective rubber gloves and chemical splash goggles or faceshield to avoid skin or
eye contact. Use in a well ventilated area. First aid for skin contact: remove any con-
taminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. First aid for eye
contact: flush with water for 15 minutes or until irritation subsides. If irritation per-
sists, call a physician. If overcome by vapors, move from exposed area and call a phy-
sician. In case of ingestion, do not induce vomiting, call a physician immediately.
Use solvent cleaning compound (Item 3, Appendix E) to clean or wash grease or oil from
all metal parts. All surfaces must be clean to ensure removal of soil, grease or residues.
After cleaning, use water to rinse M3A1 CROP.
Perform the Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services in Tables 7-1 and 9-1.