Section III. OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
This section contains instructions for safely operating the CBT and the BAP under usual conditions.
Unusual conditions are defined and described in Section IV.
Before operating a new or reconditioned CBT, make sure Unit maintenance services the vehicle.
Perform all Before PMCS procedures listed in Table 2-1 (p. 2-14) before operating the CBT and the BAP,
to make sure all adjustments and checks are completed.
Review all instructions in TM 9-2320-279-10 before operating the CBT.
Transporter Operations Site Survey. A site survey must be conducted to make sure the site meets the
criteria cited in the warning below.
Make sure a ground guide is used for all bridging operations. Failure to use a ground guide
could result in the Transporter crashing into an obstruction or coming in contact with power
lines, resulting in death or injury to personnel.
Before performing bridging operations, make sure a site survey is conducted, side-to-side
slope does not exceed 8 percent (5 degrees), the ground in the transport area is firm, the area
around the Transporter is free of personnel and obstructions, and overhead clearance is at
least 22 feet, 2 inches (6.7 m) above the loading area. Failure to conduct a site survey could
cause the Transporter to slip, turn over, crash into an obstruction, or come into contact with
power lines, resulting in death or injury to personnel.
Unloading the BAP without disengaging hold-down locks could result in death or injury to
personnel or damage to equipment.
Water velocity should not be greater than 8 feet (2.4 m) per second (TM 5-5420-209-12). See
page 2-64 for water velocity requirements for
all launch conditions.