Prior to and during any load or unload cycle, all personnel should stay clear of
the LHS and the BAP or serious injury or death to personnel could result.
Trailer wheels must be chocked during transfer operations or serious injury or
death to personnel could result.
To avoid damage to equipment during transfer operations, make sure trailer
drawbar extension is retracted and on the ground, centered forward of the
trailer. Make sure drawbar and drawbar extension are properly positioned
(refer to TM 9-2330-385-14).
Make sure air lines and cables are properly stowed, to prevent damage to
equipment (refer to TM 9-2330-385-14).
Both trailer bumper points must be under truck bump plate, and at least one
trailer bumper point must contact bump plate. Trailer bumper point not
contacting Transporter bumper stop cannot exceed 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) or the
BAP will miss main rail guides and damage to equipment may result.
During all Transporter operations, the operator will drive and be responsible for the
operation of the LHS cab control box. The assistant acts as a ground guide and will
be responsible for directing the operator using hand signals, operating the remote
control unit and winch, and assisting the operator as needed.
a. Check transfer site for 22 feet (6.7 m) overhead clearance, ground firmness, and level ground.
If the BAP is loaded, make sure load is properly secured.
When operating Transporter with palletized load system (PLS) trailer, the
heaviest loaded BAP must always be placed on the Transporter; otherwise,
adverse handling and/or braking may result, causing injury or death to personnel.
Make sure trailer air system is charged before beginning transfer, or trailer locks
may not engage properly. Serious injury or death to personnel could result.
Air pressure in trailer air system must be sufficient to retract trailer locks or
damage to trailer locks may occur while attempting to load the BAP on trailer.
If air pressure is not sufficient, use truck to charge trailer air system using trailer
air-charging hose. If air system cannot retract trailer locks, use manual trailer
lock retract procedure (refer to TM 9-2330-385-14).
Make sure both trailer locks are fully retracted or damage to equipment may