Quantcast Section II. OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS

Custom Search
 
  
 


TB 9-2330-381-14-1
1-4.
EQUIPMENT DATA
NOTE
Only equipment data elements which are different from those given in TM
9-2330-381-14 are given in this technical bulletin.
M1000 SEMITRAILER (WITH M1A2 MBT WITH MINE CLEARING BLADE ATTACHED)
Weight (fully loaded) .................................... 198,400 lbs (90,074 kg)
Section II. OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PARA. NO.
TITLE
1-5 ........................................ Operational Considerations
1-6 ........................................ Maintenance Considerations
1-5.
OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
CAUTION
The Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached exceeds the M1000
semitrailer design maximum payload weight. The heaviest of these payloads, the
M1A2 MBT with mine clearing blade attached, exceeds the M1000 semitrailer
design maximum payload weight by approximately 8,000 pounds (3,632 kg).  In
addition, when loading or unloading this special payload, the mine clearing blade
will scrape the ground.  Extreme caution is necessary to prevent damage to
equipment.
To operate the M1000 semitrailer with the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing
blade attached, semitrailer tire pressure must be increased, special loading and
unloading procedures must be followed, maximum driving speeds must be
reduced, and stopping distance must be increased to avoid damage to equipment.
a. Before loading the M1000 semitrailer with the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing bade attached, the tire
l
pressure on all semitrailer tires must be increased to 100-110 psi (690-758 kPa).
b. When loading the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached onto the M1000 semitrailer, the special
loading and unloading procedures in Chapter 2 of this supplement must be followed carefully.
c. When the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached is loaded onto the M1000 semitrailer, the
following maximum driving speeds must be observed:
Highway .................... 40 mph (64 km/h)
Secondary ................. 35 mph (56 km/h)
Off-road..................... 10 mph (16 km/h)
d. When the Abrams MBT series with mine clearing blade attached is loaded onto the M1000 semitrailer, separation
distance in convoys must be increased to account for the greater stopping distance required resulting from the
increased weight.
1-2



 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

Integrated Publishing, Inc.