a. DA Form 4895, Equipment Preservation Data Sheets, documents in detail preparation for shipment and
storage. Along with MIL-U-62038, the data sheets provide specific equipment processing instructions. The
data sheets can be obtained from AMSTA-TR/E-HTV, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Com-
mand, Warren, Michigan 48397-5000; commercial telephone number (810) 574-8317. Refer to FM 55-21,
TM 55-2200-001-12, and TM 743-200-1 for additional instructions on processing, storage, and shipment of
b. Vehicles shipped on flatcars require wheel blocking in accordance with the Association of American Railroads'
rules governing the loading of commodities on open-top cars.
Vehicles that have been removed from storage for shipment do not have to be reprocessed if they will reach their
destination within the administrative storage period. Reprocess only if inspection reveals any corrosion or if in-
transit weather conditions make it necessary.
d. When a vehicle is received and has already been processed for domestic shipment, as indicated on DD Form
1397, the vehicle does not have to be reprocessed for storage unless corrosion and deterioration are found
during the inspection upon receipt. List, on an SF Form 364, all discrepancies found because of poor
preservation, packaging, packing, marking, handling, loading, storage, or excessive preservation. Repairs that
cannot be handled by the receiving unit must have tags attached listing needed repairs. A report of these
conditions will be submitted by the Unit Commander for action by an ordnance maintenance unit.
Install hitch pins.
Both hitch pins are installed the same way. Road side is shown.
Remove safety pin (1) from lock pin (2).
Remove lock pin (2) from hitch pin (3).
Remove hitch pin (3) from bracket (4).