(3) Cargo weighing up to the capacity of the cargo pallet which cannot be loaded in accordance with (1)
or (2) above can be loaded only after cribbing has been arranged to distribute the load as uniformly as possible
over the entire deck area. The balance must be maintained in the center of the pallet.
(4) Racks may be fabricated from standard 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm) timbers with or without planks and
installed in the stake pockets to help retain loose cargo and bulk materials such as sand and gravel. If racks
are not used while carrying sand or gravel, the stake pockets should be plugged. Plug recessed tiedowns to
prevent loss of material. Clean recessed tiedowns and stake pockets after carrying dirt, sand or gravel.
2-4. Cargo Tiedown. The pallet has 24 tiedown hooks around the perimeter of the deck and 6 recessed
tiedown links in the deck for use in securing cargo. Stakes or racks may be fabricated and installed in the stake
pockets around the perimeter of the deck to help retain loose or bulk cargo. Nets or canvas may be used to
secure and protect cargo. Ropes should be run fore, aft, laterally and diagonally over the cargo to securely tie
and anchor the cargo to the tiedown hooks and recessed tiedown links. Do not secure tiedown ropes, net or
canvas to stakes or racks. The cargo must be secured so that no shifting will occur during retrieval, transport
and launching of the pallet. Shifting of cargo during transport may hamper launching of the pallet at its
destination. Due to the variety of cargo configurations which may be transported on the pallet, detailed
instructions on securing cargo are not given. Good judgment and experience must dictate when the cargo is
2-5. Pallet Retrieval.
To avoid injury to personnel or damage to Equipment, use an assistant for all
To avoid injury to personnel or damage to Equipment, do not retrieve pallet loaded
in excess of 10,000 pounds (4536 kg).
To avoid death, serious injury or damage to Equipment, make sure that payload is
securely tied down before retrieving pallet.
To avoid death or serious injury, engage both parking brake and brake lock before
using hydraulic controls.
a. General. To retrieve the cargo pallet empty or with cargo up to 10,000 pounds (4536 kg) onto the
ribbon bridge transporter, use the rear winch and boom on the transporter.
(1) Use prybar to retract transporter (tiedown hooks and secure with quick release pins.
(2) Using ground guide, position transporter so that boom pivot is less than 3 feet in front of and aligned
with the forward end of the pallet.
(3) With transporter in position, engage parking brake and brake lock, depress and hold clutch pedal,
place transmission shift lever m neutral, engage transfer and PTO lever for hydraulic pump. Release clutch
(4) Set hand or remote throttle to increase engine speed to 1700 rpm.
(5) Remove quick release pin on cylinder locking pin bracket. Use pin-out control lever to disengage pin.
(6) Use winch-out control lever to pay out sufficient amount of cable to allow hook to reach pallet.
(7) Use boom-up and winch-out control levers to raise boom to full vertical position.
(8) Secure winch hook to pallet lift pin.
(9) Use winch-in control lever to play in winch cable and raise pallet enough to clear transporter rear tie
(10) Using boom up/down and winch in/out control levers, lower pallet to seat in tiedown hooks (figure 2-4).
(11) Using boom-down and winch-m control levers, play in winch cable and retrieve pallet onto boom
ensuring the pallet front roller engages boom guide channel.
(12) Recover pallet fully onto transporter and lower boom.
To avoid death or serious injury, make certain that both pallet forward lift pins are
secure in transporter hooks.
(13) Align boom sheave with cylinder locking pin bracket and use pin-in control lever to engage pin.
Insert quick release pin through bracket.